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The Hidden Dummy By Mel Colchamiro

By Mel Colchamiro • 31 October, 2016

Most players learn early on that a way to make extra tricks is to “ruff losers in the dummy.” For example, if we have a trump suit consisting of

Sifting Through the Evidence By Mel Colchamiro

By Ana Roth • 25 October, 2016

The partner who yells the most or the loudest doesn’t necessarily win the argument. It just means that they are a bully, or that they are more strong willed.

Against Stolen Bids By Mel Colchamiro

By Mel Colchamiro • 23 September, 2016

Nearly all top players speak of “mirror doubles” with as much disdain as a snake speaks of a mongoose.

The Duck-it List — Part II by Mel Colchamiro

By Mel Colchamiro • 18 February, 2015

This series began discussing reasons to duck. Let’s continue by looking at the so-called Bath Coup…

The Duck-it List — Part 1 by Mel Colchamiro

By Mel Colchamiro • 11 February, 2015

Let’s look at some of the situations (it would take a book to talk about them all) where it is the winning strategy for the declarer or the defender to duck a lead…

Colchamiro’s Rule of Nine

By Mel Colchamiro • 6 February, 2015

When do you pass and when do you bid over partner’s double of weak two opening is a dilemma often faced when…

Rule of 8

By Mel Colchamiro • 21 October, 2012

The Rule of Eight was proposed and first published by Mr. Mel Colchamiro in The Bridge Bulletin of ACBL in October 2000.

Strengthen Your Game By Brent Manley

By Ana Roth • 14 November, 2016

If you want to improve your scores in duplicate, especially in pairs, it’s important to have a firm grasp on competitive bidding strategies.

When Should you Double a Weak NT? By Steve Robinson

By Steve Robinson • 10 October, 2016

Your RHO opens a 12-14 notrump. Holding Kxx/Kxx/Kxxx/Kxx, I think you would pass. Assuming you’re playing penalty doubles of weak notrumps, what are…

Preempting Style By Steve Robinson

By Steve Robinson • 27 August, 2016

I asked my expert panel — Let’s assume that you’re in control of your partnership preempting style. Assume favorable in first seat.