Posts by Advanced 4

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.

Put off the finesse until the last possible moment By Easley Blackwood

By Ana Roth • 8 June, 2017

When you have some kind of a finesse to take to make your contract, put off the finesse until the last possible moment. In the meantime, try to get an accurate count on the opponents’ hands.

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.

Avoiding an End Play

By Ana Roth • 12 April, 2017

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

Opponents Often Lose with Their Big Hands By A. Sheinwold

By Ana Roth • 2 April, 2017

A player isn’t lucky to get high cards unless he knows what to do with them.

Rectifying the Count By O. Jacoby

By Ana Roth • 31 March, 2017

cartoon easy to use

One of the expressions invented by bridge writers is “rectifying the count.” What it boils down to is this:

Expert Defense Might Defeat By O. Jacoby

By Ana Roth • 28 March, 2017

cartoon expert

A good declarer playing against ordinary oponents would have little or no trouble. The chances are that …

Test Your Trump Suit Technique By Paul Lavings

By Paul Lavings • 1 March, 2017

cartoon test

What is the best play on the following trump suits? There are no entry problems, so you may play from either hand at any point:

Count, Add, Substract By Shepard Barclay

By Ana Roth • 28 February, 2017

Counting the known cards in a suit held by various players, next adding their amounts together and then subtracting that total from 13—that simple process constitutes about half of the entire procedure known as “card reading.”

Bleeding Hearts by SchTsch

By Ana Roth • 19 February, 2017

When you pick up your hand and notice an eight card suit in it, you can say that your desired trump suit is pretty obvious regardless of partner’s holding.