Posts by Helen Sobel

A Move that Should Know by Helen Sobel

By Helen Sobel • 17 December, 2015

Helen Sobel and Charles Goren

Three declarers out of 10 who held the South hand in today’s deal went wrong, despite the fact that the play involved should have been a simple one to figure out for any reasonably experienced player.

Be careful when you step in vulnerable! by Helen Sobel

By Helen Sobel • 13 December, 2015

Billy Seamon, Harold Ogust, Charles Goren, Helen Sobel, Rufus Miles, Jr, Peter A. Leventritt, Boris Koytchou.

Bad vulnerable overcalls lose more points at the bridge table than any other indulgences.

Four different East players misdefended by Helen Sobel

By Helen Sobel • 6 November, 2015

Helen Sobel and Charles Goren

Although there were extenuating circumstances, it is amazing that four different East players misdefended today’s hand.

Bridge & Humor: In my Dreams by Helen Sobel

By Helen Sobel • 24 September, 2015

Sobel Smith, Helen

This play never actually happened, as far as we know. But we’ve dreamed about its happening to us for so long that we can’t resist putting it in writing.

Bridge conversation is replete with cliches by Helen Sobel

By Helen Sobel • 22 August, 2015

Helen Sobel and Charles Goren

‘Always cover an honor with an honor,” “Never lead away from a king.” “Second hand low” are only a few of dozens.

Nice guess in trumps, partner…by Helen Sobel

By Helen Sobel • 7 May, 2015

Billy Seamon, Harold Ogust, Charles Goren, Helen Sobel, Rufus Miles, Jr, Peter A. Leventritt, Boris Koytchou.

“Nice guess in trumps, partner”, was North’s comment at the end of today’s deal. South however, was more than a good guesser. He was a sound technician. What looked like…

Partscores by Helen Sobel

By Helen Sobel • 21 April, 2015

Billy Seamon, Harold Ogust, Charles Goren, Helen Sobel, Rufus Miles, Jr, Peter A. Leventritt, Boris Koytchou.

Although the bidding and making of games and slams is probably the primary objective of contract bridge, points can be thrown or sotolen in many ways.

Last Trick by Helen Sobel

By Helen Sobel • 21 January, 2014

Billy Seamon, Harold Ogust, Charles Goren, Helen Sobel, Rufus Miles, Jr, Peter A. Leventritt, Boris Koytchou.

And here is a cute (If I do say so to myself) trick that I put over on our major rival in…Foto: 1957 Bermuda Cup, Runner Ups: Billy Seamon, Harold Ogust, Charles Goren, Helen Sobel, Rufus Miles, Jr, Peter A. Leventritt, Boris Koytchou.

More Tricks by Helen Sobel

By Helen Sobel • 18 January, 2014

Helen Sobel and Charles Goren

There’s one type of defensive play constantly and indiscriminately employed by many players which really gets me down.

A Trick or Two by Helen Sobel

By Helen Sobel • 16 January, 2014

Helen Sobel Smith 1

Here a few little tricks, there is nothing brand new or startling about them, but they are all sound, and correct plays which are overlooked by great many players.