Bridge

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 —…

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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…

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5 January 2019 9:00 am

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

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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…

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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…

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1 December 2018 9:00 am

It’s been six months since the legendary Martin Hoffman died, but I’m still not sure if I’ve quite registered the…

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24 November 2018 9:00 am

DO NOT DOUBLE PARTSCORES WHEN PLAYING TEAMS. Here is Geir Helgemo somehow fooling his expert opponents into defending like total…

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17 November 2018 9:00 am

It’s no surprise that so many bridge players are computer programmers or systems analysts; it’s an ideal game for those…

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10 November 2018 9:00 am

This autumn has been the busiest (bridge-wise) I can remember. It started with the Crockfords final at the beginning of…

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3 November 2018 9:00 am

For most bridge players, defence is the hardest part of the game. Not only do you need to visualise declarer’s…

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27 October 2018 9:00 am

Vytas and Erikas Vainikonis, father and son bridge enthusiasts, are the generous hosts of one of the best five days…

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20 October 2018 9:00 am

I’ve just come back from ten days in Orlando, but don’t ask me what it’s like — I haven’t a…

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13 October 2018 9:00 am

Good news for bridge if the Open World Championships in Orlando are anything to go by. Far from dying, it…

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6 October 2018 9:00 am

I’ve just arrived in Orlando, where the 15th World Bridge Series is taking place. I’m here for the second event…

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22 September 2018 9:00 am

Around this time each September, I get to say, ‘I’m off to Tangier for a few days to play high-stakes…

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15 September 2018 9:00 am

I think my regular reader(s) would agree that I have been rather low-key about my bridge abilities of late. Defence…

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8 September 2018 9:00 am

Anyone who doubts that bridge keeps your brain sharp in old age should have a game with Bernard Teltcher. Bernard…

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1 September 2018 9:00 am

All the best players today are technically excellent in card play. They know all the odds and end plays to…

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25 August 2018 9:00 am

Long-married couples are notoriously intolerant of one another at the bridge table. It’s as if all their pent-up irritation comes…

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18 August 2018 9:00 am

When I was first married, there were no satnavs to hold our hands; we relied on maps (if there was…

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11 August 2018 9:00 am

Over the many years I’ve been playing competitive bridge, I’ve managed to cobble together a system-file which now runs to…