Posts by Bridge Rules

Colchamiro’s Rule of Nine

By Mel Colchamiro • 6 February, 2015

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When do you pass and when do you bid over partner’s double of weak two opening is a dilemma often faced when…

Bridge – Golden rules

By Ana Roth • 27 November, 2013

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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.

The Shortness Rule by Eric Kokish

By Eric Kokish • 22 November, 2013

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Over 3 hearts you could adopt something I call the shortness rule: when a player shows nine or more cards in two suits and a fit of eight or more cards is confirmed in a gameforcing auction, that players next…

Rule of 2-4-3

By Ana Roth • 31 October, 2013

Ken Rexford

Partner opens in a major, you have support, and you love your hand so much that slam is being considered. How do you share this great news?

Rule of 64

By Ana Roth • 4 September, 2013

Reglas del Bridge

When opening a hand that is 6-4 in the majors, show the…

The Rule of 22

By Julian Pottage • 22 November, 2012

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Quick tricks are slightly less generous (and simpler!) than honour tricks. The scale for quick tricks is as follows:

Never Put Down an 8-Card Suit in Dummy

By Karen Walker • 4 November, 2012

Karen Walker

This hand was dealt in the Life Master Pairs at the 1997 ACBL summer championships in Albuquerque NM, and it generated some lively discussions after the game. Some players responded…

The Majority Rule

By Phillip Martin • 4 November, 2012

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Often, knowledge of how one suit breaks will change your odds in the play of another. For example:

Use the Rule of 22

By Julian Pottage • 22 October, 2012

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Quick tricks are slightly less generous (and simpler!) than honour tricks. The scale for quick tricks is as follows:

Bridge Rules

By Ana Roth • 22 October, 2012

Reglas del Bridge

There are certain mathematical calculations used in the bidding, play and defense. It is important to use them correctly. They help us to decide …