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Recap Of 2/3/2016 28 Board Imp Individual

Bob Munson ~ 1 Comments

Thursday February 04, 2016 04:22:39

Well, when you are down 36 IMPs after the first 4 boards, it will be a long day.  And it got worse.  I'm leaving tomorrow at 5:30 am, so this blog report will be quick.  These first 3 boards reported  below accounted for 37 IMPs, but since we won an IMP on the other board, my team was 'only' down 36 IMPs after 4.Board 1 […]


Suddenly Developing Strip Squeeze

Jeff Lehman ~ No Comments

Tuesday January 26, 2016 14:01:11

On Board 14 of yesterday’s club matchpoint duplicate, I misjudged the auction but then received a couple of breaks in the opponents' best suit that allowed for a nice recovery.My partner and I are playing a weak notrump.  Accordingly, an opening bid of 1 of a suit will be either a distributional hand (meaning a singleton or void somewhere; a […]


Realistic Depiction Of Bridge Dereliction

Judy Kay-Wolff ~ 15 Comments

Monday January 25, 2016 20:24:39

It is over two months since word resounded universally about the disgusting deliberately distorted alteration and re-creation of some form of the original ballot presentation for the Election of the 2016 Las Vegas Unit #373 Board of Directors. Many conscientious and quite outraged members contacted various representatives of the ACBL protesting […]


Squeeze Them Both

Jeff Lehman ~ No Comments

Saturday January 23, 2016 03:27:54

Declarer on this hand at the club today made only 12 tricks in his 6NT contract.  I cannot remember exactly what line he followed, but when the hand was over, I remarked to my partner that there must be an overtrick on a double squeeze with hearts as the pivot suit, because only I (North) can protect diamonds and only partner (South) can protect […]


Resolution For 2016!

Paul Cronin ~ 5 Comments

Friday January 22, 2016 02:42:59

Topping our list of bridge resolutions for 2016 should be some version of the following:Play nice - it is possible to be social and friendly at the table while trying one's best to do well. Those who are your your "opponents" are more importantly your friends, or potential friends. When something happens at the table that interferes with your […]


The Marketing Of Master Points

Jeff Lehman ~ 1 Comments

Wednesday January 20, 2016 01:05:30

Let’s assume that you subscribe to the view that the purpose of the ACBL master point award and rank advancement system is to increase the amount of bridge being played. Perhaps you do not subscribe to that view.  Perhaps you prefer an award system that acts more similarly to a rating system.  Or perhaps you feel that the playing of bridge […]


Recap Of 1/13/2016 28 Board Imp Individual

Bob Munson ~ 2 Comments

Friday January 15, 2016 16:29:19

Wow, I don't think it was our best day of bridge for the group as a whole (I'm talking about all the hands, not just the ones reported on here).  Many potential swings (that didn't happen because of similar errors at both tables) and other swings (not reported because they failed to clear the hurdle of double digits) were not pretty bridge. […]


Dismay, Disgust And Disappointment

Judy Kay-Wolff ~ 10 Comments

Sunday January 10, 2016 02:20:00

Because I have not posted since early December, I have received several calls and personal emails from loyal concerned readers questioning if I was o.k. -- curious about my wellness or whether I just decided to throw in the towel. “WELL” I am. But DISGUSTED AS WELL. THROW IN THE TOWEL? NOT THIS OLD BITTY. […]


One No Trump Opposite 4441

Bob Mackinnon ~ 2 Comments

Tuesday January 05, 2016 18:11:11

If one is dealt a balanced hand with 16 scattered HCPs, and has just one bid to make, what would it be? 3NT! The single most likely situation is that the remaining HCPs are divided evenly about the table, 8 HCP for each player, so it makes sense for you to bid 3NT, your best chance for a good score. Some theorists feel the invitational 2NT is a […]


Merry Christmas !

Paul Cronin ~ No Comments

Thursday December 24, 2015 20:37:22

Just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, along with all best wishes for health and happiness in 2016!Some of the events of 2015 should make us all count our blessings, as they are many! […]


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