Posts by Intermediate @en

The Scissors Coup by John Brown

By ferlema • 20 July, 2017


Scissors coup (or, Scissor coup, ) is a type of coup in bridge, so named because it cuts communications between defenders.

The Plan XXXVI by Tim Bourke

By Tim Bourke • 13 July, 2017

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West led a low trump and declarer won the trick cheaply in hand. Declarer could count eight top tricks.

The Hold up by John Brown

By ferlema • 9 July, 2017


The aim of the hold up is lead or tempo-value reduction: The object is to reduce the value of possibe entry-tempi in one opponent’s hand.

Those Extra Chance in Bridge by Terence Reese & Rogel Trezel

By ferlema • 9 July, 2017

Reese & Trezel

South plays in 3NT and West leads the six of hearts, won by dummy’s ten.

Safety Play By Steve Becker

By Ana Roth • 8 June, 2017

Accident Free Days 14?3.

A safety play is an effort by declarer to combat a potentially unfavorable distribution of the defenders’ cards, there are so many different kinds of safety plays that it is better to…

Hold-Up Plays and Dangerous Hand in NT by Maritha Pottenger

By Ana Roth • 31 May, 2017

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The purpose of a hold-up play is to exhaust one defender of cards in a particular suit. This is especially true at no trump. Once one opponent…

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.

Between 50 and 75 by Fernando Lema

By ferlema • 26 May, 2017

A few days ago I found the following card play which I found very instructive.

Never Quit Trying By Paul Boardman

By Ana Roth • 12 April, 2017

Bridge Cartoon missus

The moral of today’s hand is that one should never give up, even when the cause appears to be hopeless.

Trust Your Partner By Shepard Barclay

By Ana Roth • 12 April, 2017

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TREATING your partner as if he doesn’t know his business is just as witless in bridge as in the workaday world.