Posts by February 2016

When to Draw Trumps by Paul Lavings

By Paul Lavings • 29 February, 2016

Paul Lavings 2013 APBF Championships

One of the mysteries of bridge is when you should draw trumps. Yet the answer is so simple. YOU SHOULD DRAW TRUMPS WHEN….

Doubtful Advice By Frank Stewart

By Frank Stewart • 29 February, 2016

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We’re often told: “Always cover an honor with an honor.” Doubtful advice. Experts cover (or not) on a case-by-case basis.

When trumps Break Wrong side suits may be used as “additional trumps”

By Ana Roth • 29 February, 2016

William McKenney y Dick Frey

When trumps break badly, nothing is more effective in averting disaster than a long side suit.

Analyzing Leads & Assigning HCP at Trick One

By Ana Roth • 29 February, 2016

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Opening leads often tell you a lot about the defenders’ hands.

Hand Evaluation By Gordon Bower

By Gordon Bower • 29 February, 2016

Gordon Bower

Many people have trouble deciding when to raise after partner preempts.

Extending Stayman Convention Scope By James R. Klein

By Ana Roth • 29 February, 2016

bridge cartoon nuevo

The Stayman convention over one no-trump is a prime example of constructive improvement in scope which accomplishes a great deal more than its primary intention of finding a 4-4 major suit fit.

Cool Hand from the 2012 Bermuda Bowl By Joe Grue

By Bridgewinners • 29 February, 2016

joe grue

I usually try if possible to follow Meckstroth’s rule of dealing with preempts:

Lederer 2016: England Open Win (Again!)

By Ana Roth • 28 February, 2016

England Open Lederer 2016

2016 England Open: Alexander Allfrey, David Bakhshi, Tony Forrester, David Gold, Andrew Robson

Declarer Play: For the Improving Player

By Ana Roth • 28 February, 2016

bridge cartoon alfred Sheinwold

South to make 6H (IMPs) Opening lead is SK. Trumps are 2-1.

6th South American Transnational Bridge Festival

By Ana Roth • 28 February, 2016

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This year the South American TransNational Bridge Festival is going to be played in Medellin, Colombia, one of the most beautiful cities in South America. Today we are posting some data and some photos…