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Lots Of Choices

Jeff Lehman ~ 2 Comments

Friday March 27, 2015 21:35:40

Here are some choices from today’s club matchpoint event.  Starting with Board 1.  […]


Real Matchpoints

Bob Mackinnon ~ No Comments

Wednesday March 25, 2015 15:26:22

Play bad bridge and you lose  -  Robert HammanIt is in human nature that conservatism increases in proportion to uncertainty. After World War II and The Great Depression, anxious parents filled piggy banks and taught their kids to save their pennies and the dollars would take care of themselves. Of course, we can now see that they would have […]


Allowable In Club Play??

Paul Cronin ~ 4 Comments

Tuesday March 24, 2015 17:24:43

When playing in a club team league last night ran into an opening 1C bid described as the "Bulgarian Club". Having never heard of this, I had to make numerous inquiries about the bid - some of which were(1) after an opening bid of 1C, and my "Please explain" - Answer:shows 13 cards(2) after an opening bid of 1D, and my"How is this different than […]


The Three Kings.

Mike Yuen ~ 3 Comments

Monday March 23, 2015 20:05:13

Some of us have heard of the Rabbi's Rule. "If the king is singleton play the Ace."While in New Orleans playing the Mixed Pairs with June Pocock I came across this deal.Dealer West. Neither side vulnerable.[iframe height="400" width="500" scrolling="auto" src="http://tinyurl.com/m6yzvw8"]The lead was Ace of clubs, dropped the King from dummy, […]


Transfer Squeeze

Jeff Lehman ~ 1 Comments

Wednesday March 18, 2015 20:05:47

Tuesday morning’s club game included a hand (Board 12) with bidding issues for both partner and me and with a play issue for me.Here are the hands of partner (North) and me (South): […]


Searching For The Perfect Ten

Jeff Lehman ~ 8 Comments

Tuesday March 10, 2015 16:06:54

Board 4 of yesterday’s matchpoint club game included points of interest in the bidding and the play.Playing against a pair of Grand Life Masters, you hold ♠764 ♥KQJ ♦AQT8 ♣Q84 and hear partner, as dealer, open 1♠.  Playing 2/1, you respond 2♦ and expect to next support spades cheaply.  When partner rebids 3♣ (showing, per your […]


Departing From The Norm

Judy Kay-Wolff ~ 11 Comments

Saturday March 07, 2015 00:32:24

Though I am far from a philosophic individual (to which Bobby will readily attest), I was mesmerized this morning while shopping when I happened upon five beautifully presented colorful wall hangings with marvelous (anonymously inscribed**) words of advice.  Each had a captivating one-word title accompanied by a brief explanation.  The […]


The Least Lie

Bob Mackinnon ~ 2 Comments

Tuesday March 03, 2015 18:43:07

During my first year of duplicate I opened 1♣ on a hand containing ♣AQ doubleton and ♦xxx. When the hand was over I was castigated by my LHO for not opening 1♦. It appeared he had given up an overtrick on a pseudo-squeeze. I have always felt that one should prefer to bid where the points are, and had no deceptive agenda in mind, in fact, I […]


What Has Become Of Our Once-exalted Bridge Hall Of Fame?????

Judy Kay-Wolff ~ 24 Comments

Monday March 02, 2015 02:28:50

It is a crying shame that the ACBL HOF has been the increasing target of bones of contention .. (some deserved and others not) in recent years. It no longer is synonymous with a stalwart supreme salute to an institution that has honored the prides of our majestic game as it has branched out in a myriad of directions .. administrators, […]


Bridge And Sports Pyschology

Linda Lee ~ 6 Comments

Wednesday February 18, 2015 19:28:30

I am working on a talk on sports psychology. It has three parts to represent the three activities I participate in: Bridge, Running and Tennis. My expertise in each of them is in that order. I consider myself a bridge expert, a running advanced and an intermediate tennis player (although some might argue that I am being too generous in the latter […]


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