Posts by Eric Kokish

2007 World Wide Bridge Contest, Board 1 By Eric Kokish

By Eric Kokish • 10 June, 2016

Eric kokish Fernando Lema

With good playing strength and easy rebids, most Norths will open their six-loser hand with

An Early Lesson in Humility by Eric Kokish

By Eric Kokish • 10 April, 2016

Eric Kokish, Nickell's team coach

I started to play seriously in 1967, at the Summer North American Championships in Montreal, my home town. As I had less than 100 master points I could not play in the Life Master Pairs…

Conventions: Kokish Relay

By Eric Kokish • 23 November, 2015

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If you don’t play the Kokish Relay yet, it is a very useful add-on tool for your strong 2 clubs opening at little cost. Here is the gist of it:

Just Bridge by Eric Kokish: CueBids

By Eric Kokish • 31 March, 2015

Nick Nickell, Eric Kokish, Sami Kehela

In many cases, cuebids are bids in relatively short suits surprisingly weak holdings. Let’s explore together today. Photo: Nick Nickell, Eric Kokish, Sami Kehela

An Effective and Safe Pitch by Eric Kokish

By Eric Kokish • 16 March, 2015

Eric Kokish

The pitch issue is not only a problem for the defense. Sometimes it can be a nightmare for the declarer.

Redemption Song by Eric Kokish

By Eric Kokish • 31 January, 2015

Eric kokish Fernando Lema

Adversity lurks at every turn. Even an optimist like you knows that there are deals that go badly from the start and get progressively worse.

2011 World Wide Bridge Contest: Board 35 by Eric Kokish

By Eric Kokish • 27 November, 2014

Gordie Zind, Eric Kokish, David Sabourin

At favorable vulnerability, North might not pass South’s 1 heart opening…

2003 World Wide Bridge Contest: Board 36 by Eric Kokish

By Eric Kokish • 12 November, 2014

Kokish USBC 2014

This combination is particularly difficult for East because if there is a slam he believes it may be best in diamonds, but if there is no slam he’d like to play in hearts, for the extra 10 points a trick.

Timing is Everything by Eric Kokish

By Eric Kokish • 25 September, 2014

Kokish USBC 2014

Whether you are playing the stock market or the game of bridge, timing is everything.

Safety First by Eric Kokish

By Eric Kokish • 23 April, 2014

Eric Kokish

At teams competitions using IMP scoring there is a high premium for making or defeating a contract. At duplicate bridge using MP…