Bridge

Bridge

16 September 2017 9:00 am

This summer was the longest I have gone without playing bridge since I began about 20 years ago. Not one…

Bridge

9 September 2017 9:00 am

Aren’t the Irish supposed to be lucky? The Irish open team are having no luck at all at the moment.…

Bridge

2 September 2017 9:00 am

The 43rd World Bridge Championships held in Lyon has just ended after two intense weeks and hundreds of boards. The…

Bridge

26 August 2017 9:00 am

The ‘Lightner double’ is perfectly named: a bolt out of the blue which strikes fear into your heart. There you…

Bridge

19 August 2017 9:00 am

The first weekend of August saw two big pairs tournaments, one in Oslo and one in Eastbourne, with remarkable similarities:…

Bridge

12 August 2017 9:00 am

The Andrew Robson Bridge Club in Parsons Green deserves its huge success. The standard may not be as high as…

Bridge

5 August 2017 9:00 am

Thank heaven I am on holiday! For the past week I have been up until 4 a.m., glued to the…

Bridge

29 July 2017 9:00 am

This is a great time to be a bridge professional — not just for the world’s top players, who have…

Bridge

22 July 2017 9:00 am

The first week of July is heaven for those of us who don’t normally hear the words ‘bridge’ and ‘holiday’…

Bridge

15 July 2017 9:00 am

Here’s one of my favourite hands from the European Open Championships — although it caused David Gold to spend the…

Bridge

8 July 2017 9:00 am

The European Open Pairs, the final event in Montecatini, was a long and arduous five-day slog, three of those days…

Bridge

1 July 2017 9:00 am

I’ve just returned from two weeks playing in the European Open Championships in Montecatini in Italy, and I’m so whacked…

Bridge

24 June 2017 9:00 am

The past two weeks have seen hundreds of passionate bridge players head for Montecatini in Italy for the 8th European…

Bridge

17 June 2017 9:00 am

How is it possible to be assigned four ‘away’ matches on the trot? Strange, but that’s how it was for…

Bridge

10 June 2017 9:00 am

Every time I read Andrew Robson’s bridge column and he mentions that ‘a reader from wherever’ sent him an interesting…

Bridge

3 June 2017 9:00 am

It’s the funniest bridge story I’ve heard in ages. At the recent Lady Milne championship (the women’s Home Internationals), one…

The art of bollocking

27 May 2017 9:00 am

The last days of May see all the ongoing tournaments coming to an end: both TGR’s and Young Chelsea’s Super…

Bridge

20 May 2017 9:00 am

Long after my own team had been knocked out of this year’s Spring Fours in Stratford-on-Avon (the most prestigious and…

Bridge

13 May 2017 9:00 am

I realised long ago that I almost never play bridge with a partner worse than me. Occasionally, I cut a…

Bridge

6 May 2017 9:00 am

Janet likes to tease me that whenever it’s my turn to write this column, it ought to be renamed The…

Bridge

29 April 2017 9:00 am

Last week we played round four of the Gold Cup. I had eagerly looked at the email to see who…

Bridge

22 April 2017 9:00 am

Not many people can say they’ve partnered David Gold and been the better player — but I’m one of them.…

Bridge

15 April 2017 8:00 am

Bridge 24 was set up seven years ago by four Polish internationals who wanted to bring the glory days of…

Bridge

8 April 2017 9:00 am

We all know how important it is to stop and think when defending a hand. There’s just one problem with…

Bridge

1 April 2017 9:00 am

‘Ducking is for experts. Don’t try it.’ So says my partner Artur Malinowski every time I duck a trick in…