Posts by February 2015

7 Reasons to Teach Your Kids Bridge

By Ana Roth • 28 February, 2015

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Forget soccer games and violin lessons, teach your kids something really cool — bridge.

The Third hand Play by Easily Blackwood

By Ana Roth • 28 February, 2015

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In the following series of articles I want to show you a few problems of the third hand—that is the third player in play to a trick.

Distributional Hand Evaluation

By Ana Roth • 28 February, 2015

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As the bidding progresses, the rise and fall of one’s values is a phenomenon worthy of close attention. In distributional hands especially

Bridge & Humor: Anger To Laughs At Bridge Tourney

By Ana Roth • 27 February, 2015

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The American Contract Bridge League Tournament was near its end with the coveted Master Team Championship at stake.

The Four Seasons: Summer by Robert Darvas

By Ana Roth • 27 February, 2015

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The two spent much time together, chiefly at the bridge table. It was already July when they played together in the garden of the club once more.

There’s a Little Bad in the Best of Us

By Ana Roth • 27 February, 2015

Jan Wohlin

We all have a sneaky admiration for the artist at the bridge table who can convince another that the tricks he is looking at are a mirage.

Mistakes we make at Bridge by Larry Matheny

By Ana Roth • 26 February, 2015

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This great game is so difficult and complex that it’s impossible to play flawlessly. Although the expert may explain it as “taking a wrong view”, it still comes down to the same thing: we all make mistakes.

Interview to Frederic Wrang by Fernando Lema

By ferlema • 26 February, 2015

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My first mentor was Jan Wohlin who taught me and my brother David how to play when I was 13 years old and he was 15. He was a genius how to explain bidding and declaring.

Zia Mahmood in Action by C. Goren & O. Sharif

By Ana Roth • 26 February, 2015

Goren Sharif

Pakistan’s Zia Mahmood is one of the world most imaginative players. Here’s an example of his expertise from the 1986 World Team Olympiad.

Bridge Tournament in Noah’s Ark by Robert Darvas

By Ana Roth • 25 February, 2015

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The tournament never finished because the snails had not got beyond the fifth round and were still engaged playing the tortoises when the waters subsided and the Ark came to rest on Mount Ararat.” Photo: Edward Hicks, 1846