Bridge

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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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7 January 2017 9:00 am

Simon Gillis’s team has had a very successful year. They won the Gold Cup (for the second time), they joined…

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31 December 2016 9:00 am

There are an awful lot of bridge babies in the world — that is, babies born to mothers so addicted…

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10 December 2016 9:00 am

Simon Cochemé, whose witty column appears monthly in English Bridge magazine, celebrated his 70th birthday with a knees-up and duplicate…

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3 December 2016 9:00 am

It was the best hand I’d had all year — and what’s more, I picked it up while playing rubber…

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26 November 2016 9:00 am

When I first started playing bridge, in the late Nineties, the Young Chelsea marathon was a continuous 24-hour tournament and…

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19 November 2016 9:00 am

Have you ever felt that none of your partners are on the same wavelength as you? Despite regularly partnering the…

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12 November 2016 9:00 am

The last three weekends have not been relaxing for those of us playing the Premier League, with all its attendant…

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5 November 2016 9:00 am

My ten-year-old football-loving son thought I was making some silly joke when I told him last weekend that I was…

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29 October 2016 9:00 am

The Gold Cup Finals were played in London this year and proved to be very exciting but ultimately unsuccessful for…

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22 October 2016 9:00 am

I felt like an absolute hypocrite the other week. Sally Brock’s team had just beaten Alexander Allfrey’s in the semi-finals…

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15 October 2016 9:00 am

The Hubert Phillips is one of the EBU’s quirkier knockout tournaments. Firstly every team must contain (and play) at least…

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8 October 2016 9:00 am

It often strikes me that learning to bid is just like mastering a language. As you take on new conventions…

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1 October 2016 9:00 am

TGR’s rubber bridge club is a bit like the set of your favourite soap. You have the regulars, of varying…