Unifying 2/1 GF?

Unifying 2/1 GF

These days, more and more people are playing 2/1 GF. My hope is that it won’t be long before only dinosaurs are playing the ‘old way’ — where a 2/1 response can be only 10 points as opposed to an opening bid.

Improving the 2-over-1 Bidding System – Part 1

Improving the 2-over-1 Bidding System – Part 1

When I learned bridge, my aunt taught me old-fashioned Goren, which was played by most everyone in the casual games on my college campus. Then I discovered duplicate and a host of “revolutionary” ideas — limit raises, negative doubles, weak two-bids — that were relatively simple improvements.

Tips from Eddie Kantar: Part 2

Tips from Eddie Kantar: Part 2

By Eddie Kantar Courtesy of KantarBridge.com 16. If you can see the winning defense, take charge. Don’t put additional pressure on partner if you don’t have to. 17. Keep partner’s skill level in mind. Lead

Tips from Eddie Kantar: Part 2

Tips from Eddie Kantar: Part 1

By Eddie Kantar Courtesy of KantarBridge.com 1. Never, but never, forget you are playing with a partner. It pays to consider what things may look like from partner’s point of view, particularly when you are

Unifying 2/1 GF?

Rule of 17

Earlier we debunked the Rule of 7. What about the Rule of 17?

Tips from Eddie Kantar: Part 2

Funny stories you can maybe use

A guy has been going out with this girl for some time and they play bridge regularly, but not much is happening romantically. Finally, she puts him in this God-awful slam and says: “If you make this contract, I’ll sleep with you.”

Respond the Cheaper of Four Card Suits

Respond the Cheaper of Four Card Suits

By Andrew Robson Courtesy of AndrewBobson.co.uk Without support for opener, responder should plan to bid their longest suit at the lowest level. With two+ four-card suits, responder should bid the cheaper, ensuring that no fit

Tips from Eddie Kantar: Part 2

Teaching Stories

By Eddie Kantar Courtesy of KantarBridge.com A student in class has xxx facing AQJ in dummy.  She leads low and puts in the jack, which holds. She plays the ace next.  Teacher asks why she

Unifying 2/1 GF?

Fourth seat: the Rule of 15 and CRIFS

Fourth seat: the Rule of 15 and CRIFS By Larry Cohen Courtesy of Larryco.com CRIFS Marty Bergen My former bridge partner, Marty Bergen, has 11 conventions named after him: Bergen Raises, Bergen over Notrump, BROMAD

Eight-card major fits –The Holy Grail of Bridge

Eight-card major fits –The Holy Grail of Bridge

By Andrew Robson Courtesy of AndrewBobson.co.uk If you know your partnership have eight cards in a major suit [majors over minors because game is easier – 4 ♥ , 4 ♠ v 5 ♣, 5 ♦ ], then that