A Nice Defence Against A Low Level Contract

Sometimes the most interesting problems are very common in defence. What should we lead? How can we imagine the opener's hand without information from bidding? How should we control the defence?

We played a nice defence with Tom Szabo, where …

Take Care Of The Pence..

We took part some days ago in an ACBL BBO Tournament with Tom Szabo, a student of mine. We got this very interesting problem in a pairs tournament, where every point counts.

Leet's see, what had happened?…

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 …

Defensive Bidding Against Bergen and Jacoby Raise

It became very popular both the Bergen raises and the Jacoby game force raise via 2NT to 1 major openings. I suggest to play a strong defensive way against the "Weak Bergen" and against the "Strong Bergen" in vulnerable, and …

When Every Card Matters

Renate Hansen invited us to play with her in Albena, Bulgaria, one of the most beautiful holiday centers in the world at the Black Sea.

I played with Jordan Gatchev, a very smart and likeable bulgarian player, and the faith …

A Well Planned Defence With Feri Zöld

We played this hand with Feri Zöld, many times Hungarian Champion, my former regular partner, against Cayne and Garozzo in a BBO Star match. Although we did well in this hand and during the whole match, at the end they …

Killers Are Among Us!

This hand was played in a BBO Cayne star match. My partner was Kelvin NG from Singapore, West was Roland Rohowski, East was Matthias Felmy, both from Germany.…

A Squeeze In Defensive Line

To make a squeeze in offensive line, it is also beautiful. To make it in the defensive line, is the essence of this game. Let's see, how it happened in a BBO Cayne match:…

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 …