Bridge

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…

Bridge

25 March 2017 9:00 am

Everyone knows him, but hardly anyone can pronounce his name — which is why Jacek Pszczola is universally called Pepsi.…

Bridge

18 March 2017 9:00 am

Tournament bridge players do not expect, or get, much in the way of luxury. I have played in some of…

Bridge

11 March 2017 9:00 am

There are plenty of bridge professionals who believe in flattering lesser players (whether they’re clients, friends or spouses) by exaggerating…

Bridge

4 March 2017 9:00 am

February is probably the most exciting and glamorous month in the bridge calendar. A couple of weeks ago, über-sponsor Pierre…

Bridge

25 February 2017 9:00 am

If there’s one tournament I’d really like to play in, it’s the Cavendish in Monaco, the largest money bridge tournament…

Bridge

18 February 2017 9:00 am

What can be more regrettable than picking up a huge hand and landing in the wrong contract?   It happened…

Bridge

11 February 2017 9:00 am

It’s so hard not to whinge when you’ve had bad luck at bridge — it’s just one of those things…

Bridge

4 February 2017 9:00 am

Not surprisingly, Reykjavik has become a tourist destination again. Delicious restaurants, all those geysers and, if you’re lucky, the Northern…

Bridge

28 January 2017 9:00 am

You can always tell a beginner, or a poor player, at the bridge table — they’re the ones who start…

Bridge

21 January 2017 9:00 am

The Friday night IMPs game at the Young Chelsea is still the best game around. Some of yesterday’s internationals may…

Bridge

14 January 2017 9:00 am

There’s a bit of a ruckus going on in the bridge world at the moment; a lot of people are…