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

The One Card Keystone By Ely Culbertson

By Ana Roth • 23 May, 2017

The known location of one card often is the keystone on which declarer’s entire plan of play should be based.

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Santiago 2017: A Nicely Declarer Play by Fernando Lema

By ferlema • 23 May, 2017

In the open room Mustafa decided to open 1NT, Benjamín Robles passed hiding the strength of his hand and Donati leap to 4 diamonds, transfer to spades.

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Interviewing Gianarrigo Rona President of the World Bridge Federation By fernando Lema

By ferlema • 16 May, 2017

Yesterday, taking advantage of Mr. Rona’s presence at the 67th South American Bridge Championships, I had the opportunity to interview him and ask him about the WBF latest news.

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An Interview to Mr Yves Aubry President of the European Bridge League

By ferlema • 10 May, 2017

This morning I had the opportunity to interview the President of the European Bridge League, Mr. Yves Aubry.

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Spain Bridge

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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

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Santiago 2017: A Nicely Declarer Play by Fernando Lema

By ferlema • 23 May, 2017

In the open room Mustafa decided to open 1NT, Benjamín Robles passed hiding the strength of his hand and Donati leap to 4 diamonds, transfer to spades.

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White House Junior International 2017 by Kees Tammens

By ferlema • 31 March, 2017

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

WWBC: 2017 World Wide Bridge Contest

By WBF • 26 March, 2017

The 2017 World Wide Bridge Contest be played on eight different days with simultaneous pairs being held on:

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Net Surfing

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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White House Junior Internationals in Amsterdam by Kees Tammens

By ferlema • 27 March, 2017

BBO matches on march 27
(13.00-14.25) 1: Netherlands White – Netherlands Orange

Launch of the New WBF Site

By WBF • 26 March, 2017

Message from the WBF President…

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Bridge & Humor II

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: A Message

By Ana Roth • 28 February, 2017

Thirteen I kibitzers surrounded the players in a slam-bound bridge game at the Kansas City Athletic club.

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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

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

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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.

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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….

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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:

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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

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Watch Your Step Carefully by Nikola Tcholakov (BUL)

It is really a good advice for the declarer not to hurry after the lead when dummy goes down. Don’t be mislead by a world champion who immediately touches a card from dummy.

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Coming Down to the Right Size By Omar Sharif

A player who preempts usually has a singleton somewhere. Should that player be on opening lead and…

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.

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The almost anonymous partner By Charles Goren

The margin of victory was 79 points, so this deal was hardly the crux of the match, but it involved an extremely rare kind of play—a “one-suit squeeze.”

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

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The One Card Keystone By Ely Culbertson

The known location of one card often is the keystone on which declarer’s entire plan of play should be based.

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Watch Your Step Carefully by Nikola Tcholakov (BUL)

It is really a good advice for the declarer not to hurry after the lead when dummy goes down. Don’t be mislead by a world champion who immediately touches a card from dummy.

A sensational Slam By A. Sheinwold

It was Charles Monk, one of Belgium’s leading experts, and he had a sensational bridge hand to talk about.

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Problems on Conventions By ALAN TRUSCOTT

Some of the most difficult problems for the bridge historian concern allocation of credit for conventions or improved treatments. We know…

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Santiago 2017: A Nicely Declarer Play by Fernando Lema

In the open room Mustafa decided to open 1NT, Benjamín Robles passed hiding the strength of his hand and Donati leap to 4 diamonds, transfer to spades.

Artistic player uses imagination By Alfred Sheinwold

If you compare what actually happened with what you hear about a bridge hand from the players, you appreciate the art of story telling. You may also begin to wonder about history books.

Avoiding an End Play

Dangerous End-Plays Are Avoided by Careful Defense Early in Game

Opponents Often Lose with Their Big Hands By A. Sheinwold

A player isn’t lucky to get high cards unless he knows what to do with them.

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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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…

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Get Defensive Ruff By Alfred Sheinwold

As we begin a series on defensive ruffs we should note that most bridge players follow Sir Isaac Newtons principle that a body in motion tends to remain in motion in the same direction.

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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Never Quit Trying By Paul Boardman

The moral of today’s hand is that one should never give up, even when the cause appears to be hopeless.

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Trust Your Partner By Shepard Barclay

TREATING your partner as if he doesn’t know his business is just as witless in bridge as in the workaday world.

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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.

Counting hands to take the guesswork out of play

EVERYONE knows that each player is dealt 13 cards, but how many players when playing a hand make an effort to keep this fact clearly in mind?

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…