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

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

Many of the problems encountered by 2-over-1 pairs are caused by confusion about how to interpret system bids and make the best use of auction space. Other problems are inherent in the system itself. Not all are fixable, but many players have fine-tuned the structure with new treatments and gadgets that have proven effective.

2022 ABTA Convention Schedule

2022 ABTA Convention Schedule

The 2022 ABTA Convention is kicking off this week in Providence, Rhode island and we’re excited to have Sally Sparrow attending to represent Master Point Press. Below is the schedule and we’ve highlighted events featuring

My Bols tip

My Bols Tip

Some years ago a drink company sponsored bridge tips. Mine was this, ‘If a preemptor leads his suit, play him for a singleton trump’.

Legal Peeking

Legal Peeking

By Barbara Seagram Courtesy of BarbaraSeagram.com   None West N North ♠ 753 ♥ AQ4 ♦ AJ10 ♣ AJ82   W West ♠ AKQ10962 ♥ 953 ♦ 97 ♣ 6   E East ♠ J8

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 2

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.”