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Dec. 24, 2016
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Venice Bridge Tournament. Harris Pairs Withdraw.
Well done Jonathan and Jenny. Lots of people talk, including on this site, about taking action but then duck out of actually following through.
Do You Have Any Fun/Funny Lesson Hands for Intermediates?
Try any of the hands from "Hocus Pocus" by Erwin Brecher or his collaborations with similar titles with Danny Roth and Julian Pottage. If you put the title into a search engine, you will get the front cover of each of the three books, all of which contain fun hands.
10 card Solid or almost solid suits.
I cannot remember ever having a 10-card suit myself but I do recall as a teenager, over 40 years ago, kibitzing Joe Amsbury and Tony Sowter at a Pairs event at the Europa Hotel in London when, towards the end of the session, Amsbury was dealt: AQJ10xxxxxx QJ10 --- --- ...
Post 18. Mr. Harold Thorne and his “Bridge In 20 Minutes” little book. Monday 3rd September.
The 2nd Edition of 1935 was also entitled 'Thorne's Complete Contract Bridge'. In the preface, Thorne says "Contract Bridge is now being played in every part of the globe. Many systems of bidding are being used. In consequence, there is great need of an "OMNIBUS" (his capitals), not only ...
How I lost 31 IMPs in one hand
@John Portwood I think the hand you are referring to comes from 1982. In Flint and Rimington's book of the Grand Slam TV series (first broadcast in 1983), the authors quote Matthew Granovetter saying with regard to Board 39 "I remember a hand last year where the girls got ...
Selection Problems
I know very little about what happened other than the content in this thread but would it not be better if in future people who are on the selection committee and their immediate family members were barred from seeking selection? I am not for one second suggesting any impropriety in ...
2NT artificial and forcing over opener's same suit rebid
Ian, Try asking David Gold. He wrote a piece for the EBU magazine some time ago on using 2NT as forcing.
Comments on the CAS Report
I see CAS has distinguished itself again by overturning the suspensions of 28 Russian Winter Olympics athletes for doping and partially upholding 11 other appeals. A British member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and former skeleton athlete, Adam Pengilly, was quoted on the BBC today as saying "it is ...
This was annoying
Am I missing something? Why didn't North open 1? The diagram says North dealt. @Steve Moese; Pavlicek does say the data is limited
What do you play against multi 2!D?
Selena There were lots of interesting suggestions on how to defend against a multi on this thread (in response to a hand I posted):
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