Posts by Mel Colchamiro

The Hidden Dummy By Mel Colchamiro

By Mel Colchamiro • 31 October, 2016

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Most players learn early on that a way to make extra tricks is to “ruff losers in the dummy.” For example, if we have a trump suit consisting of

Against Stolen Bids By Mel Colchamiro

By Mel Colchamiro • 23 September, 2016

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Nearly all top players speak of “mirror doubles” with as much disdain as a snake speaks of a mongoose.

Competing Against weak 1NT

By Mel Colchamiro • 6 April, 2015

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Over the years, there has been much discussion about which strategy to employ when intervening after your right-hand opponent opens a strong 1NT. Much less attention has been given…

The Duck-it List — Part II by Mel Colchamiro

By Mel Colchamiro • 18 February, 2015

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This series began discussing reasons to duck. Let’s continue by looking at the so-called Bath Coup…

The Duck-it List — Part 1 by Mel Colchamiro

By Mel Colchamiro • 11 February, 2015

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Let’s look at some of the situations (it would take a book to talk about them all) where it is the winning strategy for the declarer or the defender to duck a lead…

Colchamiro’s Rule of Nine

By Mel Colchamiro • 6 February, 2015

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When do you pass and when do you bid over partner’s double of weak two opening is a dilemma often faced when…

The Dummy is the Hand with the Fewer Trumps.

By Mel Colchamiro • 13 March, 2013

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A way to make extra tricks is to “ruff losers in the dummy.”

Rule of 8

By Mel Colchamiro • 21 October, 2012

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The Rule of Eight was proposed and first published by Mr. Mel Colchamiro in The Bridge Bulletin of ACBL in October 2000.