Read This First: What Should we Play?

Read This First: What Should we Play?

By Larry Cohen Courtesy of Larryco.com I am a staunch advocate of ‘less is more’. My observation is that at every level of the game, players are using too many conventions. Too often I see

Once in a Lifetime – don’t blow it!

Once in a Lifetime – don’t blow it!

By Eddie Kantar Courtesy of KantarBridge.com Both vulnerable, IMPs  N North ♠ Q862 ♥ 76 ♦ AK42 ♣ 543   S South ♠ A43 ♥ AKQJ10952 ♦ — ♣ AK W West N North E

Rubber-Bridge Strategy

Rubber-Bridge Strategy

By Karen Walker Courtesy of Karen’s Bridge Library: kwbridge.com If you’re vulnerable Overcalls should promise a better suit, more high-card points and more playing strength than non-vulnerable overcalls. Be sure you have a long, strong

Bridge in the Middle East

Bridge in the Middle East

By Barbara Seagram Courtesy of BarbaraSeagram.com My husband, Alex Kornel, and I taught bridge aboard a cruise ship a few years ago through the Middle East. It was the experience of a lifetime: Cairo, Sharm-El-Sheikh,

Am I getting Older? Part 1

Am I getting Older? Part 1

By Larry Cohen Courtesy of Larryco.com AGE AND PREEMPTION Another facet of maturity (age?) [see Part I of this article] is the development of a sane preemptive philosophy. The younger they are, the more they bid. This

If it has an Odor

If it has an Odor

By Eddie Kantar Courtesy of KantarBridge.com Both vulnerable, IMPs N North ♠ 9843 ♥ A3 ♦ KJ6 ♣ KJ94   S South ♠ AKQ2 ♥ Q92 ♦ 1087 ♣ A63 W West N North E East

Matchpoint (Pairs) Strategy at Duplicate Bridge

Matchpoint (Pairs) Strategy at Duplicate Bridge

By Karen Walker Courtesy of Karen’s Bridge Library: kwbridge.com The Bidding Bid aggressively.  Duplicate pairs tend to bid “close” games and slams, so don’t settle for a safe partscore if you think there’s a fair chance

Let Me Count the Ways!

Let Me Count the Ways!

By Barbara Seagram Courtesy of BarbaraSeagram.com On a recent trip to South Africa with a group, we played duplicate bridge at Ngala Lodge in Kruger Park between safari game drives. Playing out on the open

Am I getting Older, or Wiser? Part 1

Am I getting Older, or Wiser? Part 1

By Larry Cohen Courtesy of Larryco.com I get a chuckle when people complain about getting old. ‘The alternative,’ I tell them, ‘is much worse.’ We are all getting older, of course, but with that is

Wrong Game?

Wrong Game?

By Eddie Kantar Courtesy of KantarBridge.com Neither vulnerable, IMPs N North ♠ A65 ♥ A8765 ♦ AK8 ♣ 54   S South ♠ 3 ♥ K43 ♦ QJ109654 ♣ KJ W West N North E East