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Balancing by Marilyn Hemenway

Source: Omaha Bridge Perhaps, the most difficult aspect of defensive bidding is that of “balancing” which can probably best be defined as “keeping the bidding...

Splimit Bids By Billy Miller

Source: Febrero 2011 ACBL BRIDGE BULLETIN  He might not be able to evaluate accurately, however, because you have fewer high-card points than he will expect. Also,...

Play Too Fast Series – In the Bidding By Mike Lawrence

Source: Play Too Fast Series – In the Bidding By Mike Lawrence This article on bidding represents a small change from the normal items that...

Competitive Bidding 2: They bid-and-raise-a-Major (Spades)

Source: BBO By BBOer Shengabus (Yuan Shen) Visit Yuan Shen Bridge site This series will focus on competitive auctions. I have an ambitious list of topics I...

When they Redouble by Mike Lawrence

Source:  ACBL A common situation occurs when your partner makes a takeout double and your right-hand opponent redoubles. K Q 7 6 2 Q 7 4...

Bridge History: The 4th Suit Forcing

Norman Squire formaly introduced the Fourth Suit to the public in 1957, in his book, The Theory of Bidding. This is an abstract of...

How To Bid Strong Semi Balanced Hands

Peter Hollands is a very talented young bridge player who was a grand master at 23 and has represented Australia and Victoria in open...

Breakin’ the Rules: Penalty Doubles by Joshua Donn

“Advanced players know the rules. Experts know when to break the rules.” – Anonymous Penalty doubles are one aspect of bridge where a creative player...

Takeout Double

Source: Wikipedia In the card game contract bridge, a takeout double is a low-level conventional call of "Double" over an opponent's bid as a request for partner to bid his...

Support Double

Source: Wikipedia For example, after 1- (Pass) - 1 - (1)The support double is a bridge convention used to distinguish between three-card and four-card support for partner's suit response to one's...

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