Posts by Terence Reese

Exchanging One Trick for Another by Terence Reese

By Terence Reese • 4 March, 2017

stop-danger

Declarer con sometines keep a dangerous defender out of the lead by giving up a trick in one suit in exchange for a trick in another.

Attacking the Danger Hand by Terence Reese

By Terence Reese • 3 March, 2017

On many no trump hands declarer has to force out two defensive winners before he can run his tricks. It may be essential to force out those winners in the right order.

Forming a Plan by Terence Reese

By Terence Reese • 28 February, 2017

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In a no trump contract the delcarer’s first concern is usually whether or not to hold up in the suit led; his second, which suit to develop first.

Tactical Moves in Play by Terence Reese

By Terence Reese • 26 February, 2017

Outside the heart suit declarer has five top tricks and little chance of making any more than that. His problem is therefore clear cut: how to make four tricks from the hearts.

Matters of Entry by Terence Reese

By Terence Reese • 25 February, 2017

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On many hands declarer can count sufficient tricks for his contract but his difficulty lies in being at the right place at the right time. In a word, he has entry trouble.

Guessing and Finessing by Terence Reese

By Terence Reese • 24 February, 2017

Guessing

No one can make a King sit on the right side of a Queen, but when there is a choice of plays a good player will almost always find some indication, however slight.

HOLD IT! by Terence Reese

By Terence Reese • 24 October, 2016

master play in contract bridge by Terence Reese

A sure indication a declarer can have that he is up against top-class opponents is that his attempts to force out their high cards early will meet with failure. Most defenders recognise the advantage of…

What’s Your Line? By Terence Reese

By Terence Reese • 13 April, 2016

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West leads the queen of spades and follows with a low spade to Eases king How should South plan the play?

How Could I tell? III by Terence Reese

By Terence Reese • 15 December, 2015

master play in contract bridge by Terence Reese

“There was no way in which I could tell.” How often is it true?

There are two sides to every question by Terence Reese

By Terence Reese • 23 October, 2015

Reese & Trezel

Equally, the defenders should aim to avoid making discards that reveal their distribution.