Posts by October 2015

Scintillating in the side Swiss by Alan Truscott

By Ana Roth • 31 October, 2015

Alan Truscott

Five players Alan Truscott-Phillip Alder-Holman-Patrick Jourdain-Albert Dormer! seemed enough for an “English” team in the side Swiss Teams last

Goren Bridge with Tannah Hirsch & Bob Jones

By Ana Roth • 31 October, 2015

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Trump Problem

Ranking Sudamericano Damas by Fernando Lema

By ferlema • 31 October, 2015

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Leda Pain (SouthAmerican Grand Master ) retains the top spot followed by Heloisa Nogueira (GMS) and Graça Poncioni (MS).

Bridge & Humor: Our fight against Mephistopheles and Beelzebub by Robert Darvas

By Ana Roth • 31 October, 2015

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“We are invincible -and there is no partnership worldwide who can excel us.”

Aggressive Bridge by Bob Crosby

By Bob Crosby • 30 October, 2015

Bob Crosby

The “meek do not inherit the earth” in Bridge . There is a “poker” element of the game that involves bluffing and risk taking.

Counting at Bridge By Larry Matheny

By Ana Roth • 30 October, 2015

Contar la mano

Do you wonder how the experts always seem to guess right against you? One of the reasons is

The Art of Card Reading

By Ana Roth • 29 October, 2015

Sobel Smith, Helen

One of the greatest players the world has ever known was the late Helen Sobel, who passed away in 1969.

Bridge & Humor: Pseudopsychic Bidding

By Ana Roth • 29 October, 2015

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Here’s a hand from last night that I found quite amusing.

Conventions: Modified Puppet Stayman

By Ana Roth • 29 October, 2015

Pavlicek Richard

Main objective is not to reveal the shape of the concealed hand (opener) on typical auctions; hence opener must rebid

They don’t make ’em like that any more by Zia Mahmood

By Zia Mahmood • 29 October, 2015

Zia Mahmood

The English Bridge Union was founded in 1936 and is therefore celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2011.