Posts by Charles Goren

Goren on Bridge

By Charles Goren • 12 April, 2017

South should have taken out protection against a bad trump break which under the circumstances was no less remote a prospect.

The almost anonymous partner By Charles Goren

By Charles Goren • 2 April, 2017

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The margin of victory was 79 points, so this deal was hardly the crux of the match, but it involved an extremely rare kind of play—a “one-suit squeeze.”

Safety Preferred to 50-50 chance By Charles Goren

By Charles Goren • 1 March, 2017

A hand may be played at “dummy reversal” or “making the dummy the master hand” when dummy’s trumps are …

The Ruffs are in the Right Place By Charles Goren

By Charles Goren • 10 February, 2017

When the opponents don’t find the best attack, be careful not to surrender your advantage by playing in too fast.

Goren Bridge

By Charles Goren • 5 February, 2017

There has been observed a tendency on the part of less experienced players to overemphasize the conventional features of contract bridge. Each new bidding device is taken warmly to their hearts and employed at every possible and impossible occasion.

Goren Bridge

By Charles Goren • 25 January, 2017

Dennis Spooner is one of Britain’s top TV script writers, who has written for such shows as “The Avengers” and “Department S.”

Entries are the bread and butter of most hands

By Charles Goren • 5 January, 2017

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The ability to cross from hand to hand enables declarer to take advantage of finesse positions; lead toward strength; and prepare the ground for endplays.

Goren on Bridge

By Charles Goren • 4 January, 2017

If I were asked to state in a phrase the most important guide to the successful play of the Cards, I would probably offer this!

It’s there for all to Count By Charles Goren

By Charles Goren • 3 January, 2017


If you are a good guesser, four hearts is a simple contract to make once trumps break evenly. If you are not, you have to rely on sound technique to get home.

A Winning Defense By Charles Goren

By Charles Goren • 25 December, 2016


How good were the bridge players of several generations ago?