Posts by 10 November 2015

Bridge & Humor: Bridge in the Vicarage by David Bird

By David Bird • 10 November, 2015

Celestial card play

The first David Bird story featuring the monks of St Titus appeared in Bridge Magazine in June 1978.

A reader poses this interesting question by Zia Mahmood

By Zia Mahmood • 10 November, 2015

Poker Star Gus Hansen and Bridge Star Zia Mahmood

An email from a reader poses this interesting question: “You and partner reach game contract in a major. Both opposition passed all along. You are delighted to…

False Preference by Julian Pottage

By Julian Pottage • 10 November, 2015

Julian Pottage

False preference is when partner bids two suits and you return to the first suit even though you have a card more in his second suit.

Remembering Freddy by Frank Stewart

By Frank Stewart • 10 November, 2015

Frank Stewart 10

My friend Alfred Sheinwold, who originated this column as “Sheinwold on Bridge” in 1962, died 10 years ago this past week. Freddy was a bidding innovator, editor…

Bridge & Humor: Bridge Hands Orbit

By Ana Roth • 10 November, 2015

bridge cartoon signals

The best hand I ever held, and also one of the most frustrating, occurred in a rubber bridge game at the New York Cavendish Club

Opening Leads by Klaus Reps

By EBL • 10 November, 2015

Klaus Reps

We are pleased to be able to give you a digest of the lecture given for less experienced players by Klaus Reps.

Counting the Opponents’ Distribution by Patrick Jourdain

By Patrick Jourdain • 10 November, 2015

Patrick Jourdain press conference

Bridge is a game of deduction, judgment and memory. Memory improves with practice, judgment improves if you learn from experience. But deduction is

Blind Leads are for Deaf Players! by David Gold

By Ana Roth • 10 November, 2015

England win Camrose Trophy

When Terence Reese made his non-PC remark, ‘Blind leads are for deaf players,’ he meant that the bidding often tells you what to lead.