Bridge

Bridge

9 November 2019 9:00 am

Erikas Vainikonis and his father Vytas are terrific bridge players and have supported the game very generously. Their brilliant new…

Bridge

2 November 2019 9:00 am

Peter Fredin may not be the best bridge player in the world, but he gets my vote for the most…

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26 October 2019 9:00 am

A couple of weeks ago two of the most prestigious events in the bridge nutter’s diary took place on the…

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19 October 2019 9:00 am

I’m just back from Beijing, where I’ve been playing in the Hua Yuan Cup, an invitational tournament for the eight…

Bridge

12 October 2019 9:00 am

After all the excitement of England making the playoffs in all four events at the World Championships in China, only…

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5 October 2019 9:00 am

The world bridge championships are finally over — and I don’t remember another where the England players gave us such…

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28 September 2019 9:00 am

The World Championships, held in Wuhan, China, came to the end of a gruelling eight days of qualification (eight teams…

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21 September 2019 9:00 am

The bridge world championships are underway in Wuhan in China, and I’m obsessively following the action online. Fortunately it’s taking…

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14 September 2019 9:00 am

Not many male bridge players over a certain age (ten) would call themselves feminists. I won’t repeat what the partner…

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7 September 2019 9:00 am

Benjaminised Acol, better known as ‘Benji Acol’ — and its variant ‘Reverse Benji’ — is one of the most commonly…

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31 August 2019 9:00 am

When did ‘literally’ become, literally, the most annoying word in the English language? Fairly recently I would guess, because ‘like’…

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24 August 2019 9:00 am

Terence Reese’s concentration at the bridge table was legendary. Most people know the story of how Boris Schapiro once wagered…

Bridge

10 August 2019 9:00 am

‘Table presence’ is a funny old expression. It sounds as though it refers to a player’s magnetic appeal or domineering…

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3 August 2019 9:00 am

TGR’s Bridge Club in Paddington is the daily home to those of us who want to play bridge but cannot…

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27 July 2019 9:00 am

Bridge isn’t a game you can get good at quickly. It takes years to reach a reasonable standard — far…

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20 July 2019 9:00 am

I have always thought the term ‘bridge holiday’ was an oxymoron. When I travel with my team to various events,…

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13 July 2019 9:00 am

All high-level bridge tournaments involve playing with screens placed diagonally across the table — and there are numerous rules to…

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6 July 2019 9:00 am

I know I’m not the strongest declarer in the world (or even at the table) but I didn’t realise my…

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29 June 2019 9:00 am

I’m just back from an exhilarating week in Istanbul, where I was lucky enough to be partnering Tom Paske in…

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22 June 2019 9:00 am

Here we go again. The ninth European Bridge Championships are upon us, this time taking place in Istanbul. Hundreds of…

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15 June 2019 9:00 am

Bridge is such a complex, multi-layered game that a single hand can be approached in myriad ways, depending on the…

Bridge

8 June 2019 8:00 am

Stefan Skorchev, young Bulgarian international, has given us another top tier annual pairs tournament to put in our diaries —…

Bridge

1 June 2019 9:00 am

I’ve recently been reading Daphne du Maurier’s novel Rebecca to my children, and while it’s every bit as enjoyable as…

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25 May 2019 9:00 am

Simon Gillis coined a term to describe his disappointment when he sits himself out to allow four of his professionals…

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18 May 2019 9:00 am

The Spring Fours in Stratford-upon-Avon — perhaps the most prestigious event in the English calendar — was as enjoyable as…