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Headliner

Some players always seem to make the news, none more so in recent years than Boye Brogeland. Along with his partner Christain Bakke, he was[...]

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Movie Star

In my club players who lead the king from Kx are credited with making a movie star lead – most of the time they end[...]

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Meckwellian

As you doubtless know, the Oxford English Dictionary adds new words every three months. (The less well-known Uxbridge English Dictionary also adds new words, but[...]

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Last board

When the final deal of the round robin settled on the table in the match between Sweden and England, the situation was clear – Sweden[...]

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The Well Reasoned Lead

Many a deal turns on the opening lead. This board near the end of the last round looked as if it might have a significant[...]

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The Learning Curve

Do you recall the remark made by bridge legend Benito Garozzo, who pointed out that although he had been playing for more than forty years,[...]

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Out of Luck Out of Form

When you are at the top of your game, the luck tends to go with you. When you are below your best it tends to[...]

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Higher, Faster, Stronger

As the standard for an opening bid appears to be falling faster the stock market, it has become safer to adopt a more variable approach[...]

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Searching for IMPs

To paraphrase Jane Austen, It is a truth universally acknowledged that a team not in a qualifying position must be in want of some IMPs.[...]

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Red card

Bidding at bridge would be much tougher if the red card was not available. Its significance is such that books about the correct way to[...]

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