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Third & Fourth Seat Openings By Paul Lavings

By Paul Lavings • 18 April, 2017

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Most partnerships haven’t defined their strategy for third and fourth seat openings. Sort yourselves out with this quiz on third seat openings, nil vulnerable:

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…

Coming Down to the Right Size By Omar Sharif

By Ana Roth • 2 April, 2017

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A player who preempts usually has a singleton somewhere. Should that player be on opening lead and…

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.

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.

Suit Showing Double or Takeout Double? By Mike Savage

By Bridgewinners • 21 February, 2017

In the modern bridge world there are a plethora of meanings for various doubles. The two oldest and most used are ….

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.

Ask Jerry: I would like your opinion on the following hand…By Jerry Helms

By Jerry Helms • 14 February, 2017

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The best available bid is often the least bad alternative.

Key card confirmation: an interactive moment By Billy Miller

By Ana Roth • 11 February, 2017

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One of the most popular forms of Blackwood is Roman Key Card, which elevates the status of the king of trumps to that of an ace. Thus, the responses reflect …

Australian Bridge Federation: Summer School

By Ana Roth • 1 February, 2017

'I went to summer school and helped a few teachers decide not to teach there next summer.'

The question was “What would you bid on the following hand when partner has opened 1NT (15 – 17)?”