Posts by July 2015

Bridge & Humor: The Master Point Press Book of the Year 2005

By Ana Roth • 30 July, 2015

The Principle of Restricted Talent and Other Bridge Stories

Readers of The Bridge World will already be familiar with the acerbic Chthonic, the self-confessed world’s greatest bridge player.

The Opposition Trial Bid By Christer Andersson

By Ana Roth • 30 July, 2015


I have had many long discussions with partners about how to invite game after a sequence such as…

The Ace of Trumps Run Away by Victor Mollo

By Victor Mollo • 30 July, 2015

Libro Victor Mollo

Papa and the Hideous Hog exchanged hostile glances. They had known in their bones that they would cut together, for…

Bridge & Humor: Press Room Stories…by Sam Leckie

By Ana Roth • 30 July, 2015

Sam Leckie takes time off from writing

When I handed copy for the Daily Bulletin to Editor Henry Francis, I re marked…

Bridge Cowards Die Often by A. Sheinwold

By Ana Roth • 30 July, 2015

Alfred Sheinwold

The coward dies a thousand deaths at the bridge table. The brave man takes his chances and often manages to survive.

Inferential Counts by Eddie Kantar

By Eddie Kantar • 30 July, 2015

Eddie Kantar 2010

Sometimes you can infer the count of a suit, particularly a major suit, based not only on…

Creating an imaginary loser by David Bird

By David Bird • 30 July, 2015

David Bird

Persuading a defender that he can defeat the contract by grabbing a winner can produce bushels of points.

Two quite useful lessons by Terence Reese

By Terence Reese • 29 July, 2015

Terence Reese

Why’s he leading a spade when the contract must depend on diamonds?

A Ruffing Discard by Zia Mahmood

By Zia Mahmood • 29 July, 2015

around the world in 80 hands

See if you can find his defense as East on this deal:

When the Trump Suit has Gaps by Albert Dormer

By Ana Roth • 28 July, 2015

dormer reese

When faced with a ragged trump suit, declarer should look for a way of inducing a defensive error.