Posts by Beguiners

The Unblocking Rule by Andrew Robson

By Ana Roth • 8 December, 2013

Andrew Robson

An article for beguinners:Making tricks is a combination of cashing the ones you started with (the “top tricks”); and promoting others. Mostly, you do not have enough top tricks for your contract, so…

Bridge – Golden rules

By Ana Roth • 27 November, 2013


The following golden rules apply in at least 95% of situations so if you follow them you will be doing the right thing 9.5 times out of 10.

Chinese Finesse: Unsound But Oh So Useful by Charles Goren

By Ana Roth • 15 November, 2013


July 03 1967: Not long ago there were reports out of Peking that Teng Hsiao-Ping, the general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, had been purged from his office because of his addiction to bridge.

Thinking Bridge: Atlanta NABC 2nd Day

By Eddie Kantar • 6 August, 2013

Eddie Kantar 1

With two equal-length suits, both majors, the suit with the sequence is the preferred lead.

Thinking Bridge: Atlanta NABC 1st Day

By Eddie Kantar • 3 August, 2013

Edwin Kantar

During each day of the NABC, Eddie Kantar, one of the best American bridge authors, explains one bridge hand, this is the first of them.

Hand Evaluation: How Good Is This Hand?

By Ana Roth • 1 August, 2013

Shelagh Paulsson

Understanding how tricks are won at bridge will help you to understand how to evaluate your hand. Tricks are won by

Thinking Bridge: SL NABC 4th Day

By Eddie Kantar • 18 March, 2013

Eddie Kantar 1

The bidding and previous plays must be considered, but those percentages are important to know.

Thinking Bridge: SL NABC 3rd Day

By Eddie Kantar • 17 March, 2013

Kantar on Bridge

Taking charge and responding to a takeout double.

Thinking Bridge: SL NABC 2nd Day

By Eddie Kantar • 16 March, 2013

Eddie Kantar

When setting up a long suit, use trump entries before side suit entries

Thinking Bridge: SL NABC 1st Day

By Eddie Kantar • 15 March, 2013

Eddie Kantar

If opener starts with 1 club or 1 diamond and turns up with