Posts by Hands 3

Goren on Bridge

By Charles Goren • 12 April, 2017

South should have taken out protection against a bad trump break which under the circumstances was no less remote a prospect.

Blackwood on Bridge By Easley Blackwood

By Ana Roth • 20 March, 2017

“I still want to know, said Mr. Champion. “how you managed to lose four tricks on this hand.”

Elimination Play part 2 by E. P. C. Cotter

By ferlema • 10 March, 2017

elimination II

When this throw-in play is executed in a trump contract, the additional element of the ruff discard, which allows the declarer to ruff in one hand and discard a loser in the other, involves a change in the modus operandi.

Forming a Plan by Terence Reese

By Terence Reese • 28 February, 2017


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.

2017 Slava Cup: Birthday Present By David Bird

By David Bird • 26 February, 2017

In my piece in yesterday’s bulletin, I described the notion of a nett swing. That’s when you have a chance to gain IMPs but …

Improve your Defensive I Play By Ron Klinger

By Ron Klinger • 24 February, 2017

Bridge cartoon plays

During Sunday’s Celebrity Lecture series, Ron Klinger presented a number of problems.

Guessing and Finessing by Terence Reese

By Terence Reese • 24 February, 2017


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.

The most amazing hand By Susanna Gross

By Ana Roth • 25 January, 2017

Before returning to Australia about a decade ago, Michael Courtney spent several years playing high-stake rubber bridge in London.

Accepting or Refusing Trick Nº1 por Ira Corn

By ferlema • 15 January, 2017


The 1971 World Championship was scheduled in May and was played in Taipei, Taiwan. Roger Trezel and Pierre Jais were one of the pairs on the French team. Observe Trezel in action in the play of his hand. Trezel was South.

Defensive Player Should Attempt to Visualize What Partner Holds

By Ana Roth • 10 January, 2017


The great mistake the average player makes on defensive play is not trying to visualize what is in his partner’s hand. Good defensive players protects their partner’s hand.