Posts by Intermediate 3

Safety Play By Steve Becker

By Ana Roth • 8 June, 2017

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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…

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.

Never Quit Trying By Paul Boardman

By Ana Roth • 12 April, 2017

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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.

Use Your Brain By Alfred Sheinwold

By Ana Roth • 22 March, 2017

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It isn’t true that you must always return the suit your partner has led. For example you may not have a card of his suit. Or you may…

High Level Defense Signal By Alan Sontag

By Ana Roth • 20 March, 2017

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Bridge players should be familiar with the defensive principle which states:

Physical attributes for bridge By Phillip Alder

By Phillip Alder • 11 March, 2017

The uglier a man’s legs, the better his golf game, H.G. Wells observed.

Continue or switch? By August Boehm

By August Boehm • 3 March, 2017

When leading from an honor sequence, standard practice is to start with the highest honor. When following third hand, however, it is best to play the lowest of touching cards.

Forcing Pass Auctions By Neil Kimelman

By Ana Roth • 27 February, 2017

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Like the Law of Total Tricks, this subject has generated a great deal of literature. Eddie Kantar is one notable world-class player and teacher who has written extensively about forcing auctions.

Common Mistakes By Oswald Jacoby

By Ana Roth • 18 February, 2017

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This series will cover common mistakes in bidding and play and I will start with a humdinger.