Posts by defense @en

Trump Promotion

By Ana Roth • 30 May, 2015

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Occurs when declarer is forced to ruff high in front of a defenders card to prevent an over ruff, and, in the process the defenders trump is “promoted” to winning rank.

Avoiding EndPlays requires Foresight by Howard Schenken

By Ana Roth • 29 April, 2015

Bob Hamman, Eddie Kantar, Don Krauss, Peter Leventritt, Lew Mathe, Howard Schenken

To be or Not to be Endplayed: That is the question. Photo: Bob Hamman, Eddie Kantar, Don Krauss, Peter Leventritt, Lew Mathe, Howard Schenken

Redemption Song by Eric Kokish

By Eric Kokish • 31 January, 2015

Eric kokish Fernando Lema

Adversity lurks at every turn. Even an optimist like you knows that there are deals that go badly from the start and get progressively worse.

Doing the Not So Obvious by Phillip Alder

By Phillip Alder • 27 January, 2015

Philip Alder

John Lowenthal was one of the world’s most imaginative bridge players.

The Importance of Counting by Albert Dormer

By Ana Roth • 27 January, 2015

Albert Dormer

It is quite surprising how many deals there are where, as a defender, you should endeavor to count declarer’s hand.

A very Amusing hand by Dick Cummings

By Ana Roth • 25 January, 2015

Richard J. Cummings

THE most amusing hand around the traps this week has very little to do with bridge and a lot to do with poker.

Count Points While Defend by Alfred Sheinwold

By Ana Roth • 23 January, 2015

Norman Kay Alfred Sheinwold and Eddie Kantar

Most bridge players find defense more difficult than declarers play. That needn't be a problem to…

Improve Your Play with Larry Matheny

By Ana Roth • 20 January, 2015

mejore su carteo

Many contracts are won or lost simply because the players did not listen to or remember the auction. See how you would have done with these hands.

Defence Quiz from Mr.Bridge 87

By Julian Pottage • 7 January, 2015

Julian Pottage

YOU are East in the defensive positions below. Each 1NT opening by South shows 12-14 points and …

Answers to Julian Pottage’s Defence Quiz 87

By Julian Pottage • 1 January, 2015

Julian Pottage

We hope you have thougth the answers before reading the answers…