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Board#3 22/03/2018

That Old 4441 Syndrome

I wonder how many of the pairs that were overboard on this one tried to blame it on the “4441” syndrome? Amazing how many players find the 4441 hands difficult to bid to the optimum contract. Take a look at: Board 3 from Thursday 22/03/2018

Board#2 15/03/2018

Slam Dunk!

Lest you should think that I am too fixated on slams, let me assure you that I am. They are fun to bid and fun to play. But the main reason that I am writing this deal up is this: One week ago I wrote

Board#21 08/03/2018

Ruminating on Openings

Board 21 from Thursday 8/03/2018 Dealer N NS Vul Would you open the East hand a weak 2♠? Would you open it ONE spade? If East opened 2♠, what would you do as West? There were a number of different contracts, from 2♠ to 3♣

Board#22 01/03/2018

Model of a Contested Auction

From Thursday 1/3/18. A number of quite amazing hands this week, I really don’t know which to report. We’ve had quite a few discussions on slams, so maybe this week we’ll talk about something different, a hand which was very competitive in nature and also

Board#13 22/02/2018

Double Trouble

It seems that in this super modern age of bridge the penalty double is obsolete. But surely most of us still play the double of a weak 1NT opening as basically a PENALTY double? What do you need to double a 1NT opening? I go

Board#25 15/02/2018

Winning & Losing with Precision

Do you play Precision? If not, have your ever thought of taking up the “Big Club” system? It definitely has a lot of merit if you want to try it. Let me give you a bidding problem which I encountered this Thursday before I tell

Board#27 08/02/2018

That Grand Feeling …

As long as you know how to bid a slam, there is usually no need to bid a grand slam in a normal match-point session, especially on club nights. But nevertheless does it not feel great when you do bid and make a grand slam?