Posts by 25 October 2016

Sifting Through the Evidence By Mel Colchamiro

By Ana Roth • 25 October, 2016

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The partner who yells the most or the loudest doesn’t necessarily win the argument. It just means that they are a bully, or that they are more strong willed.

Bridge Philosophy By Alfred Sheinwold

By Ana Roth • 25 October, 2016

Norman Kay Alfred Sheinwold and Eddie Kantar

A philosopher may spend his whole life distinguishing between the important and the unimportant. Bridge players have a simple test: important tricks are those that have a bearing on the contract; all others are unimportant.


By Charles Goren • 25 October, 2016

Los Angeles Champs Mathe, Schleifer, Peterson, Rubin, Goren, Erdos, Guiver, Kantar, Adams

We have frequently stressed the thesis that the ideal trump holding is four trumps faced by four in the dummy, particularly where there is a five card suit on the side that may be used for discards.

Peeking over another shoulder By Phillip Alder

By Phillip Alder • 25 October, 2016


In 1989, James Kauder wrote a book called “The Bridge Philosopher.” It is an “over the shoulder” book. The reader listens to Kauder’s thoughts during the play of 61 deals.

Choosing the right line of play By Steve Becker

By Ana Roth • 25 October, 2016

Steve Becker

Assume you become declarer at four spades after West opens the bidding with one heart. West leads the king of hearts and shifts to a trump. How would you play the hand?