Posts by November 2013

Thinking Bridge: Phoenix NABC 2nd Day

By Eddie Kantar • 30 November, 2013

Eddie Kantar

In each of examples, you are always West leading a spade, an unbid suit, against a suit contract.

Thinking Bridge: Phoenix NABC 1st Day

By Eddie Kantar • 30 November, 2013

Eddie Kantar

During each day of the NABC, Eddie Kantar, one of the best American bridge authors, explains one bridge hand, this is the first of them.

Bridge & Humor: Snoopy and Woodstock

By Ana Roth • 30 November, 2013

Snoopy and Woodstock

Snoopy and Woodstock were made Honorary Life Masters by the American Contract Bridge League, the only two players to have ever been so honoured.

Bridge & Humor: Why is Bridge Better than Sex?

By Ana Roth • 30 November, 2013


Partner doesn’t become upset about people you played bridge with long ago.

Alejandro Bianchedi Interview

By Ana Roth • 29 November, 2013

Alejandro Bianchedi

Meet Alejandro Bianchedi the brand new member of the Lavazza team. You will have the opportunity to see him play in a few days … Watch his video report by Fernando Lema.

Fulvio Fantoni Reports from NABC Phoenix 2013

By Fulvio Fantoni • 29 November, 2013

Fulvio Fantoni en Ostende 2013

After winning the silver medal in Italian Cup 2013, yesterday we reached Phoenix for the NABC.

Bridge and Humor: Hesitations

By Ana Roth • 28 November, 2013

high stakes bridge game

During a high stakes game one day, the legendary Alvin Roth and his partner found themselves defending a 7NT contract.

An Intrafinesse Example by Fernando Lema

By ferlema • 28 November, 2013

Fernando Lema

The WGM Gabriel Chagas, once explained the way to play this kind of weak suits, he called the technique the Intra-Finesse.

God is Italian by Pietro Forquet

By Pietro Forquet • 28 November, 2013

1974 Pietro Forquet (Italia) y Gabino Cintra (Brasil)

“God is Italian” with this words complained Edgar Kaplan about a couple of miraculous contracts completed by the Blue team during the final of a world championship. Photo: 1974 Pietro Forquet (Ita) y Gabino Cintra (Bra)

Odd/Even Discards

By Marilyn Hemenway • 28 November, 2013

Marilyn Hemenway

What are Odd/Even (O/E) discards? Also called Roman Discards, they are a discarding method whereby the first card that you discard is an attempt to signal partner as to which suit you’d like led.