Posts by Intermediate 1

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.

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.

In playing a suit at contract By William E. McKenney

By Ana Roth • 9 April, 2017

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In playing a suit at contract, one of the things which a player learns early is that with three top honors in a suit, he should…

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.

Wake-up call is unheeded -By James Jacoby

By Ana Roth • 21 March, 2017

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The simplest application of suit preference occurs when a defender is leading a suit he expects his partner to ruff. In that circumstance, leading a …

Can’t Win Every Hand By The Four Aces

By Ana Roth • 21 March, 2017

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There is one characteristic common to the game of all the best bridge players we have ever seen. They do not feel that they must outplay their opponents on every hand.

The Crossruff by E. P. C Cotter

By ferlema • 11 March, 2017


The Crossruff. Where there is no attempt to draw trumps, but the declarer and dummy make their trumps separately

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.

Their weak spot By A. Sheinwold

By Ana Roth • 3 March, 2017

When the opponents bid three suits but never suggest NT you may usually assume; that the unbid suit is their weak spot.

Point Counterpoint By James Jacoby

By Ana Roth • 27 February, 2017

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Although the widespread use of point count has made bidding more exact, players weaned on this evaluation method sometimes err in their competitive judgment.