16-19 Marzo 2017

10th  to  24th June 2017

 

The Icelandic Northern Light Bridge Festival 2017, October 6-8, 2017

The Icelandic Northern Light Bridge Festival 2017

By Ana Roth • 25 February, 2017

Viking Bridge….Viking Northen Lights

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Video: Loser On Loser

By Ana Roth • 25 February, 2017

Today we present you a video developed by Max Chauvet where with patience shows us two hands in which the technique allows us to win two contracts:

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Matters of Entry by Terence Reese

By Terence Reese • 25 February, 2017

On many hands declarer can count sufficient tricks for his contract but his difficulty lies in being at the right place at the right time. In a word, he has entry trouble.

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Improve your Defensive I Play By Ron Klinger

By Ron Klinger • 24 February, 2017

During Sunday’s Celebrity Lecture series, Ron Klinger presented a number of problems.

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A Most Unusual Defensive Hand By Arthur Robbins

By Ana Roth • 24 February, 2017

Bridge is a great, but unpredictable game. You hold:

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8th European Open Bridge Championships

By EBL • 24 February, 2017

The 8th European Open Bridge Championships will be held at Congress Centre & Palavinci, Montecatini Terme – Italy – from the 10th to the 24th of june 2017.

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Lederer 2017: Feb 25 & 26 at the RAC in London

By Ana Roth • 24 February, 2017

The Lederer Memorial Trophy is a prestigious invitation event for bridge teams. Photo: England Lederer Trophy 2016 winners.

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Slava Cup 2017: Moscow, February 24 to 26

By Ana Roth • 24 February, 2017

The Slava Cup in honor of the disappeared Russian bridge player, Slava Grinuk, has become one of the most prestigious events in Russia.

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Spain Bridge

Federico Goded

Bridge & Humor: An anecdote from Federico Goded by Angie Bach

By Angie Bach • 23 October, 2015

It was for me a very pleasant surprise to read the interview that Angie Bach made to my admired Evelio Puig-Doria.

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2015 VI Open Internacional de Bridge de Barcelona

By Angie Bach • 8 February, 2015

After three days of intense play the young Italian pair formed by Massimiliano Di Franco-Andrea Manno has won the 2015 edition of the Barcelona Open.

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South American Bridge

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.

Leda Pain

2016 South American Ladies Ranking

By ferlema • 25 November, 2016

After the South American Transnational Championship of Medellin 2016 the South American Ranking in the Ladies category continues to be dominated by Brazilian athletes.

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8th European Open Bridge Championships

By EBL • 24 February, 2017

The 8th European Open Bridge Championships will be held at Congress Centre & Palavinci, Montecatini Terme – Italy – from the 10th to the 24th of june 2017.

Lederer 2017: Feb 25 & 26 at the RAC in London

By Ana Roth • 24 February, 2017

The Lederer Memorial Trophy is a prestigious invitation event for bridge teams. Photo: England Lederer Trophy 2016 winners.

Slava Cup 2017: Moscow, February 24 to 26

By Ana Roth • 24 February, 2017

The Slava Cup in honor of the disappeared Russian bridge player, Slava Grinuk, has become one of the most prestigious events in Russia.

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Net Surfing

The Icelandic Northern Light Bridge Festival 2017

By Ana Roth • 25 February, 2017

Viking Bridge….Viking Northen Lights

The Mossop Team: A Family Business

By Ana Roth • 18 February, 2017

“There are a lot of players in England, but only about a dozen have the ability to play at international level.”

WBF: Breaking News

By WBF • 16 February, 2017

Scientific Conference…Nicolaus Copernicus University – 20/21 April 2017

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Bridge & Humor II

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Bridge & Humor: Gene & Jack By Jack Dempsey

By Ana Roth • 11 February, 2017

Not so long ago I sat behind a friend of mine who was playing a game of bridge. He’s rated as one of the stars; plays brilliantly and …

Bridge & Humor: Expert Skill, Amateur Luck By Oswald Jacoby

By Ana Roth • 10 February, 2017

Usually even the unluckiest of experts comes out all right against a very bad bridge player. This time the bad bridge player’s ineptness let to defeat for the expert.

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Bridge & Humor I

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Bridge & Humor: An Incredible Hand By Jay Becker

By Ana Roth • 13 February, 2017

I was South. It was the best hand I ever held. Quietly, without fanfare, I opened with seven clubs.

Bridge & Humor: Popular Cards in 1965

By Ana Roth • 25 January, 2017

You play your cards and know from what you see whether it’s a good deal — or bad. But how much do you know about what’s on the other side?

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Bridge Sudamericano

Carlos Pellegrini y Fernando Lema

The VETOP Hand of the day: A Just Decision

Medellin 2016: we present you the first VETOP International Hand of the day, explained by the South American Master Carlos Pellegrini (ARG).

Brazil, The Trials for Santiago 2017 By Fernando Lema

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.

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South American Youth Bridge Teams Championship: U 21

Medellin, May 27, 2016
Three teams participated the South American Youth Bridge Teams Championship U 21 Brazil, Chile and Uruguay. They played a 120 boards …

Eduardo Rosen

Thank You Mr. Eduardo Rosen by Hanoi Rondon

Every organization requires people to keep it alive, moving, working. Bridge federations, clubs and/or associations are not different.

Bridge Internacional/International Bridge

DN1 2015

France: DN1 Finals

The Zimmermann team wins the French DN1: Pierre Zimmermann, Franck Multon, Fulvio Fantoni, Claudio Nunes, Tor Helness, Geir Helgemo. Zimmermann defeated Philippe Soulet team.

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Italy: Palma Open Teams Champion and Fornaciari Ladies Teams Champion

Palma took the gold in the Open and Fornaciari Open in the Ladies

England win Junior International double

The Junior Camrose and Peggy Bayer competitions took place at the weekend in Dublin and England ran away comfortable winners in both events.

Trotamundos del bridge/Bridge Road Warriors

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Bridge Road Warriors 2015: Summer Edition #7

For when all is said and done, we only have each other.

Roman Smolski, Geoffrey S. Jade Barrett y Karen Lee Barrett.

Bridge Road Warriors Spring NABC Edition #4

The first five days of North American Championship is absolutely packed with activity for all the ….

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Bridge Road Warriors 2015 #8

“This is your day to be the best team in the World” – GS Jade Barrett

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Bridge Road Warriors Spring NABC Edition #2‏

Your weary travelers were greeted at the end of the day by a great example of 1950’s Americana, Wendover Will.

Convenciones/Conventions

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Recurring headaches – part 2 By August Boehm

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…

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Splimit Bids By Billy Miller

Splinter bids come in all shapes and sizes, but the vast majority of players are familiar with only the most common examples. An especially cool type of splinter bid is one referred to as a “splimit” bid.

"Gentlemen - raise your glasses'

Can The Michaels Cuebid be Improved? By Marilyn Hemenway

Most of you are probably familiar with the convention known as a Michaels cuebid. It was invented by Mike Michaels many years ago and…

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Puppet in Puppet (Muppet) By Bill Jacobs

Partner bids a strong 2NT, and you have a moderate hand with 5 spades and 4 hearts. This shape has always been a bugbear: it seems impossible to construct a method that allows a choice between 3NT, 4H and 4S.

"...But if you'd led back a heart instead of that spade..."

An unknown Drury trick By Mike Lawrence

Many players use Drury, an excellent convention. This article will discuss an aspect of Drury that doesn’t get discussed much. It occurs when your opponents use Drury.

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“So they doubled Stayman: What do I do?” By Billy Miller

When you open the bidding with 1NT, you usually feel confident that your side is going to be in control of the auction. It is true that the opponents have learned to….

'Why yes, I have been bungee jumping!'

Jump Shifts – Strong or Weak?

Originally all jump shifts were strong – promising at least game going values, usually slam interest. Then came the era of….

A valuable convention

South dealer; North-South vulnerable.

* Artificial and forcing
Opening lead — 3
When a player not on lead doubles a slam voluntarily reached by the opponents, the …

Manos de Bridge/Bridge Hands

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Extra Care in Slam Play by Ira Corn

Although the bidding was aggressive, the final contract was certainly reasonable.

Playing in the 4/2 fit by Fernando Lema

In the other room things were very different, let’s see: With an auction that undoubtedly produced some kind of problem in the pair, Kalita ended up being the declarer of a 4 hearts contract, played in 4-2 fit.

A Most Unusual Defensive Hand By Arthur Robbins

Bridge is a great, but unpredictable game. You hold:

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The Plan XXXIV by Tim Bourke

This was a seemingly routine board in a team match.
At both tables, West led the ten of hearts. Each declarer
won the first trick with ace of hearts,

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Improve your Defensive I Play By Ron Klinger

During Sunday’s Celebrity Lecture series, Ron Klinger presented a number of problems.

Guessing

Guessing and Finessing by Terence Reese

No one can make a King sit on the right side of a Queen, but when there is a choice of plays a good player will almost always find some indication, however slight.

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Matters of Entry by Terence Reese

On many hands declarer can count sufficient tricks for his contract but his difficulty lies in being at the right place at the right time. In a word, he has entry trouble.

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Declarer squeezes himself By Oswald Jacoby

Oswald ‘The suicide squeeze is usually worked by a defender, but here is one that declarer worked out against himself “

Bridge Avanzado / Advanced bridge

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Extra Care in Slam Play by Ira Corn

Although the bidding was aggressive, the final contract was certainly reasonable.

Martin Hoffman is a hero By Janet de Botton

Martin Hoffman is a hero. Now in his eighties, he can still analyse a hand faster than most people can sort their cards and he still plays at the speed of light.

But East had eight hearts!!! By Easley Blackwood

“I might add,” Mr. Dale concluded, “that I can see nothing wrong with a contract where one opponent holds eight trumps against you—not as long as you make it.”

Test Your Card Play

This hand is taken from a famous book Spotlight on card Play by Robert Darvas and Paul Lukacs…

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Guessing and Finessing by Terence Reese

No one can make a King sit on the right side of a Queen, but when there is a choice of plays a good player will almost always find some indication, however slight.

The Ruffs are in the Right Place By Charles Goren

When the opponents don’t find the best attack, be careful not to surrender your advantage by playing in too fast.

Bleeding Hearts by SchTsch

When you pick up your hand and notice an eight card suit in it, you can say that your desired trump suit is pretty obvious regardless of partner’s holding.

Mike Lawrence

Mike’s Advice By Mike Lawrence

There are various considerations in the play, but the two most important are that South must resist taking the first club or the first heart.

Evaluacion de las Manos/Hands Evaluation

'I don't know...they all look like cows to me.'

Hand evaluation – part 8 By August Boehm

Some players, alas, ignore distribution altogether, a serious mistake…

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Hand evaluation – part 5 By August Boehm

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

Hand evaluation – part 9 By August Boehm

In the same vein as last article, I present you with a bidding sequence and three possible hands you might hold.

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Hand evaluation – part 2 By August Boehm

Facing a distributional partner, think tricks, not points.

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Hand evaluation – part 6 By August Boehm

When re-evaluating, don’t worry about finding a formula to provide an exact point count measurement. If there were such a formula, only an Einstein could use it. Instead….

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Hand evaluation – part 3 By August Boehm

To properly evaluate this pair of hands, it was essential to visualize the play in detail in 3NT. There is so much more to hand evaluation than counting points.

Hand evaluation – part 7 By August Boehm

Splinter bids, which send a clear distributional message, present a great opportunity to fine-tune your hand evaluation skills.

'Everybody panned us on their consumer evaluation forms except the masochists.'

Hand evaluation – part 4 By August Boehm

As this series of articles is intended to demonstrate, there is a lot more to hand evaluation than simply counting your points.

Bridge Intermedio/Intermediate Bridge

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Video: Loser On Loser

Today we present you a video developed by Max Chauvet where with patience shows us two hands in which the technique allows us to win two contracts:

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Matters of Entry by Terence Reese

On many hands declarer can count sufficient tricks for his contract but his difficulty lies in being at the right place at the right time. In a word, he has entry trouble.

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Third Hand Play Is Often Most Important, Often Hard to See

When-you have-a-choice-of-plays, do you sometimes arrive at a quick conclusion that it makes no difference which one you choose? Such a conclusion is seldom correct.

'I went to summer school and helped a few teachers decide not to teach there next summer.'

Australian Bridge Federation: Summer School

The question was “What would you bid on the following hand when partner has opened 1NT (15 – 17)?”

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Common Mistakes By Oswald Jacoby

This series will cover common mistakes in bidding and play and I will start with a humdinger.

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Ask Jerry: I would like your opinion on the following hand…By Jerry Helms

The best available bid is often the least bad alternative.

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

A Lesson to Repeat

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

For the good of the team

Defense is mostly a partnership project. In the vast majority of deals, the defenders achieve their optimum result by

Pensando Bridge / Thinking Bridge

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Take All Your Chances, No.5 By Eddie Kantar

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

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Take All Your Chances, No.6 By Eddie Kantar

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

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Take All Your Chances, No.9 By Eddie Kantar

With both sides vulnerable, you open 1NT in first seat. West overcalls 3S and partner bids 3NT. You and partner are playing…

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Take All Your Chances, No.10 By Eddie Kantar

With only your side vulnerable, West opens 3S, partner passes and East ups the ante to 4S. You have no qualms…