Posts by Ana Roth

Montecatini 2017: Eight and a Half

By Ana Roth • 24 June, 2017

It seems that the Poland pair, must be Fellini fan, so they let be carried away by his surrealism and related the first board to the second, declaring the slam in NT, although their lack of the ace and the king of club.

Montecatini 2017: Unique Defense

By Ana Roth • 12 June, 2017

The only lead and the only return to defeat the contract… It seems that Klukowski – Zmuda reinforced their defenses with Leopoldina water before the championship …

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 …

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: 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 …

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, ….

Bridge & Humor: A Zia Mahmood Anecdote

By Ana Roth • 9 June, 2017

Zia Mahmood

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

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

By Ana Roth • 9 June, 2017

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

Bridge & Humor: Invasion and more…

By Ana Roth • 8 June, 2017

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

Books to Help with Hand Evaluation By David Morgan

By Ana Roth • 8 June, 2017

cartoon post mortem

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