Bridge

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…

Bridge

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…

Bridge

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…

Bridge

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…

Bridge

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…

Bridge

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…

Bridge

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…

Bridge

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…

Bridge

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…

Bridge

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…

Bridge

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…

Bridge

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…

Bridge

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…

Bridge

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…