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“real” Bridge Over Troubled Water

Judy Kay-Wolff ~ 4 Comments

Monday April 20, 2015 13:30:55

Forgive my referencing the popular Simon and Garfunkel title, but I can think of nothing more appropos than our worsening situation here in Zone 2. I cannot speak for other administrations, but I do want to share sincere facts and concerns of a writer, Barry Senensky, who made contact with me on my site for the first time a day ago. With his […]


Payoff For Tempo Violators

Jeff Lehman ~ 9 Comments

Friday April 17, 2015 21:22:08

Because my schedule often makes playing in tournaments difficult, I play a high percentage of games in clubs.  One product of that experience is that I observe quite a bit of Breaks in Tempo.  My perception is that partners of  the tempo breakers seem to make more frequent good decisions than they do when there is no tempo break. Hence, my joy […]


Your Opinion Please …

Judy Kay-Wolff ~ 24 Comments

Saturday April 11, 2015 17:20:26

How would you judge the equity of one 'couple' (by legal documentation or association) simultaneously holding five (5) ACBL Unit positions between them? Tournament Chair and Board President, Assistant Tournament Chair, Partnership Chair and Chair of Section Top Awards. I kid you not. It is akin to the Queen Mother holding court. Egotism, […]


Recap Of 4/6/2015 28 Board Imp Individual

Bob Munson ~ 3 Comments

Wednesday April 08, 2015 21:18:49

Only 3 double digit swings this time.  Two red games bid/not bid and one slam bid/not bid.  All swings this time were in bidding judgment - this seems to be my usual conclusion as I review the results. […]


Not Hard To Read

Jeff Lehman ~ 2 Comments

Saturday April 04, 2015 18:48:31

In yesterday’s club matchpoint game, I was faced with a tough bidding decision.I held  […]


What Is A bridge Guru????

Judy Kay-Wolff ~ 8 Comments

Thursday April 02, 2015 20:51:20

If you question twenty people, no doubt you will receive twenty different opinions. However, according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the definition (as applicable to our game) is "a person who has a lot of experience in or knowledge about a particular subject." Knowledge and experience are the keys to the bridge kingdom. Having survived six […]


In My Dreams

Jeff Lehman ~ 2 Comments

Monday March 30, 2015 22:33:36

In one of the hands on my previous blog entry, I was on lead against 2NT after the opponents’ auction of 1♥-1♠; 2♦-2♥; 2NT-P.  From K62, T3, Q53, KJ765, I led the ♠K.  In my dreams, declarer is 1=5=4=3 with the stiff ♠Q and my lead is the only one to set the contract by not only pinning declarer's ♠Q but also establishing […]


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 ~ 7 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 ~ 4 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, […]


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