The Magic of MatchPoints – a Trump Control Defence

While playing MP a lot is riding on overtricks - taking one more trick than the average has a nice effect on your scorecard. While people tend to concentrate on their declarer play, there is just as much to gain …

A Special Elimination Play Situation

There are standard elimination situations, where the declarer has an exit, and defenders have to play the suit, where the declarer needs help.

This hand is a little bit different. Let's see, what had happened?…

A Little Bit Of Help

It happens often, that you have to guess, which opponent has a Queen to finesse it. More rarely it happens, that you can play a ruffing finesse or a finesse agains a King. But playing finesse  against a King without …

Elimination Play From The Marathon Tournament

It happens, sometimes, that we all make the mistake of bidding very aggressive game contracts in pairs tournaments, alhough it has a large negative expected value (EV). Also in the following hand, making the 4 contract was 90% score, …

A Squeeze On The Defensive Line

It is always great feeling to make a succesful squeeze. To make it in the defensive line, it comes very rarely, and funny way most of the times against a 1 NT contract. Just like it happened some days ago. …

A Classic 4 Heart Contract With 4-3 Fit

Spending a lot of time with different (not too serious) health problems, I had to keep pause writing bridge articles. Now I am back, and I played some interesting hands, that are worth to analize. One of the most interestings …

VS How Should We Show Extra + Fit To A Jacoby Transfer

The old fashion players are normally showing 3 trumps with supermaximum, using 2NT rebid as opener to a Jacoby transfer, and they bid their useful doubleton if they have 4 trumps with supermaximum.

Their jump exception showes 4 card fit …