Posts by Liz Mcgowan

Defence is the most difficult part of the game By Liz McGowan

By Liz Mcgowan • 29 January, 2017

DEFENCE is surely the most difficult part of the game, but there are times when defenders have more information than declarer, and can take advantage of that knowledge.

SECOND Hand Low, has exceptions by Liz McGowan

By Liz Mcgowan • 19 October, 2016

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SECOND Hand Low, like most Rules, has exceptions. Sometimes you have to win your trick or lose it.

IT can be easy to overlook something By Liz McGowan

By Liz Mcgowan • 27 September, 2016

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IT can be easy to overlook something which in retrospect appears obvious. Can you find the careful play here?

Overcoming Entry Problems By Liz McGowan

By Liz Mcgowan • 24 June, 2016

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HERE is another example of overcoming entry problems by overtaking an honour with an honour.

In no-trump you should aim to play on…by Liz Mcgowan

By Liz Mcgowan • 16 January, 2016

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SOMETIMES defenders attack in a weak spot. This may mean you have to abandon Plan A, and adopt countermeasures instead. Can you find an effective plan B here?

The Jump Cuebid by Liz Mcgowan

By Liz Mcgowan • 19 August, 2015

Hunter Cup

THE jump cuebid is quite a rare overcall. Most play that it shows…Photo: Hunter Cup; Liz McGowan, David Liggat, Jim McMenemy and Paul Maiolani

Exclusion Keycard Blackwood by Liz Mcgowan

By Liz Mcgowan • 17 August, 2015

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Most Wests were disappointed on this deal. When partner shows some support it seems normal to bid slam, but, unfortunately, it does not make.

A finesse technique that not everybody knows by Liz McGowan

By Liz Mcgowan • 11 September, 2014

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It is tempting to lead the queen of clubs on the first round…but that is the wrong play when you do not have…

Make the Defense Guess by Liz McGowan

By Liz Mcgowan • 8 August, 2014

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EARLY in the play the defenders are at a disadvantage: they cannot see their combined assets, so if you…

Overlooking something which in retrospect appears obvious

By Liz Mcgowan • 4 July, 2014

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IT can be easy to overlook something which in retrospect appears obvious. Can you find the careful play here?