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Wrong Numbers

Many years ago I saw a hand where declarer made a slam by ruffing a loser, at the same time executing a squeeze. That doesn’t[...]

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The Perfect Sequence

Looking back at the teams finals I spotted this deal from session 3: The auction did not develop well for North, who had no real[...]

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The Case of the Deadly Double

This deal from round four of the Mixed teams proved to be very tough, but three pairs were given an opportunity to thwart destiny: Looking[...]

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Expert Bidding

Have you noticed that experts appear to bid more of the time? This is partly because they bid a lot when they have bad hands,[...]

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Testing Times

Almost from the start the players in the Mixed teams had problems to solve: Do you agree with North’s rebid? As the cards lie 3NT[...]

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Every Trick Counts

When the opponents are in a hopeless contract that you have doubled it is all too easy to for the defenders to drop a trick[...]

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The Elimination Game

One of the most important techniques at declarer’s disposal is that of elimination. In general terms, it is almost never wrong to eliminate suits, as[...]

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Classic Combination

The last deal of the fourth session of the finals offered up a well known card-combination: North led the 9 and declarer won with dummy’s[...]

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Self Restraint

There was no time for the players to catch their collective breaths at the start of the fourth session of the finals – this was[...]

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Prize Giving

Today Prize Giving for Teams and Pairs will be at 20.00 at Grand Ballroom Salon 8. Today at 16.00 prize-giving of the Short-track and of[...]

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