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Slam Statistics up arrow by Matthew Kidd

Slams are not rare. Double dummy, an amazing 13.6% of hands contain a slam (or grand slam). Half this time there is a slam for your side (both sides …

La Jolla

21 January 2018

Queensland Youth Bridge Fun Day<p>If you like mental challenges (poker or other card games, Sudoku or Chess) you’ll love bridge.<br>Over the Christmas …

Painful Things by Ted Horning

Source: The Montreal Gazette – 17 Mar 1981<p>“Life in the wrong contract can be a most uncomfortable experience. If one adds a terrible trump division, …

Marlie by Anneli Purchase ~ new release

It’s a pleasure to welcome my friend, author Anneli Purchase to talk about her newest release, <i>Marlie</i>. Anneli taught elementary school on the Queen …

Haida Gwaii

Win a Signed copy of Drawing Lessons by Patricia Sands | Our Competitions

​<p>The author of the Love in Provence series returns to the South of France with a poignant portrait of a woman who must learn how to create a new life …

Vincent Van Gogh

A Sacrilegious Play by Steve Becker

Source: Reading Eagle – Nov 23, 2004<p>In playing a hand, it is usually correct to use well established principles. Their efficacy has been confirmed …

No Escape from Surround Play

Source: trumps.net.au<p>In a hand from a past World Bridge Championship, we look at a textbook defensive situation with which few club players are …

2018 USA2 Patiño Cup team: Dhir Wins Exciting USA2 Final

Source:<p>2018 USA2 Patiño Cup team<p>The Dhir team – Arjun Dhir-Will Zhu, Am Amer-Greg Herman-Burke Snowden, defeated the Wei team – Hongji Wei-Chang Liu, …

Ruff and Sluff Illusions by Amit Chakrabarti

Source: acblunit234.org<p>Ruff and Sluff is considered the cardinal sin in Bridge. Many Bridge players think like this: If I ever give a ruff and a …

Excess Baggage by Eddie Kantar and Terence Reese

Source: Defend with your life<p>Dealer South None Vul<p>8 7 4 3 <br>6 5 4 <br>K 8 4 2 <br>K 10<p>Q J 9 <br>A Q J <br>J 10 9 7 <br>A Q 3<p>Opening lead …

This Rubens Proves He’s Artist At Bridge by Dan Howe

Source: Sarasota Journal – Jun 21, 1965<p>Jeff Rubens, one-time child prodigy and now still a young genius of the bridge world, was a co-winner of the …

It’s your call! By David Berkowitz

Source: 41st Spring North American Bridge Championships Reno, Nevada March 19-29, 1998<p>There are always hands that cause problems. Check out this deal …

Our new term starts next week

Dear Bridge Player,<p>Our Spring term of courses is starting next week.<p>Parsons Green<p>We begin teaching in Parsons Green next week (and the week …

Parsons Green

Boney Napoleon Scares British Children

In the early 1800s Napoleon Bonaparte was skipping across Europe gathering up countries as if they were flowers. He was keen to add Britain to his …

Napoleon Bonaparte

Win a signed copy ~ enter until January 22nd

<i>If it’s Friday, it must be France …</i><p>Until January 22nd, click right here to have your name entered for a draw to win one of two signed copies of</b> …

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Play And Counter Play Ft. Adam Kaplan

Peter Hollands is a very talented young bridge player who was a grand master at 23 and has represented Australia and Victoria in open level …

The Oddball Opening Lead by Alan Truscott

Source: The New York Times February 4, 1985<p>Many years ago one of the game’s most prolific writers, Terence Reese, coined the term ”oddball.” It was …

When the red card will do more harm than good

Has partner ever taken out (or left in) your double when you didn't want him to? Share your stories in the comments!<p>Want to play unlimited hands, ask …

A Big Birthday

Some of you may remember a post I did about my mother-in-law, Myrtle, about a year and a half ago telling about her amazing walking achievements. In …

Join Stansfield BC in supporting England's junior teams | English Bridge Union

Stansfield Bridge Club has hit on an artistic way to raise money towards the cost of sending England's four junior teams to the World Youth Team …

The Plan XLVIII

Source: IBPA Column Service Jan 2018<p>Dealer South None Vul<p>9 6 3 2 <br>A 8 6 <br>A K 7 6 <br>A 6<p>10 8 4 <br>K J 10 5 4 3 2 <br>10 2 <br>3<p>7 <b></b>5 <br>Q <br>Q J 9 8 5 3 <br>K 10 8 7<p>A K Q J <br>9 7 <br>4 …

Take Notice of Negative Inferences By Heather Dhondy

Source: Alton Bridge<p>PLAYING teams, South opens 1NT (12- 14) and West passes.You bid 2, Stayman, with the North hand and partner responds 2. What call …

If you study all four hands, it might seem that …

Source: tucson.com<p>If you study all four hands, it might seem that declarer must go down either one or two tricks at four hearts. But South made the …

Unblocking Play Found Spectacular Feat, but Farfetched By Sam Gordon

Source: The Spokesman-Review – 8 Sep 1943<p>A Q 2 <br>A Q 10 8 <br>Q J 10 9 8 7 <br>—<p>K J 10 9 <br>5 4 3 2 <br>— <br>K Q J 9 8<p>8 7 6 5 4 3 <br>— <br>6 5 4 3 2 <br>10 7<p>— <br>K J 9 7 6 <br>A K <br>A 6 5 4 …

Improve your bridge with me By Migry Zur Campanile

Surce: www.migry.com<p>How many times have you been confronted with declaring a hand with so many possible lines to choose from that it resembled like a …

Ducking

Developing your card sense By Karen walker

Source: kwbridge.com<p>One of the keys to becoming a good bridge player is to develop “card sense”, which is generally defined as an aptitude for card …

Board Games

Robbery at New York, New York marks second high-profile Las Vegas casino robbery in three months

A cash cage at the New York, New York Hotel and Casino was robbed early Wednesday, with the armed suspect ultimately escaping, authorities reported.<p>The heist took place at about 1 a.m. and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department authorities said no one was injured when the man pointed the gun at …

Crime

99 Percent of "Palestine Refugees" Are Fake

<b>International financing of UNRWA encourages Palestinian rejectionism.</b><p>In the words of a veteran Washington hand, the problem of the United Nations …

Israel

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Book Blast: The Secret Life Of Mrs. London by Rebecca Rosenberg

<b>Publication Date: January 30, 2018</b> <b><br>Lake Union Publishing</b> <b><br>eBook & Paperback:348 Pages</b><p><b>Genre: Historical Fiction</b><p><b>About The Book:</b><p>San Francisco, 1915. As …

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