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David Silver (1935 - 2017)

Ray Lee ~ 1 Comments

Friday February 24, 2017 15:06:27

I’m sad to announce that David Silver passed away on February 23, 2017, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. He was a man of wide-ranging interests who will be remembered by many students from his forty-year career teaching literature at Seneca College in Toronto. He was a collector of rare books and first editions, and loved poking […]


Loyal Aces On Bridge Followers…

John Goold ~ 1 Comments

Saturday February 18, 2017 06:36:24

For those of you that follow the Aces on Bridge columns and noticed some recent comments went missing — they have been recreated (under my name, but attributed to their rightful owners). […]


To Be Forewarned Is To Be Forearmed!

Judy Kay-Wolff ~ 14 Comments

Friday February 17, 2017 15:23:42

Here in the States (as well as elsewhere), there is continual chatter about declining interest in our once majestic game .. particularly Contract Bridge, which came upon the scene in 1927. As with most issues, everyone can cite reasons for declining participation. […]


A Game By Any Other Name…

Judy Kay-Wolff ~ 10 Comments

Saturday February 04, 2017 22:51:06

The beginning of our beloved game came about in the 1800’s with Bridge Whist -- continuing until it was converted in 1904 to Auction Bridge and continued that way until Harold Vanderbilt was credited when he brilliantly converted "Auction" into "Contract" Bridge while on a cruise in 1927. Then along came Eli Culbertson, Milton Work, Charles […]


Double, Pass, Or Bid On?

Jeff Lehman ~ No Comments

Friday January 27, 2017 19:48:16

A recent matchpoint session at the local club duplicate presented an extraordinarily high number of “double, pass, or bid on” competitive bidding decisions.  With no promise that what worked best at the table is best in general, try your choices on the following hands.Board 4. […]


Sherlock Holmes Plays Bridge

Bob Mackinnon ~ No Comments

Friday January 27, 2017 13:50:47

In My Fair Lady Professor Henry Higgins asks his companion, Colonel Pickering, ‘why can’t a woman be more like a man?’ The colonel doesn’t come up with a clear answer. In the 21st century we are facing the question turned around: ‘why can’t a man be more like a woman?’, and we are finding he can, although not yet reaching the status […]


Exciting News From Las Vegas

Judy Kay-Wolff ~ 18 Comments

Thursday January 12, 2017 15:55:38

Take advantage of the upcoming Unit 373 Glitter Gulch Sectional rates at the newly renovated Plaza in the traditionally celebrated area known as The Fremont Experience. I have been in touch with Chairlady Extraordinaire, Angie Clark, who served as Hospitality Chairperson for the last two Chicago NABCs. I've gleaned the following from her which I […]


Recap Of 12/28/2016 28 Board Imp Individual

Bob Munson ~ No Comments

Thursday December 29, 2016 15:39:08

For the first time in a long time, we got in two games this month - mostly with different players.  There was quite an assortment of 5-6-7-9 IMP swings, some with interesting hands, but I'm going to stick with reporting the 5 double digit swings of the day.  Normally I just use first names - if the reader knows the players, they know who is who, […]


Recap Of 12/21/2016 28 Board Imp Individual

Bob Munson ~ No Comments

Friday December 23, 2016 17:35:09

Wow, this time we had no less than 9 double digit swings that included, I think, a number of interesting hands with all essentially revolving around bidding judgment/bidding choices that players face every day.  Bidding at the 5 level (or not), choosing game (or slam) in hearts, spades or NT.  It all started on the first first hand.  […]


Spot Cards Speak

Jeff Lehman ~ 2 Comments

Thursday December 15, 2016 15:00:39

North deals.  With your side silent, the auction progresses 1♥ by North, 1NT (not forcing) by South, 4♥ by North.You lead the ♣J and see: […]


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