Posts by Justin Lall

Old Position, New Twist By Justin Lall

By Justin Lall • 20 February, 2016

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One of my favorite bridge stories occurred at the San Antonio bridge club several years ago.

How To Read Your Opponents… Hesitations? by Justin Lall

By Justin Lall • 9 December, 2015

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Bridge and poker have a lot of similarities, but they diverge wildly in rules about tempo.

Mental Simulation by Justin Lall

By Justin Lall • 11 September, 2015

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Most auctions start with each partner describing their hand to the other until one of them is able to take control.

Common Defensive Theme by Justin Lall

By Justin Lall • 21 July, 2015

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The big thing to consider is that everyone may not be in 3N, so holding them to…

Predictable People by Justin Lall

By Justin Lall • 25 June, 2015

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Humans are creatures of habit. This shows up in bridge all the time, most notably when discarding from many small “useless” cards.

Consistency by Justin Lall

By Justin Lall • 24 June, 2015

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The point of all this is that you must bid your hand in a consistent manner. If you do not, intelligent partnership bidding will simply be impossible.

A Classic Fit Jump by Justin Lall

By Justin Lall • 6 May, 2015

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This “fit jump” enables partner to accurately judge what to do if the opponents compete to the 5 level and …

Punishing X’s of Artificial Bids by Justin Lall

By Justin Lall • 23 April, 2015

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One of the biggest problems of modern science is giving the opponents the chance to double (or not double) artificial bids. However,

Preempting by Justin Lall

By Justin Lall • 14 April, 2015

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Preempting is a very important part of the modern game. Bidding is so accurate these days that if you allow your opponents to…

Conventions: A Good Convention by Justin Lall

By Justin Lall • 4 April, 2015

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There is one convention that I play that hits a home run from that perspective, and surprisingly few people play it. Photo: Justin Lall and Eric Greco