Bridge

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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…

Bridge

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…

Bridge

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…

Bridge

11 May 2019 9:00 am

Imagine you are on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. You have just won £500,000 and cannot go home with…

Bridge

4 May 2019 9:00 am

‘You know what people say about you?’ Zia Mahmood told me the other day. ‘You play really well but then…

Bridge

27 April 2019 9:00 am

Jonathan Harris is a man of principle. He and his wife Jenny had each entered a team for the Venice…

Bridge

20 April 2019 9:00 am

You’re probably familiar with the old bridge adage: ‘Never put down an 8-card suit in dummy’. If you’re lucky enough…

Bridge

13 April 2019 9:00 am

When did International Women’s Day become an official fixture? I have never been aware of it before this year and…

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6 April 2019 9:00 am

Each March, a roll call of bridge superstars come to compete in the Vanderbilt Knockout Teams, one of America’s most…

Bridge

30 March 2019 9:00 am

Susanna and I don’t play on the same team very often, but once a year Fiona Hutchison puts together a…

Bridge

23 March 2019 9:00 am

It’s exceptionally rare to pick up an 11-card suit. You might think it would happen at least once in a…

Bridge

14 March 2019 9:00 am

James Vogl excelled at poker and backgammon and thought, like many of us, that when he took up bridge about…

Susanna Gross

9 March 2019 9:00 am

Geir Helgemo is the most revered bridge player in the world — and that isn’t about to change just because…

Bridge

2 March 2019 9:00 am

The winter ‘season’ of terrific bridge competitions came to a close last weekend with the Lederer Trophy held at the…

Bridge

23 February 2019 9:00 am

Is it my imagination, or are we bridge players far more aggressive than we were a decade ago? I don’t…

Bridge

16 February 2019 9:00 am

Two of the best (and most enjoyable) Pairs and Teams tournaments of the year have just finished, and I miss…

Bridge

9 February 2019 9:00 am

It can be hard to explain to people who don’t play bridge why it’s quite such a beautiful game. And…

Bridge

2 February 2019 9:00 am

The Norwegian Bridge Press Association’s annual prize for the best-played hand was a particularly hard-fought contest in 2018. Boye Brogeland…

Bridge

26 January 2019 9:00 am

Zia Mahmood is as famous today as when I first met him 20 years ago. Not only is he still…

Bridge

19 January 2019 9:00 am

2018 ended on a very sweet note for my team. We played the London Year End one-day teams tournament —…

Bridge

12 January 2019 9:00 am

For those of us who play rubber bridge at TGR’s, the New Year began with the very sad news that…

Bridge

5 January 2019 9:00 am

HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!   I have made a resolution to make some bridge resolutions. Here they are:   1.…

Bridge

15 December 2018 9:00 am

The other day, I opened a Christmas card showing Santa carrying a sack full of presents, and was immediately reminded…

Bridge

8 December 2018 9:00 am

This is my last column before Christmas (I know… I’ll miss you too) and as 2018 rolls to an end…