Hall of Fame Admission Rescinded

Mitch Dunitz   ~  

29 June 2022 17:01

With great sadness, the ACBL Hall of Fame Committee accepts Sharon Anderson's withdrawal as the 2022 Blackwood Award recipient and ACBL Hall of Fame member. A Blackwood Award recipient is selected ann. […]

If It Wasn't For Bad Luck, Wouldn't Have No Luck At All

Alt Invitational   ~  

29 June 2022 16:35

Martin Cantor reports  With a title from William Bell & Booker T. Jones' Born Under A Bad Sign The Alt 2022 Event 5 got underway on Monday, with a very strong field. The eight top or promoted teams. […]

Mental Slip

Kit Woolsey   ~  

26 June 2022 07:34

In a semi-final match in the Senior trials, you have some delicate decisions to make. E-W vul, North deals. As North, you hold: If you choose to preempt, your call would be 2!D,. […]

Last night in Sligo Take 2

Eamon Galligan   ~  

24 June 2022 16:25

 Last night in Sligo I saw another hand So the West player found a 1H bid when it seems almost normal to be bidding 1S planning to come back with 2H later in the bidding. However our hero responded. […]

Last night at the Sligo FOB I saw a hand

Eamon Galligan   ~  

24 June 2022 16:02

 Last night at the Sligo FOB I noticed the 2nd placed pair out of 38 runners played and bid board 1 fairly sadly. There are several good lessons in this hand. Lets see  So you are dealt the above a. […]

Boxing and the Horizon Principle

Phasmid   ~  

23 June 2022 21:27

 A hand came up recently which I thought was a good example of when (and how) to use the ideas of boxing and the horizon principle. Let's define them.Whenever you make a limited bid, you have "boxed". […]

Sacrificing for Dummies

Phasmid   ~  

3 June 2022 18:10

It's ten years since I last wrote something here on the Law of Total Tricks. My goal this time is to come up with something really simple to remember when considering a save.My thoughts on this were p. […]

Why are odd-even signals banned?

Paul Gipson   ~  

11 May 2022 09:21

In most of the jurisdictions that I play (England, Scotland, USA) the bridge authorities ban odd-even signals but permit odd-even discards. What are they and why is this?Odd-even signals, also known a. […]

This AM I went into Bridgez and I got a good hand ..46% .. Kelbourne musings

Eamon Galligan   ~  

22 April 2022 10:47

 Now I have heard of a hand like a foot before but never a hand like 2 feet. 32 high card points ...what can one do However I will not spoil anyone's fun as this hand is from today April 22nd. If. […]

Slightly awkward problems

Paul Gipson   ~  

20 April 2022 13:55

The penultimate round of the club's Championship Teams and we only need a win to retain the trophy although a loss and other results going our way would mean we could relax in the final match.For a ch. […]