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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...

Zia Cuebids

Source: Bridgeguys This is a fake cuebid and has only one purpose. The concept of this prinicple has been employed by many bridge players in the...

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...

Competing without a known fit By Robson & Segal

Source: Partnership Bidding at Bridge by Robson & Segal (Full Version) Introduction Up to this point, all your cooperative competing has been on the basis of a...

Mental Simulation by Justin Lall

Source: Justin Lall Most auctions start with each partner describing their hand to the other until one of them is able to take control. Taking control...

Opening with 4 diamonds and 5 clubs By Andrew Gumperz

Source: andrew-gumperz.blogspot.com.ar Opening bids are the foundation on which subsequent bidding is laid. If the foundation is unstable, the rest of the auction may come tumbling...

An unknown Drury trick By Mike Lawrence

Source: June 2016 ACBL Bridge Bulletin   Many players use Drury, an excellent convention. This article will discuss an aspect of Drury...

Planning Ahead in the Auction by David Lusk

Source: Australian Bridge Federation;  April 2001 Gaining advantages in competitive auctions is often geared to considering future problems when the opponents compete or are likely...

Limit Your Hand by David Gold

One of the most important things to do in a constructive auction is to limit your hand. What does this mean exactly? One of the...

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