Susanna Gross

Bridge

25 March 2017 9:00 am

Everyone knows him, but hardly anyone can pronounce his name — which is why Jacek Pszczola is universally called Pepsi.…

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11 March 2017 9:00 am

There are plenty of bridge professionals who believe in flattering lesser players (whether they’re clients, friends or spouses) by exaggerating…

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25 February 2017 9:00 am

If there’s one tournament I’d really like to play in, it’s the Cavendish in Monaco, the largest money bridge tournament…

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11 February 2017 9:00 am

It’s so hard not to whinge when you’ve had bad luck at bridge — it’s just one of those things…

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28 January 2017 9:00 am

You can always tell a beginner, or a poor player, at the bridge table — they’re the ones who start…

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14 January 2017 9:00 am

There’s a bit of a ruckus going on in the bridge world at the moment; a lot of people are…

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31 December 2016 9:00 am

There are an awful lot of bridge babies in the world — that is, babies born to mothers so addicted…

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3 December 2016 9:00 am

It was the best hand I’d had all year — and what’s more, I picked it up while playing rubber…

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19 November 2016 9:00 am

Have you ever felt that none of your partners are on the same wavelength as you? Despite regularly partnering the…

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5 November 2016 9:00 am

My ten-year-old football-loving son thought I was making some silly joke when I told him last weekend that I was…

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22 October 2016 9:00 am

I felt like an absolute hypocrite the other week. Sally Brock’s team had just beaten Alexander Allfrey’s in the semi-finals…

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8 October 2016 9:00 am

It often strikes me that learning to bid is just like mastering a language. As you take on new conventions…

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24 September 2016 9:00 am

I’ve been in a bridge bubble in Wroclaw for the past two weeks, playing in the World Bridge Games. I…

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10 September 2016 9:00 am

There are three reasons why I never make ‘psychic’ bids. First, because I’m a wimp. Second, because I often play…

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27 August 2016 9:00 am

There’s been a fair amount of moaning about the English Bridge Union’s decision to move the week-long ‘Summer Meeting’ —…

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13 August 2016 9:00 am

Here’s a bridge tip you won’t find in a book — one which the wonderful Gunnar Hallberg gave me. You’re…

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30 July 2016 9:00 am

The rise of Donald Trump in the US presidential race has had at least one very peculiar consequence: millions of…

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16 July 2016 9:00 am

I’ve never had the courage to ‘psyche’ at the bridge table, but I grudgingly admire those who do. Sally Brock…

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2 July 2016 9:00 am

Congratulations — yet again — to the England women’s bridge team, who last week won gold at the European championships…

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18 June 2016 9:00 am

Just take the money! That’s the philosophy of many rubber bridge players when it comes to bidding — or rather…

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4 June 2016 9:00 am

The Hubert Phillips Bowl is one of my favourite tournaments of the year: a friendly, knockout event with a rather…

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21 May 2016 9:00 am

Sometimes Janet teases me that this should be called the David Gold Column, as I mention his name so frequently.…

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7 May 2016 9:00 am

I’ve been practising bidding online with my friend Guy Hart in preparation for the Spring Fours in Stratford (we’ll know…

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23 April 2016 9:00 am

Bridge is such an unforgiving game; you can’t afford to take your eye off the ball for a single moment.…

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9 April 2016 9:00 am

Well done to Janet and her team for their victory at the London Easter Congress. My own team — David…