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

IMP Team Tactics

By Karen Walker Courtesy of Karen’s Bridge Library: kwbridge.com The Bidding Games: Bid the safest game. At matchpoints, you may get a markedly better score for playing in notrump instead of a major, or in a major instead

Slow Down, You Play Too Fast!

Slow Down, You Play Too Fast!

By Barbara Seagram Courtesy of BarbaraSeagram.com   None N North ♠ 654 ♥ Q32 ♦ Q1032 ♣ AKJ   W West ♠ 109872 ♥ 76 ♦ J987 ♣ 76   E East ♠ A3 ♥

Active Ethics 3

Active Ethics 3

By Larry Cohen Courtesy of Larryco.com Let’s not use that ‘C’ word. A less threatening term is ‘unethical’. This won’t make me popular with everyone out there, but let me put it right out there

A Gimme

A Gimme

By Larry Cohen Courtesy of LarryCo.com Neither vulnerable, IMPs  N North ♠ Q42 ♥ 653 ♦ AQ1096 ♣ K6   S South ♠ A6 ♥ AK7 ♦ J832 ♣ A875 W West N North E

Why play bridge?

Why play bridge?

By Karen Walker Courtesy of Karen’s Bridge Library: kwbridge.com With so many activities competing for your leisure time, why invest your energy into learning a game as complex as bridge? Why bridge instead of computer

To Pull or Not to Pull?

To Pull or Not to Pull?

By Barbara Seagram Courtesy of BarbaraSeagram.com To pull or not to pull, that is the question! Trumps, that is. We learned at mother’s knee that we should always get the kiddies off the street. Thus