Posts by August 2014

WBF: International Player Database

By WBF • 31 August, 2014

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The World Bridge Federation (WBF) has taken on the task of compiling an International player database of all registered

Rio 1979: An Aggressive Grand slam by Roberto Mello and Jose Barbosa by Sergio Marinho Barbosa

By Ana Roth • 31 August, 2014

Sergio Marinho Barbosa

Playing against Italy, produced a very aggressive secuence-to reach 7 hearts in board 22.

Bridge Hand of the Year 2011 by Zia Mahmood

By Zia Mahmood • 31 August, 2014

Zia Mahmood

Today’s deal involves a type of play previously unknown to anyone except Geza Ottlik and Hugh Kelsey…

A Vienna Coup in the 2014 Palace Cup 2014

By Ana Roth • 30 August, 2014

Gawel- Jagniewski

At the 11th position arrived W. Gawel -R. Jagniewski, in the last board of the event they declared a slam, and declarer had to execute a Vienna Coup followed by a squezze to arrive to his 12th trick.

A 2014 Palace Cup Grand Slam

By Ana Roth • 30 August, 2014


Consider this Grand slam that helped the winner partnership to overcome the remaining pairs.

2014 Palace Cup

By Ana Roth • 30 August, 2014


Jacek Kalita & Michał Nowosadzki won the 2014 Palace Cup TOP 16 tournament.

Simple Defenses to Common Conventions Part III

By August Boehm • 29 August, 2014

August Boehm

When an opponent Alerts an artificial bid, the common defense is to use double as a lead-director.

Tips for No Trumps by B. Magee

By Bernard Magee • 29 August, 2014


The best advice I can give is: keep it simple and concentrate on the following first steps:

Bridge & Humor: A Funny Story by Matthew Mallory

By Ana Roth • 28 August, 2014

Matthew Mallory

I play a lot of bridge in U.S. Regional and National tournaments. If you pay attention, you can collect a lot of funny stories. Photo: Matthew Mallory

Besse Shows the Art of Card Play

By Ana Roth • 28 August, 2014

Jean Besse

Part of the art of card-play is to get full value for your high honours.