Odds on Doubling

Kit Woolsey   ~  

16 February 2020 08:24

In a round-robin match in the Open trials, you must decide upon the right competitive action opposite your partner's weak notrump. None vul, South deals. As East, you hold: 1NT:. […]

What Are We Going To Do About Slow Play?

Adam Parrish   ~  

15 February 2020 08:01

Slow play is going to kill high-level bridge. I love bridge. I love competing at the highest levels. But it's gotten to the point that I hate playing in national events, especially the most prestigiou. […]

Which Squeeze? #7 -- Solution

Franco Baseggio   ~  

14 February 2020 08:01

This problem was originally presented by me, without discussion, here.  On the following pages is my best stab at a solution.   After the first 5 tricks as shown, you have 10. […]

Defence comes to the rescue

Paul Gipson   ~  

5 February 2020 09:41

The fifth round of the club's teams championship and we were in desperate need of a good result to stand a chance of retaining the trophy. It did not seem to go well at LotG and my table for most of t. […]

Slam bidding at the Winter Fours

Paul Gipson   ~  

22 January 2020 14:03

Alex and I earned a lot of imps with our slam bidding over the weekend and didn't lose too many, so I thought I'd focus on these for a change. Our methods can be complex and this might be too much inf. […]

2020 Winter Foursomes - a quick report

Paul Gipson   ~  

20 January 2020 14:33

Alex and I played with Alan and Brian in this year's SBU Winter Foursomes and our route to a fourth consecutive final had the normal humps and bumps.As usual on the Friday evening the first discussion. […]

Camrose 2020 starts tonight Friday 10th January

Eamon Galligan   ~  

10 January 2020 19:16

Tonight we have the start of the Camrose Trophy. It will be shown live on Bridgebase Online.Northern Ireland have two teams. This means all the bridge players of Northern Ireland apart from John Fergu. […]

The importance of being earnest

Phasmid   ~  

3 January 2020 14:58

The importance of being earnest in your discards cannot be over-emphasized. The title of course comes from the play of that name by Oscar Wilde. But the point I wish to make is that, when dummy (or de. […]

Classic Rewind from 2007

Jennifer Jones   ~  

3 January 2020 05:30

Here are a couple of gems from the knockouts at the Sacramento Regional. The first hand was from the semifinals.Both Vul. As dealer I opened 1 diamond and heard 3 hearts on my left. Pass, pass to me.. […]

Examples of doubling: good and bad

Phasmid   ~  

31 December 2019 23:32

Starting with the bad. This hand was discussed on BridgeWinners. You hold ♠K862 ♥KQ4 QJ963 7 as dealer, all white, IMPs. Playing Precision, you open 1♦ and partner responds 1♥. RHO now doub. […]