Posts by August 2016

Just Duck to Save Your Father by Nikola Tcholakov, Sofia (BUL)

By ferlema • 30 August, 2016

Nikola Tcholakov

Recently I watched on BBO an interesting board involving some very good Bulgarian players. South was Mr. Christo Drumev (BBO Drumev) – World Senior Pairs Champion 2002 in Montreal

O. Jacoby on Bridge

By Ana Roth • 29 August, 2016

Hear how to play bridge Oswald Jacoby

All deceivers don’t go around selling gold bricks. Some operate at the bridge table.

Reading the cards is beneficial By Phillip Alder

By Phillip Alder • 29 August, 2016

Phillip Alder

Success at bridge goes hand in hand with reading the cards. If you work out where the key missing honors lie and how you will get around the best defense and worst distribucion, you will do very well.

The Plan XXIV by Tim Bourke

By Tim Bourke • 29 August, 2016

Tim Bourke

West led the ace of hearts and, when that held, shifted to the king of clubs. When East played the queen of clubs, West continued with the eight of clubs.

Preempting Style By Steve Robinson

By Steve Robinson • 27 August, 2016

Steve Robinson

I asked my expert panel — Let’s assume that you’re in control of your partnership preempting style. Assume favorable in first seat.

The One That Got Away By Karen Walker

By Karen Walker • 27 August, 2016

Tod Moses, Bill Doroshow, Karen Walker, Nate Ward, Nancy & Alan Popkin

Fishing isn’t the only sport whose enthusiasts are tempted to tell white lies about their accomplishments. Even bridge players stretch the truth occasionally,…

Bridge & Humor: The hand of a lifetime

By Ana Roth • 27 August, 2016

cartoon fun

If you were vulnerable and dealt yourself the following hand in a game of rubber bridge

Bridge Logic: The Real Expert

By Ana Roth • 27 August, 2016

Bob Hamman
Photo por Peg Kaplan

Here is a gem played by Bob Hamman at the 2008 Boston National Championships. After some fairly non-descript bidding, the many time World Champion landed in …Photo: Bob Hamman By Peg Kaplan

Playing Like the Hideous Hog II By David Lindop

By Ana Roth • 26 August, 2016

David Lindop

We won’t always have such a ‘no lose’ option. Suppose we again reach 4 spades after this auction:

A wise time to fool your partner By Charles Goren

By Charles Goren • 26 August, 2016

Charles Goren

All bidding systems, no matter how complicated are subject to the same code of ethics. They must be a matter of public record, containing no secret bids that mean something to the partners but nothing to the opponent. Of course,…