Posts by Hands 4

Montecatini 2017: Eight and a Half

By Ana Roth • 24 June, 2017

It seems that the Poland pair, must be Fellini fan, so they let be carried away by his surrealism and related the first board to the second, declaring the slam in NT, although their lack of the ace and the king of club.

Montecatini 2017: Unique Defense

By Ana Roth • 12 June, 2017

The only lead and the only return to defeat the contract… It seems that Klukowski – Zmuda reinforced their defenses with Leopoldina water before the championship …

A Deceptive Play By Oswald & Jim Jacoby

By Ana Roth • 4 April, 2017

Online dating.

lthough most bridge championships are won by careful, stolid play interspersed with a sprinkling of luck, a very captivating aspect of the game is the opportunity to execute clever coups.

A memorable deal

By ACBL • 19 March, 2017

This deal comes from the second round of the Vanderbilt in which Johan Sylvan and Frederic Wrang of Hemant Lall’s team faced Tor Helness and Geir Helgemo of Pierre Zimmermann’s squad.

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


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.

Declarer squeezes himself By Oswald Jacoby

By Ana Roth • 13 February, 2017

cartoon squezze

Oswald ‘The suicide squeeze is usually worked by a defender, but here is one that declarer worked out against himself “

Trick One Guess in a Matchpoint 3NT By Ishmael Del’Monte

By Ana Roth • 5 December, 2016

Ismael del Monte

Try planning the play for this hand at matchpoints.

A look across the street By Oren Lidor

By Ana Roth • 25 November, 2016


Angie was upset. She’d been in the auto repair shop for two hours now. She bumped into the car in front of her and …

One of the Top 10 defenses of all time By Phillip Alder.

By Phillip Alder • 26 October, 2016


Sitting East and West were Jeremy Flint and Jonathan Cansino, two of England’s best-ever players.