Posts by July 2014

An Old Adage by Liz McGowan

By Ana Roth • 31 July, 2014


THERE is an old adage: ‘eight ever, nine never’. It refers to whether or not to finesse when you have ace-king-jack, missing the queen. …

Intermediate: Bridge Tips II

By Neil H. Timm • 31 July, 2014

Neil Timm

You are playing the 2/1 game force system and you have the following hand when partner opens 1espade…

Conventions: Combined Bergen raises

By Marty Bergen • 31 July, 2014

Marty Bergen

The Purpose of combined Bergen raises is…

Bridge Road Warriors 2014 #42

By GS Jade Barrett • 31 July, 2014

Margie Sullivan and GS Jade Barrett

The purpose of practice is to obtain unconscious competence – the ability to know what you are doing without thinking about it.

Goulash Bridge Tips

By Ana Roth • 30 July, 2014

Goulash Tips

To deal unshuffled cards in packets. One variation involves dealing one packet of 5 consecutive cards off the pack to the first player, a second packet of …

An Example of Prestidigitation

By Ana Roth • 30 July, 2014

Steve Becker

The outcome ot many contracts frequently hinges on how the defenders cards are divided.

A Benito Garozzo’s Famous Hand

By Ana Roth • 29 July, 2014

Garozzo y Latala

This deal occurred during the 1980 World Bridge Olympiad in the match between Italy and Ireland. With Lorenzo Lauria and Benito Garozzo North-South for Italy.

Conventions: GAR by Saverio Margiotta

By ferlema • 29 July, 2014


It is part of AMBRA, Garozzo’s system he created for Italian Junior Team (I was part of it) in the early 90’s.

Convention: The 1345 Gadget

By • 29 July, 2014


Suppose that you are playing a 15-17 1NT and Partner opens 1NT. You hold any one of the following hands:

Convention: Bergen Responses to Gambling 3NT

By Marty Bergen • 29 July, 2014

Marty Bergen

Depending on the location of the singleton and your hand, responder is usually interested in