Posts by 5 O’Clock Bridge I.

The Rule of 22

By Julian Pottage • 22 November, 2012

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Quick tricks are slightly less generous (and simpler!) than honour tricks. The scale for quick tricks is as follows:

Penalty Doubles

By Bernard Magee • 4 November, 2012

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Penalty doubles are an integral part of all forms of bridge, especially Duplicate Pairs.

Hold Up In Dummy’s Suit

By Justin Corfield • 22 October, 2012

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The fate of many a contract depends on whether declarer can establish a long suit in dummy. Your job…

Use the Rule of 22

By Julian Pottage • 22 October, 2012

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Quick tricks are slightly less generous (and simpler!) than honour tricks. The scale for quick tricks is as follows:

Stay low on a misfit

By Stephen Cashmore • 10 October, 2012

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Stay low on a misfit probably dates from the earliest years of contract bridge. It is a most useful maxim. By definition, you and your partner do not…

Skip Stayman on a 4333 Hand

By Stephen Cashmore • 1 October, 2012

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It is often right to skip Stayman when you have no ruffing value. For one thing, there is no point in seeking a fit when both hands may be completely flat. Secondly…

Don’t Look For Perfect Hands

By Andrew Kambites • 2 September, 2012

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Have you ever heard of Barry Crane?