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What Declarer Does Not Know Can Hurt Him

Jeff Lehman ~ No Comments

Saturday January 31, 2015 05:20:37

Recognizing that declarer does not necessarily know what you know is a talent that can be used favorably by a good defender.  Here was an example where I was outdefended by an opponent at the other table of a club Swiss team event.  (Board 17, Reyim Swiss of January 29, directions reversed.)The opponents conducted this auction to 4♥.  […]

W B F Luminaries….

Judy Kay-Wolff ~ 4 Comments

Wednesday January 21, 2015 20:32:18

Sorry for my tardiness, but lacking skills as a computer techie (among other things), I finally was able to reproduce this beautiful assemblage of the five WBF Presidents taken in 2011 in Veldhoven.  From left to right:  Bobby, Jose Damiani, James Ortiz Patino, current WBF President Gianarrigo Rona and Ernesto.  I  also wanted to share with […]

The Art Of Good Guessing

Bob Mackinnon ~ 4 Comments

Friday January 16, 2015 14:43:14

During the Baze Seniors Final super-scientist Eric Rodwell was asked what his 3rd seat 3NT bid meant, and he replied, ‘it can be anything I want.’ I was shocked. It was as if Albert Einstein had risen during a symposium at Princeton and said, ‘Gentlemens, forget about Cosmic Evolution for the time beings – tonight Abbott and Costello open […]

January 14, 2015 - Bridge Is A Cruel Game

Steve Bloom ~ No Comments

Thursday January 15, 2015 18:36:29

Sometimes, what happens at the bridge table doesn’t seem to reflect the skill of the players involved, and that can be very frustrating. Of course, that also makes it fun, for, as we all know, Bridge can be a very cruel game. Take a look at this hand from Sunday’s play: […]

Recap Of 1/12/2015 28 Board Imp Individual

Bob Munson ~ No Comments

Wednesday January 14, 2015 04:14:41

Although there were many hands of interest, I'm just sticking with the double digit swings.  And, I'm excluding one of the double digit swings, since the swing seemed to me to be less about bridge and more about discussing leads and carding before commencing play.  It is very important to have a defensive partnership on the same page concerning […]

Winning Strategy?

Paul Cronin ~ 1 Comments

Sunday January 11, 2015 23:28:05

When you sit down to play at a club or tournament, what is your strategy for winning? Will you win because you are the best bidder in the room? The best defender? The best declarer? If you answered "No" to each of the above, do you expect to win at all? Or are you there just for the joy of "playing", with winning being an accident that simply puts […]

Benevolent Brazilian Bridge Icon Passes On

Judy Kay-Wolff ~ 10 Comments

Sunday January 11, 2015 21:43:08

I read with extreme sadness that Ernesto d'Orsi, one of the most respected and beloved Administrators in the annals of international bridge, died today.  Before Bobby came into my life, Ernesto's name represented merely a friendly wave or warm smile.  After 2003, when I began to accompany Bobby to a multitude of exciting world championships […]

Squeezing Something Out Of A Poor Session

Jeff Lehman ~ 2 Comments

Saturday January 10, 2015 20:26:05

In an otherwise less-than-inspiring club session on January 9 morning at Temple Reyim, (begun with my getting greedy on our first board and going down one trick in a 3NT contract that I could have claimed at Trick 2, later compounded by playing in a part score on a good and making slam when a game forcing bid was passed, never being supported by […]

January 7, 2015-bridge Is For Bidders

Steve Bloom ~ 3 Comments

Wednesday January 07, 2015 20:36:47

It has often been said that Bridge is a bidder’s game. Two hands from play this week reinforced that notion. First up, there was board five. As South, red-on-white, you pick up: […]

Best Laid Plans...

Mike Yuen ~ 8 Comments

Monday January 05, 2015 02:09:55

 At the recent Vancouver Sectional Open Pairs. Session 1,  Dealer East. North-South vulnerable. This board generated alot of buzz.Many North-South pairs played either in 6, 7 Hearts or 6, 7 Spades. Some even played the slams doubled. Litwin and Ballantyne made the grand slam redoubled for +2940. They thought they had a clear top til I played […]

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