10th  to  24th June 2017

July 20-30, 2017
July 27–29, 2017

 

from 2nd to 9th September in 2017 (additional part from 10th to 13th)

The Icelandic Northern Light Bridge Festival 2017, October 6-8, 2017
Peru, 3 al 11 de Noviembre 2017

Conventions: OBAR BIDS

By Ana Roth • 12 June, 2017

OBAR BIDS – Acronym for Opponents Bid And Raise – Balance In Direct Seat. Popularized by Larry Cohen in …

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Montecatini 2017: An Unsuccessful Escape

By Ana Roth • 12 June, 2017

Escaping is something that also is common in some boards in bridge, sometimes not successfuly, as in this board played in the second round of the R16 Play-Offs.

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Montecatini 2017: By Luck Montecatini has a cure for Stress

By Ana Roth • 10 June, 2017

For true bridge players there is no activity that absorbs them in the way bridge does. But on the way to satisfaction, during the championships there are …

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Montecatini 2017: Montecatini High

By Ana Roth • 10 June, 2017

Today started the European Mixed Teams Open Championship, with a field of 114 teams. On Round 3 of the ten RR rounds, Board 22 generated important swings on many tables, ….

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The Best Defense Ever? by Phillip Alder

By Phillip Alder • 10 June, 2017

This deal gets my vote for the best defense ever. It occurred during the 1985 International Team Trial to pick the U.S. team for that year’s Bermuda Bowl world championship. Try it for yourself first.

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EBL opens new website on the Internet

By EBL • 9 June, 2017

The European Bridge League has modernized its internet site, where the bridge players of the world, will have access to all the latest news of the European bridge.

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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

67 Campeonato Sudamericano de Bridge, Santiago 2017 By Fernando Lema

By Ana Roth • 20 March, 2017

Next May 5, Friday, will start the great South American bridge party .

67 Campeonato Sudamericano de Bridge, Santiago 2017 By Fernando Lema

By ferlema • 14 March, 2017

This time the appointment will be in Santiago de Chile and our hosts with Roberto Garcia at the top, have everything ready.

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Bridge Sports @en

Montecatini 2017: An Unsuccessful Escape

By Ana Roth • 12 June, 2017

Escaping is something that also is common in some boards in bridge, sometimes not successfuly, as in this board played in the second round of the R16 Play-Offs.

Montecatini 2017: Montecatini High

By Ana Roth • 10 June, 2017

Today started the European Mixed Teams Open Championship, with a field of 114 teams. On Round 3 of the ten RR rounds, Board 22 generated important swings on many tables, ….

Pre-Montecatini Day 2 By Fernando Lema

By ferlema • 9 June, 2017

Just arrived to Montecatini!!!…tomorrow I will tell you more…

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Net Surfing

EBL opens new website on the Internet

By EBL • 9 June, 2017

The European Bridge League has modernized its internet site, where the bridge players of the world, will have access to all the latest news of the European bridge.

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

By Zia Mahmood • 31 May, 2017

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

1st Bangabandhu Gold Cup

By Anna Gudge • 28 March, 2017

1st Bangabandhu Gold Cup to be held in Bangladesh .. an International Bridge Tournament with an excellent Prize fund… U$S 122,000

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Bridge & Humor II

Zia Mahmood

Bridge & Humor: A Zia Mahmood Anecdote

By Ana Roth • 9 June, 2017

Source: WHAT A LIFE! by Sam Leckie. Tuesday, 17 June 1997

Bridge & Humor: Shakespeare Bridge

By Ana Roth • 13 April, 2017

In the JACOBY MODERN version of Shakespeare, we find that Romeo and Juliet had met at a bridge club.

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Bridge & Humor I

Bridge & Humor: Invasion and more…

By Ana Roth • 8 June, 2017

Four marines were playing bridge in a hut on a Pacific island.

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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.

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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

Kansas 2017: March 10th

Brothers Adam Grossack and Zachary Grossack of Newton MA begin today’s semifinal round of the Kay Platinum Pairs in the pole position after topping Friday’s qualifier.

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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

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White House Junior International 2017 by Kees Tammens

After six days of exciting bridge we look at the final of WHJI-2017 between Poland against the Netherlands White

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

Conventions: The Thrump Double By Marty Bergen

Instead of describing the thrump double, the decision was made to quote the author. The following description is by Mr. Marty Bergen, (website), who invented and devised the thrump double and …

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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…

Conventions: Bourke Relay

Jumping to 3NT may be your first instinct, but this is a bit premature. Imagine if partner has these type of hands:

Ask Jerry: Surely there is more about redouble…

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

Conventions: OBAR BIDS

OBAR BIDS – Acronym for Opponents Bid And Raise – Balance In Direct Seat. Popularized by Larry Cohen in …

"...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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Third & Fourth Seat Openings By Paul Lavings

Most partnerships haven’t defined their strategy for third and fourth seat openings. Sort yourselves out with this quiz on third seat openings, nil vulnerable:

'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….

Manos de Bridge/Bridge Hands

Montecatini 2017: Montecatini High

Today started the European Mixed Teams Open Championship, with a field of 114 teams. On Round 3 of the ten RR rounds, Board 22 generated important swings on many tables, ….

Replay these hands with me By Peter Goodman

Today’s hand builds on our recent theme of planning your play before playing to trick 1 (and re-planning at about trick 3 or 4 if the play provides further information).

Montecatini 2017: By Luck Montecatini has a cure for Stress

For true bridge players there is no activity that absorbs them in the way bridge does. But on the way to satisfaction, during the championships there are …

Bridge play comes naturally

Many players think that only experts can make contracts using a squeeze. Actually, many squeezes “play themselves,” emerging without any clever play.

Goren on Bridge

South should have taken out protection against a bad trump break which under the circumstances was no less remote a prospect.

Blackwood on Bridge By Easley Blackwood

“I still want to know, said Mr. Champion. “how you managed to lose four tricks on this hand.”

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A Deceptive Play By Oswald & Jim Jacoby

lthough most bridge championships are won by careful, stolid play interspersed with a sprinkling of luck, a very captivating aspect of the game is the opportunity to execute clever coups.

A memorable deal

This deal comes from the second round of the Vanderbilt in which Johan Sylvan and Frederic Wrang of Hemant Lall’s team faced Tor Helness and Geir Helgemo of Pierre Zimmermann’s squad.

Bridge Avanzado / Advanced bridge

Hand-Counting Gives Declarer The Extra Margin of Safety By Easley Blackwood

Counting the opponents hands to determine their respective distributions gives you a big edge over the declarer who does not bother to count at all.

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Playing for the only hope By Mike Lawrence

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

Gleaning clues from the bidding and play By Omar Sharif

One of the beauties of bridge is that it gives practitioners a chance to reason and infer, rather than project from a position where everything is known, as in chess.

How can you count on success? By Phillip Alder

While sitting at the bridge table, if you do one thing on a regular basis, the game will be much easier — what is it? This deal highlights the technique.

Pre-Montecatini 2017: Analysis Slow and Quick By Jean-Paul Meyer

In June 1997, 20 years ago the 43rd GENERALI EUROPEAN BRIDGE CHAMPIONSHIPS was played in Montecatini Terme, Italy. Today we bring you an article …

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Perfecting Your game By Sam Graham

The job of the defense is to use its relatively few assets (in comparison to the assets of the offense) to take as many tricks as possible.

The Best Defense Ever? by Phillip Alder

This deal gets my vote for the best defense ever. It occurred during the 1985 International Team Trial to pick the U.S. team for that year’s Bermuda Bowl world championship. Try it for yourself first.

Put off the finesse until the last possible moment By Easley Blackwood

When you have some kind of a finesse to take to make your contract, put off the finesse until the last possible moment. In the meantime, try to get an accurate count on the opponents’ hands.

Evaluacion de las Manos/Hands Evaluation

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Books to Help with Hand Evaluation By David Morgan

One bridge skill that every player can work on by themselves is how to evaluate the strength of a hand.

'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…

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

Between 50 and 75 by Fernando Lema

A few days ago I found the following card play which I found very instructive.

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In playing a suit at contract By William E. McKenney

In playing a suit at contract, one of the things which a player learns early is that with three top honors in a suit, he should…

The Time To Finesse A Partner By JACOBY & SON

Oswald points out to Jim that deliberate failure by third hand to play a high card, not necessarily the highest, but some high card, is known as finessing against your partner and…

Auction gives the defenders a clue By Mike Lawrence

This is a good hand for the kibitzers, but less so for the defenders. Here are some things to help Este decide:

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Safety Play By Steve Becker

A safety play is an effort by declarer to combat a potentially unfavorable distribution of the defenders’ cards, there are so many different kinds of safety plays that it is better to…

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Miss Brash, Overly Optimistic As Usual, Lost this NT Contract By Easley Blackwood

Make humanics your trumps. Study the art of playing the people as well as the cards. Remember that the human factor is allways at work.

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

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…

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Two Bridge Lessons By Oswald Jacoby

“Cover and honor with an honor” says the old rule. This guide to your defensive play is not entirely reliable.

Pensando Bridge / Thinking Bridge

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Thinking bridge By Eddie Kantar

Bidding commentary: As South, you can revalue your hand facing a takeout double. An unbid five-card major is worth…

Kansas 2017: Thinking bridge II By Eddie Kantar

Tip: When setting up a long suit, use trump entries before side suit entries

Kansas 2017: Thinking bridge III By Eddie Kantar

East should make the following opening lead inferences: When dummy hits and the A-K of any side suit is not visible, assume …

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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…