Posts by Bernard Magee

More Tips from Bernard Magee

By Bernard Magee • 20 January, 2016

Tips for Better Bridge Bernard Magee

Disguise a strong suit with extra potential

Dummy on your left: lead through heft by Bernard Magee

By Bernard Magee • 13 January, 2016

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Focus on dummy and your defence will improve: when dummy is on your left, lead through heft.

Disguise a strong suit with extra potential by Bernard Magee

By Bernard Magee • 18 December, 2015

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When you are playing cards, whether as defender or declarer, it can be easy to underestimate the value of surprise.

Conventiones: The Negative Double by B. Magee

By Bernard Magee • 21 September, 2014

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How often do you make a penalty double at the one-level? Bearing this in mind, using a ‘take-out’ type of double in an auction such as…

Tips for No Trumps by B. Magee

By Bernard Magee • 29 August, 2014

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The best advice I can give is: keep it simple and concentrate on the following first steps:

Beware of Blocking Suits by Bernard Magee

By Bernard Magee • 22 August, 2014

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Generally, the correct method of playing a suit is to play the high cards from the shorter holding first so that the suit runs smoothly:

Use of Principle Restricted Choice by B. Magee

By Bernard Magee • 2 March, 2014

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The principle of restricted choice is hard to grasp, but it is easy to put into practice.

Opening Leads by Bernard Magee Part II

By Bernard Magee • 6 September, 2013

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In the last article we discussed which card to lead from any given suit. This time we will try to decide: Which suit to lead.

Opening Leads by Bernard Magee Part I

By Bernard Magee • 4 September, 2013

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The opening lead always seems to have a bearing on the outcome of a hand, especially in duplicate pairs where every overtrick and undertrick matters.

Bid more aggressively when non-vulnerable

By Bernard Magee • 4 April, 2013

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Non-vulnerable undertricks just cost 50 points each