Posts by 24 September 2016

Giving Up Losers to Get a Count by Louis Watson

By ferlema • 24 September, 2016

Watsons-the-play-fo-the-hand

The deal which follows illustrates getting a count at the very end of a hand. The declarer has to give up his losers before he can reach any coclusion as to his proper play.

I’m so Unlucky

By Ana Roth • 24 September, 2016

'Christmas is on a Friday this year.'

“I’m so unlucky,” today’s declarer mourned after losing his game, “that I could make a mistake playing to Trick 13.”

Defensive Trump Tactics By Richard Pavlicek

By Ana Roth • 24 September, 2016

cartoon-defensa

Besides the obvious case of ruffing declarer’s winner, the trump suit offers many opportunities for skillful defenders to gain a trick.

Sacrifice Bidding By Ely Culbertson

By Ana Roth • 24 September, 2016

Self-sacrifice to aid others

“To sacrifice or not to sacrifice”—that is the question which confronts Bridge players at almost every session of play.