Posts by 19 January 2016

Conventions: Blackout convention

By Ana Roth • 19 January, 2016

blackout convention

Blackout is a convention for responding to a reverse bid, whereby the responder can show whether or not he has any better than a minimum response.

Bridge & Humor: Victor Mollo (1909 – 1987)

By Victor Mollo • 19 January, 2016

Bridge cartoon vintage

Victor Mollo was born in St Petersburg, into a wealthy Russian family. He was 8 years old when…

10 is the Magic Number by George Cuppaidge

By Ana Roth • 19 January, 2016

George Cuppaidge

How often is game on for both sides? What does that say about the need for 25/6 points combined?

A Contrast of Styles by James Jacoby

By Ana Roth • 19 January, 2016

James Jacoby book

Both Bruce the Basher and Sam the Scientist held the North cards. See how differently their minds work.

Sacrificing May be Cheap or Expensive by Phillip Alder

By Phillip Alder • 19 January, 2016

get smarter at bridge by Phillip Alder

Considering how the opponents would have done is important when you have sacrificed as in this deal from …

Misfit hands Suggest Bidding at Low level

By Ana Roth • 19 January, 2016

'You're not from around here, are you?'

Bridge students are taught that as soon as their bidding sequences give a hint of the possibility of misfit hands, they should slow down or even halt their bidding at a low level.