Bridge

Bridge

26 January 2013 9:00 am

It took more than total white-out and Heathrow closing its doors to deter 200 avid bridge players from making their…

Bridge

19 January 2013 9:00 am

I’m writing this on Monday morning and wow, what a weekend that was. The great and the good of the…

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12 January 2013 9:00 am

Here is my eagerly awaited New Year’s List of the most infuriating things partner can do: 1. Bid ridiculously to…

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5 January 2013 9:00 am

It’s hard to explain to non-bridge players how much the game means to some of us. It’s not just a…

Bridge

29 December 2012 9:00 am

Up to Solihull again (I might as well move there) to play the Gold Cup finals. We sailed through the…

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15 December 2012 9:00 am

At a dinner party recently, I was asked whether men and women are equally good at bridge. Not at the…

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8 December 2012 9:00 am

A few years ago I used to play Rubber Bridge from time to time with an elderly gentleman called Leo…

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1 December 2012 9:00 am

Ever heard of the ‘gum-wrapper coup’? My guess is not — as far as I’m aware, only one person has…

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24 November 2012 9:00 am

Since the beginning of September I don’t think there has been a single weekend when my team was not away…

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17 November 2012 9:00 am

Time and again in bridge, when tackling problematic contracts, I miss simple solutions which, it turns out, were staring me…

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10 November 2012 9:00 am

OK, Guv. It’s a fair cop. I admit it. I’ve been feeling a squidgen smug of late. I’ve been playing…

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3 November 2012 9:00 am

In this country, Andrew Robson and bridge are practically synonymous: he’s the best known, and probably the best, player we…

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27 October 2012 9:00 am

Somerset Maugham famously called Monte Carlo ‘a sunny place for shady people’. Today über sponsor Pierre Zimmermann has rather unexpectedly…

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20 October 2012 9:00 am

I’ve just come back from Tessa and Stuart Wheeler’s stunning house, Dar Sinclair, in Tangier. It’s a lovely time of…

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13 October 2012 9:00 am

Of all the competitions and tournaments available in this country, the one that somehow means the most is the Gold…

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6 October 2012 9:00 am

The sad truth is, the length of time you’ve been playing bridge is no indication of how good you are.…

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29 September 2012 9:00 am

I read recently that bridge today is 70 per cent bidding, 20 per cent defence and 10 per cent play,…

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22 September 2012 9:00 am

You’ve won a national championship by the narrowest of margins. You’re too elated to sleep: you’re going over the hands…

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15 September 2012 9:00 am

A friend told me (no, honestly — it was a friend) that she had had a dream from which she…

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8 September 2012 8:00 am

Here’s a bridge tip you won’t read about in any book — one which the world-class pro Gunnar Hallberg gave…

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1 September 2012 8:00 am

Two weeks of watching the 2nd World Mind Sports have come to an end and I feel rather like I…

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25 August 2012 6:00 am

The Olympics may be over — but is another gold medal in the pipeline for Team GB? At the time…

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18 August 2012 6:00 am

Here I sit, in hot, sunny, glorious France, pretending to be on holiday but feigning lots of headaches so I…

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11 August 2012 6:00 am

Some players might feel a little inhibited to find themselves defending a contract against the great Michael Rosenberg, known throughout…

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4 August 2012 6:00 am

No one could have been more of an Olympic moaner than me. The past two-year countdown has left me seething…