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Trump Management

One of the many things declarer has to decide on any given hand is whether or not to draw trumps. This deal from the second[...]

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Pairs Format – Updated

Open Pairs Format At the end of the qualification 112 pairs will compete in Semifinal A and the remainder will play in Semifinal B. Up[...]

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The Wild Bunch

News that Mel Gibson is to direct a remake of the classic Western instantly sprang to mind when this deal surfaced during the second session[...]

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Active v Passive

This deal from the second session of the Rosenblum round of 16 gave us an opportunity to study the thoughts of the contestants about the[...]

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Variations on a Squeeze

This deal from the final session of the Rosenblum round of 32 was a test for declarer: East led the Q and West overtook it[...]

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Tie Break

At the end of regulation time Mahaffey & Nickell were deadlocked at 109-109, which meant a tie break. South led the 7and declarer won with[...]

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Frozen Double

Everyone is aware of the concept of the ‘frozen suit’. In the second session of the Rosenblum round of 32, this phenomenon had a significant[...]

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Pass Masters

This was the last deal of the first session of the Rosenblum round of 16: West led the A and declarer claimed the rest. This[...]

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What a Difference a Lead Makes

I know you have heard it many times before, but it’s worth repeating – according to Benito Garozzo, a player who always makes the right[...]

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Mayhem

At the start of the round of 32 in the Rosenblum this deal caused swings all over the place: More than one pair attempted 7NT,[...]

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