THE essential bridge skill: Counting the hand (Part 1)

THE essential bridge skill: Counting the hand (Part 1)

By Karen Walker Courtesy of Karen’s Bridge Library: kwbridge.com      Originally published in the ACBL Bridge Bulletin, March 2010 Ever wonder why expert players seem to be able to see through the backs of your cards?

Hand Evaluation & Revaluing

Hand Evaluation & Revaluing

By Barbara Seagram Courtesy of BarbaraSeagram.com Many students have great difficulty with the concept of hand evaluation. I believe that it is right to count distribution even as an opening bidder. Some count short suits

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

THE essential bridge skill: Counting the hand (Part 1)

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

Hand Evaluation & Revaluing

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,

Read This First: What Should we Play?

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

Once in a Lifetime – don’t blow it!

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

THE essential bridge skill: Counting the hand (Part 1)

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

Hand Evaluation & Revaluing

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