Posts by 07 January 2016

Ask Jerry Helms

By Jerry Helms • 7 January, 2016

Bob Bitterman & Jerry Helms

Dear Jerry, Our convention card is clearly marked “weak jump overcalls.” Yesterday, the auction proceeded:

Deceptive Play by Alfred Sheinwold

By Ana Roth • 7 January, 2016

Alfred Sheinwold

It’s easy to falsecard by playing a card declarer already knows you hold; it’s harder to play a card when its location is not yet known (but soon will be ).

Into the unknown: Bridge tip from Sally Brock

By Ana Roth • 7 January, 2016

Nicola Smith, Fernando Lema e Sally Brock

When you, declarer, lead a card towards the dummy, both defenders can see the card you have played and dummy’s holding.

Win at Bridge by Alan Sontag

By Ana Roth • 7 January, 2016

Alan sontag

Sixty years ago, the auction bridge writer would show how declarer could count the whole hand when a deuce was opened against his notrump contract.

His Pianola Broke Down Part II

By Ana Roth • 7 January, 2016

Cartoon pigeons

But Mr. Pigeon is wont to make these thoughtless plays from time-to-time, which is at other reason why he loses at bridge.

His Pianola Broke Down Part I

By Ana Roth • 7 January, 2016

National Pigeon Monument (poos on someone's head).

Mr. Pigeon found himself quite suddenly in a game contract on board 11 at the Tuesday night duplicate, and when he saw the dummy, he was certain that the hand would play like a “pianola”.

To overcall or not? by Zia Mahmood

By Zia Mahmood • 7 January, 2016

zia mahmood Chennai 2015 1

The two teams that finished first and second in the 2011 English Premier League met in the final of the 2011 Gold Cup, Britain’s oldest and most prestigious team competition.