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Grand Designs

Slams have an important role to play in any match. This deal arose at the start of the second session of the Rosenblum semifinals (the[...]

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Keep Calm and Count

As a defender you can feel uncomfortable when declarer runs a long suit. It’s important to appreciate what declarer’s goal might be. Look at this[...]

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Variations on a Level

Everyone is familiar with the expression ‘The five-level belongs to the opponents’ the BOLS bridge tip of Ed Manfield (frequently wrongly attributed). Can anyone come[...]

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Superstition

In the United Kingdom the number 111 is a medical helpline run by the NHS. It is also regarded by the superstitious as an unlucky[...]

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Beating Par

Every deal has a ‘Par Contract’. This example comes from the fourth session of the semi-final of the Rand Cup: With EW cold for ten[...]

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Killing Leads – or Not

On this deal from the first session of the Rosenblum quarter-finals it was vital to find the right opening lead: South led the 7, so+660.[...]

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Action Stations

This deal from the first session of the Rosenblum quarter-finals produced all sorts of scores. That was a very simple +690. That was 12 IMPs.[...]

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Law Breakers

Is there anyone out there who has not read about Meckstroth’s Law? It states that if partner freely raises your six-card major suit then you[...]

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Today’s schedule

The WBF Congress being held today means revised playing times: The BBO matches will be at 11.00, 13.40, 16.00 & 18.20. You can get the[...]

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Inference and Hypothesis

Sometimes when you go down in a contract you spot a winning line in the post mortem and think ‘I should have seen that’. Take[...]

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