Posts by July 2017

Meet Mario Chavarria by Fernando Lema

By ferlema • 28 July, 2017

Mario Chavarria

Mario Chavarria is the person in charge of the WBF’s films crew. As happens many times those responsible for a great job remain hidden for most of us and this is one of those cases.

The Endplay

By ferlema • 24 July, 2017

end play

An endplay (also throw-in), in bridge, is a tactical play where a defender is put on lead at a strategic moment, and then has to make a play that loses one or more tricks.

The Scissors Coup by John Brown

By ferlema • 20 July, 2017


Scissors coup (or, Scissor coup, ) is a type of coup in bridge, so named because it cuts communications between defenders.

World Bridge Federation – Youth

By ferlema • 18 July, 2017


The Championship is open to all players born on or after 1st January 1992 (Juniors & Girls) or born on or after 1st January 1997 (Youngsters) or born on or after 1st January 2002 (Kids) in good standing with their own NBOs.

Prevent a Ruff by Jon Brown

By ferlema • 17 July, 2017

West led his singleton club, which dummy’s king won. South read the lead as a singleton.

The Plan XXXVIII by Tim Bourke

By Tim Bourke • 15 July, 2017


West led the singleton two of hearts. Declarer rose with the ace of hearts and then cashed the ace and king of diamonds, throwing a heart from hand.

The Plan XXXVII by Tim Bourke

By Tim Bourke • 14 July, 2017

After this rather agricultural auction, West led the jack of hearts and dummy’s queen held the first trick.

The Plan XXXVI by Tim Bourke

By Tim Bourke • 13 July, 2017

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West led a low trump and declarer won the trick cheaply in hand. Declarer could count eight top tricks.

The Plan XXXV

By ferlema • 10 July, 2017

Tim Bourke

West led the queen of hearts. Declarer played low from dummy and East took the trick with his singleton ace, and then had to find the entry to West’s hand to acquire his ruff.

The Hold up by John Brown

By ferlema • 9 July, 2017


The aim of the hold up is lead or tempo-value reduction: The object is to reduce the value of possibe entry-tempi in one opponent’s hand.