Bridge

Bridge

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…

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24 September 2016 9:00 am

I’ve been in a bridge bubble in Wroclaw for the past two weeks, playing in the World Bridge Games. I…

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17 September 2016 9:00 am

The 15th World Bridge Games (formerly known as the Olympiad) began on 3 September in Wroclaw, and is providing more…

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10 September 2016 9:00 am

There are three reasons why I never make ‘psychic’ bids. First, because I’m a wimp. Second, because I often play…

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3 September 2016 9:00 am

By the time you read this, I will have (hopefully) played my first hand of bridge in five weeks. No…

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27 August 2016 9:00 am

There’s been a fair amount of moaning about the English Bridge Union’s decision to move the week-long ‘Summer Meeting’ —…

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20 August 2016 9:00 am

Bridge players love going on about system. Some want every bid to have a conventional meaning and some want to…

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13 August 2016 9:00 am

Here’s a bridge tip you won’t find in a book — one which the wonderful Gunnar Hallberg gave me. You’re…

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6 August 2016 9:00 am

Martin Hoffman is a hero. Now in his eighties, he can still analyse a hand faster than most people can…

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30 July 2016 9:00 am

The rise of Donald Trump in the US presidential race has had at least one very peculiar consequence: millions of…

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23 July 2016 9:00 am

Summer finally appeared like magic on Saturday, 16 July. Did I fire up the barbie? Did I relax with a…

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16 July 2016 9:00 am

I’ve never had the courage to ‘psyche’ at the bridge table, but I grudgingly admire those who do. Sally Brock…

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9 July 2016 9:00 am

The magnificent English Ladies have won another gold medal at the Europeans in Budapest. They have won medals in the…

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2 July 2016 9:00 am

Congratulations — yet again — to the England women’s bridge team, who last week won gold at the European championships…

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25 June 2016 8:00 am

The 53rd European Teams Championship started last week in Budapest, 37 countries competing in an 11-day complete round robin. The…

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18 June 2016 9:00 am

Just take the money! That’s the philosophy of many rubber bridge players when it comes to bidding — or rather…

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11 June 2016 9:00 am

Many top-class bridge players enjoy flirting with poker, making it their bit on the side. I can certainly see the…

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4 June 2016 9:00 am

The Hubert Phillips Bowl is one of my favourite tournaments of the year: a friendly, knockout event with a rather…

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28 May 2016 9:00 am

If you live in (or anywhere near) London, and you enjoy a good teams tournament, you could do no better…

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21 May 2016 9:00 am

Sometimes Janet teases me that this should be called the David Gold Column, as I mention his name so frequently.…