Posts by November 2016

Mr. Champion’s Teaching is An Expensive Habit for Him By Easley Blackwood

By Ana Roth • 30 November, 2016


Mr. Champion is the type of player who is always trying to teach the Mr Muzzy of the game all about the rule of eleven. Mr. Muzzy is the type who will never learn it. Of course…

Recurring headaches – part 2 By August Boehm

By August Boehm • 30 November, 2016


Standard systems, where the opening bid of one of a suit has a wide range — anywhere from 12 to 21 points — contain a built-in headache. The problem comes with…

Take All Your Chances, No.6 By Eddie Kantar

By Eddie Kantar • 30 November, 2016

Eddie Kantar

You open your aceless wonder with 1C and partner responds a quiet 1D. You bid an even quieter 1NT….

Orlando 2016: Day 6

By ACBL • 30 November, 2016


The team led by Nick Nickell, erased a small halftime deficit with a 43-17 third quarter and went on to a 154-125 win over the Paul Lewis squad in the Baze Senior Knockout Teams.

Recurring headaches – part 1 By August Boehm

By August Boehm • 29 November, 2016

Augie Boehm

By choice, I spend most of my bridge hours teaching rather than at the table. Accordingly, I feel I’ve become attuned to the problems advancing players regularly face, and in this new series, I will …

Take All Your Chances, No.5 By Eddie Kantar

By Eddie Kantar • 29 November, 2016

Eddie Kantar ping pong

You open 2S, weak, in first seat. West passes, partner bids 4S, everyone passes and West leads the …

You’re invited to Italy

By ACBL • 29 November, 2016


Then there is the invitation he extended to bridge players throughout the world – to attend the 8th Open European Championships scheduled for June 10-24 in Montecatini, Italy.

Orlando 2016: Day 5

By ACBL • 29 November, 2016


Winners of the Mitchell Open BAM teams seated Alon Birman – Jacek Kalita- Michal Nowosadzki standing Dror Padon- Stan Tulin and Kevin Dwyer

Double Throw-In by Double Throw-In by Nikola Tcholakov, Sofia

By ferlema • 28 November, 2016

Nikola Tcholakov

You are South here, all in red, and being very conservative and fan of four card majors you open 1 Spade as dealer.

Back in the saddle: Bergen & Cohen

By ACBL • 28 November, 2016


The celebrated partnership of Marty Bergen and Larry Cohen saw its heyday in the mid- to late Eighties. The light, aggressive bidding style they employed made them hugely successful.