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Roy Hughes
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Nov. 7, 2010
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The Hand That Made 8!D Illegal
Terence Reese reportedly bid 1NT at favorable over, I think, a strong 1C. The opponents doubled, waiting for him to run, but he played it there. Down 7 was -1300, a pickup. I always thought the earlier scoring system was more interesting. Meckstroth took a huge chance bidding 7S on ...
Roland Wald R.I.P.
Thank you, Roland, for bringing the pleasures of our game to so many people, and for being such a delight to work with.
Reviving old questions.
I agree with David Caprera, but might avoid splintering on a singleton ace if I'm concerned that it might be a good fit opposite something like KQxx (where some other suit is empty, like Axx opposite xxx, and can use the pitches). Also, it's sometimes o.k. to ...
Thanks, Fred Gitelman
Thank you, Fred & Sheri, for your efforts have made so many lives richer. Good luck in whatever you do.
Anders Wirgren has passed away
I am saddened by this news. Anders and I corresponded a number of times on bridge and other matters. He was a terrific analyst. Shortly after the publication of my book 'Card by Card', on which I had worked diligently and with which I was quite pleased, I got a ...
The Best Bridge Writer
1. Reese. 2. Kelsey. But I keep reading about the monks ...
Diving Duck Blues Played with Finesse
This is a fascinating deal. I think I prefer to cross to dummy in clubs to play a spade to the king. If it loses my main hope is 1S+4H+2D+5C. If it wins, I take the cJ. Now if clubs behave, I throw the spades away on ...
Indulgent
Thanks for another great article, Sartaj. I like the club plays, but for me clubs would have been 6-1 ...
The Fantunes bidding system
Thank you, Bill, for an informative and well reasoned post. I enjoyed reading your book; the Fantunes system always struck me as something genuinely new in a world of imitative bidding systems. My intuitive assessment, and I have not played the system, has always been that the two-level bids had ...
Transfer Advances of Overcalls
I wrote about transfer advances in "The Contested Auction", part of a look at competitive transfers in general and how well they work at various levels. I highly recommend Rubens' original articles in the Bridge World.
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