Posts by Brent Manley

Bridge & Humor: The Secret

By Brent Manley • 25 March, 2015

David Stern, Barry Rigal y Brent Manley

McCoskery’s husband didn’t share her enthusiasm for bridge, so she didn’t talk about it much. Photo: David-Stern-Barry-Rigal-y-Brent-Manley

Have You Discussed: Take Out Doubles by Brent Manley

By Brent Manley • 23 February, 2014

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I have lost count of the number of times I’ve seen players double an opening bid for takeout with the wrong shape

Have You Discussed by Brent Manley

By Brent Manley • 22 February, 2014

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Do you know what to expect when partner opens…

Have you discussed with your Partner…?

By Brent Manley • 7 December, 2013

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Most players know that when partner opens and the next person makes a takeout double, a redouble shows 10 high-card points. Is that all there is? Do you have to redouble when you have 10 HCP – or are there other options?


By Brent Manley • 13 April, 2013

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The essence of the endplay, however, is that an opponent is forced to play a card that

Safety Plays

By Brent Manley • 3 April, 2013

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Declarer have but one mission: to make the contract.

Have You Discussed? Part II

By Brent Manley • 5 March, 2013

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One of the sections on the convention card is: carding agreements

Have You Discussed? I

By Brent Manley • 25 February, 2013

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two-suited hands in competition?


By Brent Manley • 24 February, 2013

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When you take the wheel as declarer, you have but one mission

A Preference or a Raise?

By Brent Manley • 20 January, 2013

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There are subtle elements to bidding that may not be easy to detect when you are just starting out. Here are two auctions.