Posts by Andrew Robson

The Perils of the top of doubleton lead By Andrew Robson

By Andrew Robson • 26 October, 2016

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Do you like leading from a doubleton (vs a suit contract)? Generally speaking, I do not.

Three favourite slam tools By Andrew Robson

By Andrew Robson • 14 October, 2016

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My three favourite slam tools are the Jacoby 2 NT, splinter bids and Roman Key Card Blackwood. Sometimes they all crop up on the same deal, such as this delightful offering from a duplicate at my Club…

A. Robson’s TIP: With trump length, lead length.

By Andrew Robson • 11 September, 2016

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There are two diametrically opposite defensive strategies against trump contracts. You can lead from …

Let the opponents play in a vulnerable part-score By Andrew Robson

By Andrew Robson • 12 April, 2016

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ALTHOUGH vulnerability is irrelevant at match-point duplicate in an uncontested auction, it is hugely relevant in the competitive arena. And it is not only your vulnerability that matters – it is also the opponents’.

Should you strain to bid vulnerable games? By Andrew Robson

By Andrew Robson • 12 April, 2016

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IMPACT of vulnerability is much misunderstood. I often hear rubber bridge (or Chicago or teams for that matter) players bid a marginal game with the shrug of ‘Ah, well, we’re only non-vulnerable’. Wrong!

My Bols Tip By Andrew Robson

By Andrew Robson • 24 March, 2016

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Some 25 years ago I wrote a Bols Bridge Tip. If a preemptor leads his suit, he probably has a singleton trump.

Tip For Duplicate Players by Andrew Robson

By Andrew Robson • 12 February, 2016

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Consider leading ace from ace-king against a notrump contract, in preference to fourth from the top

Loser on Loser Play by Andrew Robson

By Andrew Robson • 2 February, 2016

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Here we see a Loser on- Loser play used in a 4-3 fit (in order to preserve the – precarious – trump length).

When to lead Agressively by Andrew Robson

By Andrew Robson • 31 January, 2016

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If the opponents bid confidently, an aggressive approach to your leading strategy is called for.

The Trump Coup by Andrew Robson

By Andrew Robson • 12 November, 2015

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In order to reach the desired ending, you must have the same number of trumps as East, and…