Posts by Paul Lavings

Third & Fourth Seat Openings By Paul Lavings

By Paul Lavings • 18 April, 2017

cartoon strategy

Most partnerships haven’t defined their strategy for third and fourth seat openings. Sort yourselves out with this quiz on third seat openings, nil vulnerable:

Test Your Trump Suit Technique By Paul Lavings

By Paul Lavings • 1 March, 2017

cartoon test

What is the best play on the following trump suits? There are no entry problems, so you may play from either hand at any point:

Conventions: Multi-Purpose Response of 2♣ to 1♥ o 1♠

By Paul Lavings • 6 July, 2016

Paul Lavings 2013 APBF Championships

More and more top partnerships are playing a response of 2 clubs to 1H or 1S as multi-purpose. The three different meanings are:

Doubleton Leads By Paul Lavings

By Paul Lavings • 10 June, 2016

Paul Lavings 2013 APBF Championships

Leading from honours against suit contracts was considered the norm 30 years ago, but with…

Test Your Planning in Suit Contracts By Paul Lavings

By Paul Lavings • 9 April, 2016

Paul Lavings and Keiran Dyke

Plan the play in the following 4 spade contracts:

Bridge & Humor: A Little Humour from Eddie by Paul Lavings

By Paul Lavings • 3 March, 2016

bridge conventions eddie kantar

There is a lot of humour at the bridge table, especially if you can laugh at yourself.

When to Draw Trumps by Paul Lavings

By Paul Lavings • 29 February, 2016

Paul Lavings 2013 APBF Championships

One of the mysteries of bridge is when you should draw trumps. Yet the answer is so simple. YOU SHOULD DRAW TRUMPS WHEN….

Grand Slams By Paul Lavings

By Paul Lavings • 28 February, 2016

Paul Lavings and Keiran Dyke

If you bid and make a grand slam, you will normally win a swag of IMPs or matchpoints.

Why do the Italian champions win so many events?

By Paul Lavings • 3 February, 2016

Italia Campeon del Mundo 2013

And there are many new ideas. Slam bidding combining cue bidding, kickback, turbo and various new meanings for 4NT into a cohesive approach.

Book Review: A Bridge Too Far?

By Paul Lavings • 31 January, 2016

Tom Hanlon

A Bridge Too Far? A first year as a pro By Tom Hanlon with Enda Murphy (Acumen Press, 2007, soft cover, 305 pages)