Posts by Neil H. Timm

Flip-Flop Flannery Convention by Neil H. Timm

By Neil H. Timm • 12 January, 2017

When partner opens 2NT or after the bid of 2C, many partnerships employ the Puppet (3C) Stayman Convention to try to find…

How to Compete over the Forcing 1NT Bid By Neil H. Timm

By Neil H. Timm • 22 April, 2015

Neil Timm

Using the 2/1 convention, after a major opening the opponents bid 1NT and announce the bid as forcing. How do you compete?

Tips on Hand Evaluation

By Neil H. Timm • 23 January, 2015

Neil Timm

All bridge players use the 4-3-2-1 method for counting hands. Experienced bridge players then further evaluate their hands to …

Forcing/Semi-Forcing 1NT in 2/1?

By Neil H. Timm • 9 September, 2014

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The forcing 1NT convention, is popular… However, the semi-forcing 1NT convention is becoming more popular.

Conventions: Splimit, Jump-Reverses & Bluhmer

By Neil H. Timm • 1 August, 2014

Neil  H.Timm

The Splimit, the combination of two bridge terms SPlinter and LIMIT, is a convention inspire by the Splinter family and

Intermediate: Bridge Tips II

By Neil H. Timm • 31 July, 2014

Neil Timm

You are playing the 2/1 game force system and you have the following hand when partner opens 1espade…

Intermediate: Bridge Tips

By Neil H. Timm • 29 July, 2014

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Your opponent preempts and leads another suit…

Sandwich NT/2NT, Hess Cue Bids and more

By Neil H. Timm • 3 July, 2014

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In this article we show how the Sandwich NT/2NT, Hess Cue bids, Takeout Doubles and Overcalls may be used to show the size and shape of your hand.

A Complete Bridge Leads Course

By Neil H. Timm • 23 March, 2014

Neil Timm

An optimal time to lead trumps is when dummy…

Dummy Reversal Play

By Neil H. Timm • 6 March, 2014

Neil Timm

Many players may go down with this hand because they assume the contract is impossible. What is the winning line of play?