Posts by January 2017

Listen to the bidding By Alfred Sheinwold

By Ana Roth • 31 January, 2017

'My wife said I don't listen to her. At least I think that's what she said.'

In most civilized countries you’re allowed to listen to the bidding. You’re even allowed to use your brains to understand what you hear. West, no listener…

A Lesson to Repeat

By Ana Roth • 31 January, 2017

'ONE... TWO... THREE...' 'Faster!'

ONE LESSON worth repeating is on the importance of counting losers when you are playing a suit contract.

Bridge & Humor: Common-sense? NO, It’s Kibitzer Now! …19 Oct 1929,

By Ana Roth • 31 January, 2017

They’ve Renamed that “Little Old Man” Who Sits Back and Tells You How and Why, and It’s a Good Name, too.

Temptation to Kill a King Must Sometimes Be Resisted By Easley Blackwood

By Ana Roth • 31 January, 2017

When a king is played on your right, it is quite a temptation to put the ace on it. Killing a king is the prime purpose of an ace—or so the old whist adage goes. There are times, however, …

Bid and Play a deal with Me By Frank Stewart

By Frank Stewart • 30 January, 2017

cartoon pensamientos

In this article, we will bid and play a deal, and you listen in on my thoughts.

Hand evaluation – part 5 By August Boehm

By August Boehm • 30 January, 2017

cartoon evaluation 2

The value of a bridge hand, like currency, often fluctuates with events. At the bridge table, those events are the progress of the auction.

Brazil, The Trials for Santiago 2017 By Fernando Lema

By ferlema • 29 January, 2017

The team Leao: Marcos Thoma, Pablo Ravenna, Ricardo Sabbag, Rafael Duque, Leao Carvalho & Joao Dib won the Open trials and will represent Brazil in Santiago 2017.

The blind lead By Oswald jacoby

By Ana Roth • 29 January, 2017

cartoon blind

The toughest opening lead is the blind lead against a no-trump contract.

Defence is the most difficult part of the game By Liz McGowan

By Liz Mcgowan • 29 January, 2017

DEFENCE is surely the most difficult part of the game, but there are times when defenders have more information than declarer, and can take advantage of that knowledge.

Deception as a Fine Art By Ely Culbertson

By Ana Roth • 28 January, 2017

With 50 more raisins than brands that don't have raisins!

In many years at, and around, the bridge table I have encountered scores of magnificent plays. Perhaps I have a distorted artistic sense, but….