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Recap Of 7/15/2019 28 Board Imp Individual

Bob Munson ~ No Comments

Tuesday July 16, 2019 06:14:55

For the 5 big swing hands today, bidding judgment was one factor that helped create the swings, but leads/defense and declarer play also played very significant roles.  In 4 out of 5 cases, improved defense/declarer play would reduce or eliminate the swing, and in one case create a swing the other way. […]

Recap Of 6/19/2019 28 Board Imp Individual

Bob Munson ~ No Comments

Friday June 21, 2019 05:18:03

Bidding judgment determined all 4 of today's swing hands. […]

Bridge Interrupted

Alex Coyne ~ 1 Comments

Sunday June 02, 2019 07:48:52

I haven’t been practicing my bridge game as often as I should – which is, frankly, shameful – although there’s reason. We’ve been served with a surprise eviction notice by our landlords, who themselves are supposedly bridge players, to be out on the 29th of May. Illegal, and our lawyers have taken over.  So far, we’ve been asked if […]

Recap Of 5/20/2019 28 Board Imp Individual

Bob Munson ~ 3 Comments

Thursday May 23, 2019 05:31:36

Today there were 6 double digit swings, 3 of them fell into declarer play problems (with leads and defense also playing a factor), with bidding judgment the source for the other 3 big swings. […]

Bridge Beyond The Bridge2success Fest

Alex Coyne ~ No Comments

Saturday May 11, 2019 14:06:49

• More information about Bridge2Success can be found at their official website.• Read more about the bridge scene in Poland at Great Bridge Links. It’s the International Bridge Fest in Warsaw, Poland today. It’s a great opportunity to play bridge, introduce new people to bridge and network – and it’s it also continues far beyond only […]

Initiative: Getting People To Play More Bridge

Alex Coyne ~ 1 Comments

Saturday April 20, 2019 14:15:24

As part of the Bridge2Success initiative and the upcoming International Bridge Fest taking place in Warsaw, Poland on the 11th of May this year, I’ve put a lot of thought into how more players can be brought to the game.This post is a collection of thoughts around drawing players that will hopefully be useful to clubs and players.More […]

Look Ma, No Hands!

Paul Cronin ~ 2 Comments

Monday April 15, 2019 20:06:37

Checking some recent results saw that a 3 table club game awarded 1.90 MPs for coming first. There were 2 "A" pairs and 4 "B" pairs. Good reminder for me that "master points are just can't give them away". […]

Where Is The Oversight?

Paul Cronin ~ 3 Comments

Saturday March 02, 2019 01:53:45

So many people in so many Units and Districts work so hard to put on tournaments for us to enjoy, and their Board members keep a very careful eye on expenses so as to avoid losses and ensure that the tournaments continue to be offered in the futureIs the ACBL marching to a different drummer?Losing somewhere between $1,000,000 and $2,000,000 on the […]

Here We Go Again!

Paul Cronin ~ 1 Comments

Monday February 18, 2019 02:30:10

This March 16-18 will see the fifth running of the ACBL "human and a robot partner versus two robots"  tournament. If you win, you get 48 MPs and a national championship title. In this tournament, you are always South, and you always have the best hand. You and your partner will have 20+ points five times out of six. The robots have a lot of […]

Best Player In The Room

Jeff Lehman ~ 2 Comments

Sunday December 02, 2018 12:32:09

I have a several day commitment out of town.  On the first day of the commitment, I discover that the commitment ends at noon.  This allows me enough time to arrange to play at the 1:00 pm local duplicate game.My pickup partner is a woman in her late 70’s.  Upon asking about her background, I learn that she  was a math major and computer […]

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