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Prevent a Ruff by Jon Brown

By ferlema • 17 July, 2017

West led his singleton club, which dummy’s king won. South read the lead as a singleton.

Eliminations Play by David Bird & Martin Hoffman

By ferlema • 8 July, 2017


The most familiar type of elimination play is the “ruff and discard elimination”. The defender who is thrown on lead has the choice between playing on a suit, to your advantage, or giving you a ruff and discard.

Gleaning clues from the bidding and play By Omar Sharif

By Ana Roth • 5 June, 2017

One of the beauties of bridge is that it gives practitioners a chance to reason and infer, rather than project from a position where everything is known, as in chess.

How can you count on success? By Phillip Alder

By Phillip Alder • 29 May, 2017

While sitting at the bridge table, if you do one thing on a regular basis, the game will be much easier — what is it? This deal highlights the technique.

A sensational Slam By A. Sheinwold

By Ana Roth • 14 April, 2017

It was Charles Monk, one of Belgium’s leading experts, and he had a sensational bridge hand to talk about.

Problems on Conventions By ALAN TRUSCOTT

By Ana Roth • 9 April, 2017

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Some of the most difficult problems for the bridge historian concern allocation of credit for conventions or improved treatments. We know…

But East had eight hearts!!! By Easley Blackwood

By Ana Roth • 21 February, 2017

“I might add,” Mr. Dale concluded, “that I can see nothing wrong with a contract where one opponent holds eight trumps against you—not as long as you make it.”

Test Your Card Play

By Ana Roth • 20 February, 2017

This hand is taken from a famous book Spotlight on card Play by Robert Darvas and Paul Lukacs…

The Plan XXXIV by Tim Bourke

By Tim Bourke • 17 February, 2017


This was a seemingly routine board in a team match.
At both tables, West led the ten of hearts. Each declarer
won the first trick with ace of hearts,

Defensive Possibilities By Josephine Culbertson

By Ana Roth • 12 February, 2017

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In a high percentage of deals there does not seem to be any effective defense, and when the contract is made, the defenders console each other by