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The Commentators Curse

Commentating on a bridge match is a dangerous occupation; it is all to easy to be blinded by the sight of all four hands, forgetting[...]

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Red or Black

In the mid ’90 Volkswagon ran a series of articles on TV. One of them included a scene where a man was leaving a casino[...]

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The Commentary Box

There is a treat in store today for those of you who enjoy the BBO voice commentary. Session one of Nickell v Mahaffey will be[...]

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Many a Slip

In the second session of the Rosenblum round of 64 the trailing teams must have been happy to see this type of deal appear at[...]

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Blackwood or not Blackwood, that is the Question

This deal from the first set of the round of 64 in the Rosenblum posed a question: I suspect East intended 4NT to ask for[...]

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No Second Chances

From today onwards there will be no second chances in the Rosenblum as the competition moves into the knock-out phase. The matches currently featured on[...]

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Out of the Frying Pan…..

In Round 9 of the Rosenblum, not for the first time in the history of bridge, the board carrying the number 13 was a dramatic[...]

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Keep on Listening

Drawing inferences from the bidding is routine for an expert. In was of vital importance in Round 9 of the Rosenblum: North led the K[...]

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Safe as Houses

Sometimes a contract can be more or less guaranteed by adopting a particular line of play. A perfect example cropped up in Round 8 of[...]

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The Gambler

Universal’s Orlando theme park is home to a host of fabulous rides. I wonder if any of them are as scary as this deal from[...]

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