Contract Bridge

Tuesday At Carleton Bridge Club By Peg Kaplan

Carleton Bridge Club By Peg Kaplan<p>1 of 15<p>Recently, your intrepid webmaster headed south to Carleton College to kibitz and chat with members of the …

Determine

Negative Free Bid

<b>Source</b>: Wikipedia<p><b>Negative free bid</b> is a contract bridge treatment whereby a free bid by responder over an opponent’s overcall shows a long suit in a …

Brain Health & Wellness by Jon Saraceno

In 2007, at 82, Melander became the oldest player to win a U.S. national duplicate bridge championship; he did it again in the senior division four …

Warren Buffett

Muiderberg Convention

<b>Source</b>: Wikipedia<p><b>Muiderberg</b> is a bidding convention in the card game bridge. It is a two-level preemptive opening based on a two-suiter with …

National debt hits $20.5 trillion

The national debt rose to $20.5 trillion this week for the first time, about two months after it first hit $20 trillion.<p>As of Tuesday, the total debt …

Economy

Losing-Trick Count

<b>Source</b>: Wikipedia<p>In the card game contract bridge, the <b>Losing-Trick Count</b> (LTC) is a method of hand evaluation used in situations where a trump suit …

Elinescu and Wladow win their case against the WBF

I don't speak German so I had to rely on Google Translate. If I understand correctly the court did not address the cheating allegations but rather …

Google Translate

THE 3NT DAY by Dani Vikor (Hungary)

People who know me, know also that I am a lazy player, which means that I’m almost never declarer. But yesterday I had to play two difficult 3NT …

Queen of Hearts

Journalist Leads

<b>Source</b>: Wikipedia<p><b>Journalist leads</b> are an opening lead convention in the game of contract bridge. The method is designed to solve some problems with …

Develop your bidding judgement By Brian Senior

WHEN partner opens the bidding and you are looking at 17HCP, it is natural to consider the possibility of a slam. Yet slam will usually depend on …

Game Try

<b>Source</b>: Wikipedia<p>A <b>game try</b> (also called a <b>game trial bid</b>) in the card game of bridge is a bid that shows interest in bidding a game and asks partner …

Board Games

Watch: 10 countries are now on alert for plague after deaths in Madagascar

The plague has affected a 10th country: Malawi. The East African nation is on high alert along with nine other countries in Africa after dozens of people died of plague in Madagascar.<p>The World Health Organization has reported more than 2,000 suspected or confirmed cases of the plague, with at least …

Public Health

Avoidance Play

<b>Source</b>: Wikipedia<p>In contract bridge, <b>avoidance play</b> is a play technique whereby declarer prevents a particular defender from winning the trick, so as …

‘We’re Working Very Hard’ on Mideast Peace Plan, Ambassador David Friedman Reveals

Speaking exclusively with JNS.org, U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman on Sunday night confirmed a report that a team from the Trump …

Israel

Matisse, a Nun, and a Chapel

Monique in Tabac Royal, 1943<p><i>Night Nurse Needed – Should be young and pretty.</i> This was the ad Henri Matisse placed with the nursing school in Nice, …

Art History

If you remember_just one_thing

The “Rule of Ten”<p>The Ten gets a raw deal in bridge - counting for no points yet worth many a trick. However one must never forget that the Ten is …

The perfect French Christmas event in Montreuil-sur-Mer

For a captivating Christmas event, Montreuil-sur-Mer is <i>the</i> place to be for a special inaugural weekend of celebration. Featuring a fabulous wine …

France

Principle of Restricted Choice

<b>Source:</b> Wikipedia<p>In contract bridge, the <b>principle of restricted choice</b> states that play of a particular card decreases the probability its player …

Data Science

The Plan XLII by Tim bourke

Dealer North E/W Vul<p>A Q 3 2 <br>— <br>A 8 7 4 <br>Q J 9 7 5<p>— <br>Q J 10 5 4 <br>10 6 3 2 <br>A 8 6 3<p>K 7 6 4 <br>A 8 7 2 <br>K Q J 9 <br>2<p>J 10 9 8 5 <br>K 9 6 3 <br>5 <br>K 10 4<p>West<p>North<p>East<p>South<p>1<p>Dbl<p>…

Andrew Kambites shows how counting improves your bridge

Do you ever bid quite reasonably to a contract that turns out to be totally revolting?. In the first hand you arrive in 3NT and are faced with the 2 …

Goren Bridge

<b>St. Petersburg Times – 18 Oct 1951</b><p>Both vulnerable. North deals<p>Opening lead: four of spades.<p>There has been observed a tendency on the part of less …

Defense Best Offense in bridge

This fine example of defensive bidding and defensive play is from the 1968 Blue Ribbon.<p><b>The Bidding</b>: Because North-South were vulnerable, while his …

Fairborn paramedic overdoses driving OD patient to hospital

<b>UPDATE @ 2:16 p.m.:</b><p>A firefighter-paramedic driving a patient to the hospital following a suspected overdose began showing symptoms of an overdose …

Addiction

Lest We Forget ~ November 11, 2017

<i>I have posted this page in years past on this date. Since there are many new followers of my website, I wanted to share it again for those who</i> …

Book review, excerpt & giveaway: One Sip at a Time, by Keith Van Sickle

<b>Keith Van Sickle</b> <br>on Tour November 6-17 with<b>One Sip at a Time:</b> <br>Learning to Live in Provence(travel memoir)<br>Release date: January 28, 2017 <br>at <b>Dresher</b> …

Publishing

Las Vegas gets a marijuana drive-thru, touted as first of its kind in the country

Marijuana shoppers in the Las Vegas Valley will now be able to order their weed like they do fast food, thanks to Nevada's first pot drive-thru set …

Las Vegas

Matters of Entry by Terence Reese

On many hands declarer can count sufficient tricks for his contract but his difficulty lies in being at the right place at the right time. In a word, …

The Illusionist Reloaded by Fernando Lema | Youth World Bridge

In the city of Montevideo (ROU) from May 26 to June 3, 2012 was held the IV South American Transnational Bridge Festival, Montevideo 2012.<p>After the …

Raquel Welch: I almost died filming 'One Million Years BC'

Raquel Welch: I almost died filming 'One Million Years BC'<p>WaPo: John Kelly pressured Elaine Duke to expel Hondurans<p>Senate GOP unveils tax plan: Tax …

Are self-driving cars safe? One crashed in Las Vegas hours after launching

Are self-driving cars safe? One crashed in Las Vegas hours after launching<p>Ron Howard is officially back for Arrested Development, and we just blue …

Kevin Spacey