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Do You have any Ideas? by Michael Lawrence (USA)

Wikipedia: Michael Steven Lawrence (born May 28, 1940) is an American bridge player, teacher, theorist, and prolific writer. Lawrence was born in San Francisco. He started...

How did the play go? by Phillip Alder

Source: ACBL: “Phillip Alder is a columnist for The New York Times and a syndicated columnist for 22 years with United Feature Syndicate. His column appears in...

A Simple Plan by Tim Bourke

Source: IBPA Column Service FEB 2021 **Source: wikipedia: Tim Bourke "is an Australian bridge player and writer. His joint project with Justin Corfield "the Art of Declarer Play" won...

44th World Team Championships: Making Partner’s Life Easy by Brian Senior

This deal from the first session of the quarter-finals saw the majority of those who played in 3NT on the N/S cards making their...

Honolulu, HI 2018 Fall NABC Thinking Bridge by Eddie Kantar

Source: https://live.acbl.org/bulletins/NABC183 "Counting your tricks. The avoidance play. Which finesse? Defensive discarding." Dealer South. Neither Vul 7 3 2 K J 8 7 4 A J 6 5 2 A Q 8 6...

The Lead’s The Thing by Justin Lall

As declarer, the clue that helps me figure out the hand the most is the opening lead. There is a wealth of reliable information...

Expert defense By Lew Stansby

Source: www.paloaltobridge.com Expert defense involves collecting clues about the hand from the bidding and early play and putting all the information into place to solve the...

High Level Defense Signal By Alan Sontag

Source: Daily News – 27 Feb 1981 Dealer South. Neither Vul 8 6 4 A Q 10 K J 8 7 4 2 A A Q 7 2 J 5 4 6 J 9 7 6...

Counting, in most cases, is such a simple process By Easley...

Source: Schenectady Gazette – 27 Jul 1953 Many contracts are made which could have been defeated if the defenders had taken the trouble to count the hand. And...

Opening Leads: When to be Passive

Source: richmondbridgeassociation.org Some auctions (such as those where the opponents have shown a good source of tricks outside the trump suit) call for an aggressive, potentially...

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