Posts by 31 May 2017

The Devil’s Coup – well, almost By Zia Mahmood

By Zia Mahmood • 31 May, 2017

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Today’s deal from the final of the NEC Cup 2010 featured something akin to the Devil’s Coup.

Ask Jerry: Surely there is more about redouble…

By Jerry Helms • 31 May, 2017

Dear Jerry, As a result of a recent disaster it is clear to me that I do not understand what responder should do after…

Hold-Up Plays and Dangerous Hand in NT by Maritha Pottenger

By Ana Roth • 31 May, 2017

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The purpose of a hold-up play is to exhaust one defender of cards in a particular suit. This is especially true at no trump. Once one opponent…

Playing for the only hope By Mike Lawrence

By ACBL • 31 May, 2017

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This deal is a curiosity piece. I am showing all four hands at once because there are interesting issues for both sides.