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. […]

Dennis Bilde is 2020 Lazard Sportsman of the Year

Bridge Winners   ~  

21 January 2020 17:12

{profile_link dennis-bilde}Dennis Bilde{endlink} has been named the 2020 recipient of the Sidney H. Lazard Jr. Sportsmanship award. The Sportsman Award was established by Sidney Lazard in honor of his. […]

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. […]

Punch the Chump

Kit Woolsey   ~  

19 January 2020 08:01

In a round-robin match in the Open Trials, you pick up a hand in your weak notrump range. N-S vul, East deals. As East, you hold: Your opening 1NT range at this vulnerability is. […]

The Missing

Han Peters   ~  

18 January 2020 09:04

Once again I'm making long hours in the basement of the Sacramento Sevens. Having drawn poorly, I find myself sitting opposite an elderly banker. I took a small fortune off of him earlier in the week,. […]

One off is good bridge

Paul Gipson   ~  

16 January 2020 09:32

We played our second round match in the Gold Cup last night against our friends in the SMITH team. Once again our junior pair was left out as midweek matches prove difficult when in Liverpool, but Mik. […]

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. […]