An Interesting Elimination From Pula

We were in Pula for 5 days with Renate Hansen. It was a great experience as always, and we played a nice hand in the mix tournament, which can be very interesting to analyze.…

The Technique Of The Master J.D.R. Collins

A friend of mine, and common partner of mine in the Cayne matches, David Carlisle sent me this story, from a friend, who is not with us anymore. So I am happy to introduce this hand with a special idea …

Lightner Double Of 3NT

The most famous variation of the Lightner double is the Lightner slam double suggesting a void, and with a few alterations it can be used effectively against game contracts like 3NT too. …

Half-Fork Convention To Artificial 2-suiter Overcalls

Half-fork Convention is invented to handle all strong,at least invitational raise hands with cuebid of their promised suit(s) to an artificial 2-suiter overcall, and giving competitve weak raise with simple raises. It works to Michaels, Gesthem, Unusual 2NT and other …

VS for the 4NT Quantitative

The 4NT quantitative slam invitation bid is something every bridge player uses, but it's important to clear up a few things about this convention. Usually when the 3NT would have been a natural sign-off, the 4NT is a natural, non-forcing …

Trump Echo Convention

The Trump Echo convention is a very useful way of guiding our partner in certain ruffing situations: when declarer starts drawing trumps and it is likely that the lead was made from a short suit: singleton or doubleton. It is …

A Double Squeeze In Practice

Although a double squeeze is an expert technique, it comes pretty often automatically, as it happened in this hand in a pairs tournament.…