Posts by Defense @en

The Best Defense Ever? by Phillip Alder

By Phillip Alder • 10 June, 2017

This deal gets my vote for the best defense ever. It occurred during the 1985 International Team Trial to pick the U.S. team for that year’s Bermuda Bowl world championship. Try it for yourself first.

Perfecting Your game By Sam Graham

By Ana Roth • 5 June, 2017

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The job of the defense is to use its relatively few assets (in comparison to the assets of the offense) to take as many tricks as possible.

Expert defense By L. Stansby

By Ana Roth • 29 May, 2017

Expert defense involves collecting clues about the hand from the bidding and early play and putting all the information into place to solve the puzzle of how to defeat their contract.

Miss Brash, Overly Optimistic As Usual, Lost this NT Contract By Easley Blackwood

By Ana Roth • 26 May, 2017

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Make humanics your trumps. Study the art of playing the people as well as the cards. Remember that the human factor is allways at work.

Avoiding an End Play

By Ana Roth • 12 April, 2017

Dangerous End-Plays Are Avoided by Careful Defense Early in Game

The Time To Finesse A Partner By JACOBY & SON

By Ana Roth • 9 April, 2017

Oswald points out to Jim that deliberate failure by third hand to play a high card, not necessarily the highest, but some high card, is known as finessing against your partner and…

Sensational Play By Jay Becker

By Ana Roth • 5 April, 2017

The nature of the game is such that sensational plays come few and far between, but, when the occasion does arise, one should of course try to meet the challenge.

Two Bridge Lessons By Oswald Jacoby

By Ana Roth • 5 April, 2017

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“Cover and honor with an honor” says the old rule. This guide to your defensive play is not entirely reliable.

Auction gives the defenders a clue By Mike Lawrence

By Mike Lawrence • 29 March, 2017

This is a good hand for the kibitzers, but less so for the defenders. Here are some things to help Este decide:

Get Defensive Ruff By Alfred Sheinwold

By Ana Roth • 28 March, 2017

"Oh, don't get all defensive at me!"

As we begin a series on defensive ruffs we should note that most bridge players follow Sir Isaac Newtons principle that a body in motion tends to remain in motion in the same direction.