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Title:2012 Spingold Round of 16
Author:Ben Dickens
Summary:Here is an exciting hand from the round of 16. See how you do. The hand was rotated so declarer is South.
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Title:Avoid Simple Mistakes #5
Author:Ben Dickens
Summary:Avoid simple mistakes will be a series of hands meant for Beginner up to Intermediate level. While it is true some advanced players will play too quickly and make the mistakes highlighted in this series to be avoided, advanced player will not find these hands challenging.

This hand presents a simple position with only one major decision to make.
Updated:2016-09-26
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Title:Avoid Simple Mistakes #6
Author:Ben Dickens
Summary:A simple hand where there are 100 points in quizes related to a single hand where the best line has to be picked. This would not be challenging for an advanced player. Saying that, this one is just slightly more complicated than the first five hands in this series.
Updated:2017-04-11
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Title:Avoid Simple Mistakes -- Hand Four
Author:Ben Dickens
Summary:Another hand in the series of simple mistakes to avoid. Again this is primarily a movie for beginners and intermediate players. The hand contains a single simple theme hand with just one major decision to make.
Updated:2016-01-24
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Title:Avoid Simple Mistakes -- Hand One
Author:Ben Dickens
Summary:Avoid simple mistakes will be a series of hands meant for Beginner up to Intermediate level. While it is true some advanced players will play too quickly and make the mistakes highlighted in this series to be avoided, advanced player will not find these hands challenging.

This hand presents a simple position with only one major decision to make.
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Title:Avoid Simple Mistakes -- Hand Two
Author:Ben Dickens
Summary:A single themed hand that requires seeing the problem to the hand at trick one, and playing to take advantage of important clues from the bidding.
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Title:Avoiding Simple Mistakes #3
Author:Ben Dickens
Summary:This is the third movie in the series Avoiding simple mistakes that is meant for Beginner up to Intermediate level players. While it is true some advanced players will play too quickly and perhaps occassionally make one of the mistakes highlighted in this series to be avoided, advanced player will not find these hands challenging.

This hand presents a simple position with only one or maybe two decision to make.
Updated:2016-01-20
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Title:Example Discovery Play
Author:Ben Dickens
Summary:A single hand played in slam.

This movie has voice commentary, in English. To follow along, make sure your sound is turned on, sit back and the movie will advance at the end of each frame automatically. Except for frames with questions, where you will need to follow the instructions on the screen.

The play in this hand deals with a discover play and hand counting, and is a subject suitable for intermediate players.
Updated:2012-11-26
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Title:Identifying Squeezes, Lesson 1, Part B
Author:Ben Dickens
Summary:This is the second part of the first lesson on identifying squeezes. It contains Quiz hands 1-5 to practice material coveredin part 1A.

NOTE: Parts B and C contain QUIZ hands to test material presented in this movie. You can also try out Lorne Russells electronic version of Clyde Love's classic Bridge Squeeze complete at the following web address. www.bridgesqueezescomplete.com


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Updated:2016-01-30
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Title:Identifying Squeezes, Lesson 2, Part B
Author:Ben Dickens
Summary:This Movie is the second half of the Lesson 2 of the Identifying squeezes, dealing with defects in "entry conditions" for simple squeezes. It contains Quiz Hands 3 to 10 dealing primarily with guard squeezes, entry-shifting squeezes and a clash squeeze.

The assumption is the viewer will be familiar with the material in Lesson 1 part A, and Lesson 2 part A.

If these first two movies seem to be useful to BBO users, the other movies in this series split into shorter versions similar to Lesson 1, parts A, B, C and Lesson 2 parts A and B will be publically posted. :

Other Identifying Squeeze Lesson topics are:
Lesson 3 When "Both is Defective:
Lesson 4 when "More on Both is Defective"
Lesson 5 when "Loser" is defective
Lesson 6 when "Upper" is defective and multiple defects
Lesson 7 more on entry defects (blocked entry conditions)

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Title:Identifying Squeezes: Lesson 1, part A
Author:Ben Dickens
Summary:The lesson begins by Illustrating the meaning of the acronym BLUE as it relates to squeezes using a series of simple finesse positions for illustrations. Then it uses these positions to highlight the "defect" approach used to help classify squeezes throughout this and other squeeze lessons.

NOTE: Parts B and C contain QUIZ hands to test material presented in this movie. You can also try out Lorne Russell's electronic version of Clyde Love's classic Bridge Squeeze complete at the following web address. www.bridgesqueezescomplete.com

Following that introduction,it identifies the "Basic Squeeze Ending", which is the easiest and most common of the four types of "simple squeezes". The Basic Squeeze ending, is one of two forms of simple squeezes often referred to as "automatic squeezes". Then it illustrates how changing the location of the entry between the two hands distinquishes between these two automoatic squeezes, and how such changing entry conditions give rise to the two other simple squeezes: The Vienna Coup, the "criss-cross squeeze", the (simple) trump squeeze, and the positional simple squeeze.

This fiile will contain a mixture of content with voice commentary and without. Those pages without voice commentary are meant to be studied. When you are happy with your analysis on the soundless pages, press the play button (the one to the right of the pause button) to move to the next content.

For best viewing results, switch your browser to view full screen (the F11 function key on many windows based devices).

Materialis expansion and improvement on old blog of miine that covers the same topics,see http://squeeze-analysis.blogspot.com/

Submit typo's, corrections or comments to: inquiry@bridgebase.com
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Title:Identifying Squeezes: Lesson 2, part A: Entry Defects
Author:Ben Dickens
Summary:This Lesson is divided into two parts. This part describes the methods to covers squeeze positions where the hand opposite the squeeze card lacks an entry in EITHER THREAT suit, or there is no secondary entry when one is needed to the hand with the squeeze card.. The remedies for this defect covered in this chapter are:
Guard Squeezes,
Entry-Shifting Trump Squeeze,
Clash Squeeze, and
Trump Clash Squeeze.

The assumption is that the reader is familiar with the material covered the Lesson 1 on Simple squeezes.

These lessons are best viewed in full screen mode.

NOTE: Parts B and C contain QUIZ hands to test material presented in this movie. You can also try out Lorne Russells electronic version of Clyde Love's classic Bridge Squeeze complete at the following web address. www.bridgesqueezescomplete.com

Post corrections or suggestions on BBO Forum at the link below, or email directly to inquiry@bridgebase.com
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Title:Introducing Ofidp, the worlds greatest bridge player
Author:Ben Dickens
Summary:This is a bridge article about an interesting deal as bid and played by the self-professed "Obviously Finest Individual Duplicate Player" (or Ofipd) in the world. Any similarity between Ofipd and other bridge players is purely coincidental.

Disclaimer: This is a fictional story and uses fictional characters, Any similarities between the players in this story and real people, either living or dead, is purely coincidental.
Updated:2015-12-25
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Title:Ofidp and Inverted Flannery
Author:Ben Dickens
Summary:Third in a series of articles about the "worlds best bridge players (self-professed)" and the abuse of a bridge convention. As always, the hand is real (played on BBO in a real match with over 100 kibitzers), the bidding and the story behind the hand is an entire work of fiction. There is no player on BBO named Ofipd, although there are dozens there from whom the personality of this hypothetical player could have been drawn. Any similarity to any single player, real or fictional is purely a coincidence.
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Title:Ofipd's unique preempt style
Author:Ben Dickens
Summary:Second adventure of Ofipd, the self-professed world's greatest bridgeplayer. In this hand, he explains the sound logic (?) for his bidding to laydown grand slam, as well as his logic for his play. Normally he charges a large fee for his lesson, but you get to read this and his thoughts for free here.

Ofidp is a fictional character and any similarity between Ofipd and other bridge players real or imaginary is purely coincidental....
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Title:Vulnerable stopper endplays
Author:Ben Dickens
Summary:This document contains a short review of basic elimination endplays followed by 12 hands where you need to find an endplay and two hands where you must defend to prevent an endplay.

The hands are accompanied by quizzes with a possible 200 points. Learn about elimination endplays and then test how much you absorbed!
Updated:2012-11-26
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Title:Tutorial: Creating BBO Bridge Movies
Author:Ben Dickens with assistance from Fred Gitelman
Summary:This tutorial is designed to demonstrate how the BBO's Movie Authoring software is used to create interactive bridge movies.

Highly recommended for all who are new to this software. Some useful tips are included to help improve your movie product.
Updated:2012-12-07
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Title:A declarer play challenge from the 2010 World Championships
Author:Fred Gitelman
Summary:This deal was played in the last segment of the finals of the 2010 Rosenblum Cup. While the overall theme of this deal is quite advanced, I have tried to include instructional points for players of all levels in this presentation.
Updated:2012-08-23
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Title:Deal of the week #1 - Safety play technique
Author:Fred Gitelman
Summary:The very first Deal of the Week published on Fred & Sheri's site on September 16th, 1996

This week's deal comes from Bridge Master, an educational software product developed by Bridge Base Inc.
Updated:2012-08-24
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Title:Deal of the Week #159 - A declarer play problem from George Mittelman
Author:Fred Gitelman
Summary:This week's deal is a declarer play problem that was shown to us by Toronto's George Mittelman. The deal is based on one that took place in a World Championship a long time ago (in a galaxy far far away).

This deal was published on September 27, 1999
Updated:2012-08-31
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Title:Deal of the Week #160 - Sabine Auken's declarer play technique and card-reading skills
Author:Fred Gitelman
Summary:This week's deal took place in the 1999 IOC Grand Prix and features Sabine Auken as declarer. Sabine's careful technique and accurate card-reading enabled her to make a 3NT contract in which most of the field went down.

This deal was published on October 4, 1999.
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Title:Deal of the Week #161 - An unusual declarer play problem
Author:Fred Gitelman
Summary:This week's deal is an unusual declarer play problem that was shown to us by Ben Zeidenberg. It was shown to him by Steve Mackay. We don't know where Steve saw it.

This deal was published on October 11, 1999
Updated:2012-08-30
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Title:Deal of the Week #162 - Three deals from the 1999 China Cup
Author:Fred Gitelman
Summary:This week we are presenting three of our favorite deals from the 1999 China Cup International Bridge Championship in Shenzhen, China.

This deal was published on October 18, 1999
Updated:2012-08-31
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Title:Deal of the Week #163 - A deal played by Hong Kong's Sam Wan
Author:Fred Gitelman
Summary:A deal played by Hong Kong's Sam Wan.

This deal was published on October 25, 1999
Updated:2012-08-30
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Title:Deal of the Week #164 - A deal from a practice match at the home of Francesco Angelini in Rome
Author:Fred Gitelman
Summary:This week's deal is based on a real one, but unfortunately your author did not find the correct line of play at the table. The deal was played during a practice match at the home of Francesco Angelini in Rome.

This deal was published on November 1st, 1999.
Updated:2012-08-30
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Title:Deal of the Week #165 - A declarer play problem
Author:Fred Gitelman
Summary:This week's deal is a declarer play problem.

This deal was published on November 8, 1999.
Updated:2012-08-30
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Title:Deal of the Week #200 - Declarer play technique
Author:Fred Gitelman
Summary:This being the 200th Deal of the Week made us feel a little nostalgic so we decided to go back all the way to the birth of contract bridge for this week's deal.

This deal was played by Harold S. Vanderbilt who defined the rules and scoring of contract bridge in 1925. Vanderbilt was also one of the best bridge players in the world for many years.

This deal was published on July 10, 2000.
Updated:2012-08-24
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Title:Deal of the Week #203 - Bidding ideas to improve 2/1 Game Force.
Author:Fred Gitelman
Summary:This is an unusual Deal of the Week because it does not contain a deal. This week we will be presenting some bidding ideas that we hope you will find interesting. These methods could be added to just about any natural system, but they were designed with 2/1 Game Force in mind. Variations of the methods presented here have been used successfully by BBO President Fred Gitelman in his partnerships with Brad Moss, George Mittelman, and Sheri Winestock.

This deal was published on July 31, 2000.
Updated:2012-08-24
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Title:Deal of the Week #215 - A brilliant double dummy problem.
Author:Fred Gitelman
Summary:This week's deal is a double dummy problem. We would like to tell you who composed this problem, but we don't know. As you will see shortly, the composer must have been a brilliant analyst. If you have seen this problem before and know who created it, please let us know so that we can give credit where credit is due!

This deal was published on October 23, 2000.
Updated:2012-08-24
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Title:Deal of the Week #225 - A convention inspired by Eric Rodwell.
Author:Fred Gitelman
Summary:This week's deal is not a deal at all. Instead, we have decided to do something for the poor bidders out there who have to suffer through card play problems in roughly 95% of our weekly deals.

This week we are presenting a previously unpublished convention that was developed by Bridge Base Inc. President Fred Gitelman, based on an idea he learned from Eric Rodwell.

This deal was published on January 1st, 2001.
Updated:2012-08-24
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Title:Deal of the Week #368 - A deal played by Krzysztof Jassem
Author:Fred Gitelman
Summary:This week's deal was played by Krzysztof Jassem in a tournament to select the Polish team for the Bermuda Bowl World Champions in Monte Carlo. Jassem was playing with Piotr Gawrys when this week's deal was played.

I would like to thank Marek Wójcicki for bringing this deal to my attention.

This deal was published on September 29, 2003.
Updated:2012-08-30
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Title:Deal of the Week #375 - This deal won the IBPA award for Best Defense of the Year in 2003
Author:Fred Gitelman
Summary:This deal won the International Bridge Press Association's 2003 award for Best Defense of the Year.

Larry Cohen and Alan Truscott won this award for their writeup of a sensational defense by American star Eric Greco.

This deal was published on November 17, 2003.
Updated:2012-08-30
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Title:Deal of the Week #384 - Waking up in a cold sweat
Author:Fred Gitelman
Summary:Dave Didur, a long time reader of The Deal of the Week, recently woke up in a cold sweat in the middle of the night, realizing that he *could* have made a difficult contract. I bet you all had that happening to you.... He was kind enough to share with me the deal that interrupted his sleep. It is presented as a play problem (that *should* be solved) in this week's deal.

This deal was published on January 19, 2004.
Updated:2012-08-30
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Title:Deal of the Week #393 - Fred Gitelman's final Deal of the Week
Author:Fred Gitelman
Summary:This week's deal is presented as a 3-part problem. Parts 1 and 2 are not very difficult, but part 3 is really something. In fact, I would say it is the nicest problem I have seen in years. Enjoy!

This deal was published on March 22, 2004.
Updated:2012-10-04
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Title:Expert Errors
Author:Fred Gitelman
Summary:Most bridge articles are about brilliant bids or plays by brilliant players. Believe it or not, these brilliant players also make their fair share of terrible bids and plays.

This article presents three bridge problems, one each concerning bidding, play and defense. These problems all come from the 1992 Fall Nationals in Orlando. In each case a famous player made a horrible error. I will try to analyze how such good players can play so badly.
Updated:2012-08-24
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Title:Introduction to 2 over 1 Game Force
Author:Fred Gitelman
Summary:This lecture is an introduction to 2/1.
Updated:2012-08-24
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Title:Deja vu
Author:Larry Cohen
Summary:An in-depth look at an amazing coincidence of two very similar hands, and how complicated playing A-low opposite QT-fourth in dummy can be.
Updated:2013-01-04
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Title:The Law of Total Tricks
Author:Larry Cohen
Summary:This is a brief introduction to LOTT ( "Law of Total Tricks"). After going through the material, test your understanding by participating in a 20 question quiz. See how close you come to a perfect score of 100 points.
Updated:2013-01-04
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Title:Thinking with Mike
Author:Mike Lawrence
Summary:Step-by-step analysis of a defensive hand where Mike Lawrence discusses issues you should think about as a defender.
Updated:2013-01-04
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Title:Thinking with Mike - II
Author:Mike Lawrence
Summary:You are challenged at trick one to determine the location of all the hidden high card points. There is a quiz with a total correct score of 10 points, see how well you can do.
Updated:2013-01-04
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Title:April Deals #1
Author:Ozdil-Katz Bridge School
Summary:Trump control

Visit www.ozdilkatzbridge.com for lessons, online training sessions, practice hands - any level with Melih Ozdil and Ralph Katz.
Updated:2013-04-29
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Title:April Deals #2
Author:Ozdil-Katz Bridge School
Summary:Trump management

Visit www.ozdilkatzbridge.com for lessons, online training sessions, practice hands - any level with Melih Ozdil and Ralph Katz.
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Title:May Deals #1
Author:Ozdil-Katz Bridge School
Summary:Trump control

Visit www.ozdilkatzbridge.com for lessons, online training sessions, practice hands - any level with Melih Ozdil and Ralph Katz.
Updated:2013-05-06
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Title:May Deals #2
Author:Ozdil-Katz Bridge School
Summary:Trump control

Visit www.ozdilkatzbridge.com for lessons, online training sessions, practice hands - any level with Melih Ozdil and Ralph Katz.
Updated:2013-05-06
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Title:The Opportunity
Author:Phil Clayton
Summary:Pushing for a slam late in a KO match you press to a shaky slam.
Updated:2015-11-26
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Title:3 player problem
Author:Rajan Iyer
Summary:Put on the silly-looking glasses. This deal will be discussed from all positions.
You and your partner can try to defend together.
It is IMPs, a close knockout match, and everyone is vulnerable.
Updated:2013-01-22
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Title:3NT Defense TIPS
Author:Rajan Iyer
Summary:Reading declarer line of play.
Updated:2013-02-04
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Title:40 Points Hand - No Grand slam
Author:Rajan Iyer
Summary:40 Points and you still cannot make all thirteen tricks for grand slam.
Updated:2013-01-29
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Title:A Bad Decision ( January 13, 2013 )
Author:Rajan Iyer
Summary:This movie is prepared from IMPROVE YOUR PLAY Series written by Larry Matheny.
Updated:2013-01-29
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Title:A Good Overbid ( January 20, 2013 )
Author:Rajan Iyer
Summary:This movie is prepared from IMPROVE YOUR PLAY Series written by Larry Matheny.
Updated:2013-02-13
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Title:Bennett Murder
Author:Rajan Iyer
Summary:The first bridge murder took place in 1929, when a woman killed her husband over his bidding and play of the hand.
Updated:2013-01-22
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Title:Careful Planning Necessary ( February 3, 2013 )
Author:Rajan Iyer
Summary:This Movie is prepared from IMPROVE YOUR PLAY SERIES written by Larry Matheny.
Updated:2013-02-13
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Title:Deceptive bid and play by Steve Callihan
Author:Rajan Iyer
Summary:This presentation allows the reader to face a series of interesting situations as a deal unfolds.
Updated:2013-01-22
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Title:Defensive Card Play Quiz
Author:Rajan Iyer
Summary:Reading declarer's intention to shorten trumps during the line of play.
Updated:2013-02-04
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Title:Did you invite?
Author:Rajan Iyer
Summary:N/S ended up too high.
Every Partnership should discuss situations like these.
Updated:2013-02-13
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Title:Few bridge hands - May 2013
Author:Rajan Iyer
Summary:First hand about defense.
Second hand declarer play.
Third hand Deception at trick 1.
Updated:2013-05-12
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Title:Fourth Suit Forcing (FSF)
Author:Rajan Iyer
Summary:Convention
Fourth suit forcing (FSF)
Updated:2013-02-26
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Title:Gazzilli Convention
Author:Rajan Iyer
Summary:Part 1 Responses and further development to 1Heart and 1Spade opening bid.
Part 2 Responses and further development to 1 Club opening bid.
Part 3 Responses and further development to 1 Diamond opening.

In this movie, we will discuss Gazzilli over Opening Bid of one of a Major.
However, this convention is also played over Minor suit opening bids.

Note:
There is a quiz to test your understanding of the meaning of each conventional response. Please don't hit 7NT! If you click on some of the bids, the conventional definition will be displayed too.
Updated:2013-01-09
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Title:Grand Slam Made by Throw-in Play
Author:Rajan Iyer
Summary:This deal brought about a strange result at the Bridge Club of Tamarac.
Rick Garber of Margate won all 13 tricks in his grand slam by putting his opponent on lead at trick 12.
Sound impossible?
It should; that sentence is about as palatable as chicken-flavored ice cream.
Yet, it happened — without a revoke.
Updated:2013-01-27
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Title:Hand of the century - 2011 IBPA Hand of the Year
Author:Rajan Iyer
Summary:This deal was voted hand of the year 2011 by the International Bridge Press Association. It involves a type of play previously unknown to anyone except Geza Ottlik and Hugh Kelsey, whose Adventures in Card Play is the most complex bridge book ever written. The star was Norway's Geir Helgemo, who sat South at game all.
Updated:2013-01-22
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Title:Just bid what you have got
Author:Rajan Iyer
Summary:South knows nothing about this game and was told to bid what he has got in his hand.
Updated:2013-02-26
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Title:Lecture Notes on Doubles - Part 1
Author:Rajan Iyer
Summary:This is from Bridge Base Online news.

On Sunday, May 5th, 2013, there was a free teaching session on BBO, focused on doubles and general bridge advice. The host was US junior champion and winner of the Blue Ribbon Pairs Roger Lee.

Roger went over a few example hands and explained his thinking process, then he answered questions from the audience. In case you missed the lesson, here's the transcript in this movie format.
Updated:2013-05-14
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Title:Lesson on greed
Author:Rajan Iyer
Summary:Moscow (Russia), february 23rd, 2013.
The 2013 Slava Cup – February 22-24 – was played in Moscow.
The Cup is in memory of Slava Grinuk, a popular Russian bridge player.
who died at a much too young age.

This deal is from the match between Monaco and Real in the round-robin.
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Title:Penalty Doubles
Author:Rajan Iyer
Summary:Penalty doubles are an integral part of all forms of bridge. Especially in Duplicate Pairs, not only they do generate some very large scores, they also play an important role in the part score battle.
Updated:2013-02-04
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Title:Plan B ( February 10, 2013 )
Author:Rajan Iyer
Summary:This movie is prepared from IMPROVE YOUR PLAY Series written by Larry Matheny.
Updated:2013-02-26
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Title:Play To Trick One ( January 6, 2013 )
Author:Rajan Iyer
Summary:This movie is prepared from IMPROVE YOUR PLAY Series written by Larry Matheny.
Updated:2013-01-29
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Title:Power of Tens
Author:Rajan Iyer
Summary:Here is to those Tens, the most underrated cards in the deck!
Updated:2013-02-26
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Title:Second Hand Play - Part 1
Author:Rajan Iyer
Summary:The card is led by declarer in each situation shown.
Brief Tips for second hand play.
Highlighted cards are recommended to play in each situation shown.
As a second hand, try to answer each quiz.
Updated:2013-04-12
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Title:Second Hand Play - Part 2
Author:Rajan Iyer
Summary:The card is led by declarer in each situation shown.
Brief Tips for second hand play.
Highlighted cards are recommended to play in each situation shown.
As a second hand, try to answer each quiz.
Updated:2013-04-12
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Title:Second Hand Play - Part 3
Author:Rajan Iyer
Summary:The card is led by declarer in each situation shown.
Brief Tips for second hand play.
Highlighted cards are recommended to play in each situation shown.
As a second hand, try to answer each quiz.
Updated:2013-04-12
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Title:Signaling Method - Part 2
Author:Rajan Iyer
Summary:Declarer leads the card in the contract shown and the play continues.
As a fourth hand, try to answer each question.
Updated:2013-03-27
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Title:Signaling Methods- Part 1
Author:Rajan Iyer
Summary:Declarer leads the card in the contract shown and the play continues.
As a fourth hand, try to answer each question.
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Title:Signalling Method - Part 3
Author:Rajan Iyer
Summary:Declarer leads the card in the contract shown and the play continues.
As a fourth hand, try to answer each question.
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Title:SLAM ON A YARBOROUGH
Author:Rajan Iyer
Summary:This hand proves that points are not everything.
Updated:2013-01-29
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Title:The famous Baron Munchausen Hand
Author:Rajan Iyer
Summary:A Tale So Tall That It Might Even Be True (Or Nearly)
From the NY Times 24 July, 2000 by Alan Truscott
Updated:2013-02-13
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Title:The Mississippi Heart Hand
Author:Rajan Iyer
Summary:From The Official Encyclopedia of Bridge.
Updated:2013-02-04
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Title:THE MOONRAKER HAND
Author:Rajan Iyer
Summary:Ian Fleming used the Duke of Cumberland hand to exercise his imagination when writing Moonraker movie.
A purportedly rigged hand dealt the son of George III, the King of England, resulting in the loss of a £20,000 wager. The hand was was used in the James Bond movie, "Moonraker" against the villain Drax.
Updated:2013-02-04
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Title:The Murder of Joseph Bowne Elwell
Author:Rajan Iyer
Summary:Joseph Bowne Elwell, one of the greatest bridge players of the early 20th century, was shot to death in his Manhattan home on June 11, 1920.
The crime has never been solved.
Updated:2013-02-13
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Title:Third Hand Play - Part 1
Author:Rajan Iyer
Summary:Brief tips for third hand play.
As a third hand, click which card you would play in the quiz.
Updated:2013-05-23
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Title:Underleading the ACE
Author:Rajan Iyer
Summary:UNDERLEADING ACE:
The practice of underleading aces is one of the most dangerous in the whole area of deception.
Updated:2013-01-22
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Title:Weak Two bid in Action
Author:Rajan Iyer
Summary:The pair bids at 5 level with no trumps on either hands and gets TOP score.
This is a real hand that occurred in a Washington Tournament in 1956.
Updated:2013-02-13
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Title:What is your Lead?
Author:Rajan Iyer
Summary:Quizzes on opening lead against NT contracts.
Quizzes on follow up strategy.
Updated:2013-03-27
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Title:What went wrong series
Author:Rajan Iyer
Summary:* Pay attention from the start...…
* Failed to find the fit....
* Is the 1NT rebid weak or strong?

These 3 hands are extracted from http://www.bridgevaria.com/
Updated:2013-02-13
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Title:畸形牌中的叫牌问题(bid problems in unbalanced hand)
Author:ahjkjh
Summary:这是一副牌中南家的三次叫牌,你能叫出正确的叫品吗?
Are you ready?
Updated:2012-11-26
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Title:A defensive tragedy
Author:ahydra
Summary:Aimed at low-mid intermediate players, this true story of a 95% board disappearing from under the defence's nose will hopefully teach you that you have to be careful what you play to every trick.
Updated:2013-08-03
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Title:The Squeeze in Valhalla
Author:Al Levy
Summary:As a college student, I read every bridge book I could get my hands on... including The Squeeze in Valhalla.

In 1965, at one of my first club games in NYC, I played this 'magic' hand.
Updated:2012-11-26
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Title:Upset in Salt Lake City
Author:Alan Truscott
Summary:Originally published in the New York Times Bridge Column, February 9, 2002
Updated:2013-08-03
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Title:Some standard safety plays
Author:Albrecht Hollstein === Al === xx1943
Summary:1) KJ2 ---- A9543 to make 4 tricks
Updated:2012-12-06
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Title:Contrat de 6 piques
Author:André Latour
Summary:Ce contrat peut être réussi avec 100 % d'assurance sur l'entame du Valet de coeur.
Comment faites-vous ?
Updated:2013-10-21
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Title:Interventions des adversaires après notre 1SA
Author:André Latour
Summary:Il existe à ma connaissance trois méthodes assez populaires pour traiter ce sujet. À savoir le LEBENSOHL, le STOLEN BID et finalement celle que je préconiserai à cause de sa simplicité, la méthode standard du SAYC.
De plus en plus les adversaires sont actifs après notre 1SA. Il faut savoir quoi faire pour s'en sortir.

Nous irons par étapes. En premier lieu, on verra quoi faire si les adversaires contrent le 1SA.
Ensuite nous verrons successivement les interventions de 2 trèfles, 2 carreaux, 2 coeurs et finalement 2 piques.

Nous supposerons dans un premier temps que l'intervention est naturelle. À la fin nous reviendrons sur le cas d'une intervention artificielle.

Demandez à vos adversaires si l'intervention est naturelle ou si c'est une convention ou entente entre eux.
Updated:2013-09-22
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Title:LE CHECKBACK STAYMAN
Author:André Latour
Summary:La situation est la suivante :

Votre partenaire ouvre les enchères au niveau 1.
Vous répondez avec une majeure au niveau 1.
L'ouvreur gage 1SA ou 2SA comme 2e enchère.
Vous voudriez lui demander s'il possède 3 cartes dans votre majeure OU 4 cartes dans l'autre.
Le checkback Stayman est un bon outil.
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Title:Le Stayman
Author:André Latour
Summary:Bonjour. Ici André Latour.
Après une ouverture de 1 ou 2 SA, le Stayman sert à découvrir un fit en majeure.
Le premier point que nous examinerons sera l'emploi de cette convention avec une main faible qui préfère faire jouer l'ouvreur dans une couleur plutôt qu'en sans atout.
Il faut possèder au moins 5 cartes en carreau et au moins 3 cartes dans chaque majeure de façon à pouvoir passer toute réponse de l'ouvreur.

Avec une main faible et 5-4 en majeures, on peut aussi utiliser le Stayman. Si l'ouvreur gage 2 carreaux, on gage notre majeure de 5 cartes. S'il gage une majeure on passe.

Ne pas utiliser le Stayman avec les mains qui possèdent une seule majeure de 5 cartes ou les 2 majeures de 5 cartes.
Ce sera traité par les transferts Jacoby.

Pour changer de page, utiliser la flèche en bas de celle-ci.

Dans le cas des pages où vous entendez ma voix, vous pouvez cliquez sur pause en bas de la page. Vous pourrez lire à votre rythme et me la fermer.
Updated:2013-09-16
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Title:Les adversaires font une intervention de 1SA après une ouverture du partenaire
Author:André Latour
Summary:Il s'agit dans ce vidéo de préciser certains principes méconnus.

Le partenaire ouvre. Il a disons 12 PH+. L'adversaire avec son 1SA montre au moins 15 PH. Combien de fois aurez-vous les 10 PH nécessaires pour le niveau 2 ?

Je vous entend répondre pas souvent.

Une nouvelle réponse au niveau 2 montrera environ 6 à 11 pts avec une couleur décente d'au moins 6 cartes.
Updated:2013-10-02
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Title:Les transferts Jacoby
Author:André Latour
Summary:Ils sont employés après une ouverture de 1SA ou 2SA avec au moins une majeure 5e+.

2 carreaux est un transfert à 2 coeurs.

2 coeurs est un transfert à 2 Piques.

Un des buts est d'essayer de cacher la grosse main.
Updated:2013-10-02
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Title:Roman Key cards 1430 ou RKC 1430
Author:André Latour
Summary:Cette convention sert à savoir le nombre de contrôles possédés par l'équipe qui fait une tentative de chelem.

Les contrôles sont dans chaque couleur : l'as et le roi ainsi que les 3 autres as. Il y a donc 5 contrôles par couleur.

Par exemple en trèfle les contrôles sont : A de trèfle, R de trèfle, A de carreau, A de coeur et A de pique.

Lorsqu'une couleur a été agréée par les 2 partenaires, la demande de contrôles se fait sur cette couleur.

Si 2 couleurs ont été agréées, discutez laquelle vous allez prévilégier. Je conseille de le faire sur la première.

Si aucune couleur n'a encore été agréée, la demande se fait sur la dernière couleur gagée.

La demande des contrôles se fait avec 4SA.
Updated:2013-09-22
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Title:Les adversaires font un contre d'appel.
Author:André Latour.
Summary:Le but de ce vidéo est de faire en sorte de bien montrer ce qu'il convient de faire à la suite du contre d'appel des opposants.

Je n'examinerai pas toutes les avenues possibles. Ce serait ennuyeux à la longue. Non je me concentrerai sur les points les plus méconnus comme par exemple la réponse au niveau 2 dans une couleur et aussi le redouble ( XX ).
Updated:2013-10-02
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Title:桥牌中不易察觉的额外手段 例1-1
Author:作者:特伦斯·里斯 大卫·伯德 改编
Summary:桥牌中不易察觉的额外手段
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Title:Dear Billy
Author:Billy Miller
Summary:Letters to Billy with interesting bridge questions, and Billy's thoughtful replies.
Updated:2012-11-26
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Title:A Simple End Play
Author:billy_cwf
Summary:A relaxed game with partner against unknown pairs in the main board.
Updated:2012-11-26
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Title:4S Seru nih
Author:Buchari Kaharruddin
Summary:End Play, dengan teknik trump stripping (language Indonesian)
Updated:2012-11-26
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Title:End Play
Author:Buchari Kaharruddin
Summary:Bentuk eliminasi end-play sangat sering muncul pada hampir setiap board yang dimainkan. Tujuan dari cara memainkan kartu dengan metoda ini adalah memaksa lawan untuk lead yang tidak menguntungkan bagi sisi partnershipnya. Lead terpaksa yang dilakukan oleh lawan ini akan menyelamatkan declarer dari keharusan melakukan finesse, atau membuat declarer (dalam kontrak suit) dapat melakukan ruff and discard (membuang loser dari satu tangan dan melakukan ruff pada tangan lain).
Updated:2012-12-06
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Title:How many mistakes can you make? Next time, make less!
Author:Christina Syrakopoulou
Summary:Highlights from friendly tournaments (in Greek) - Plan the play, or maybe not?
Updated:2012-11-26
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Title:RED HOT RIDING HOOD
Author:Claude CANDILLIER
Summary:This tale is the bridge version of a Tex AVERY's cartoon "Red hot riding hood".
Updated:2017-07-28
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Title:a bid discuss 一副叫牌的研讨 .lin file
Author:cqwbc
Summary:bid discuss
这是一副关于叫牌讨论牌例
Updated:2013-03-27
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Title:A notrump strip in a suit contract.
Author:Craig Hemphill
Summary:The suits are completely stripped from the opponent's hand, but in so doing, the threat of the ruff-sluff is no longer present. No matter, the endplay suit must be returned for the slam contract.
Updated:2017-07-18
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Title:Endplayed with the last trump
Author:Craig Hemphill
Summary:Declarer knowingly loses control of trumps to make the contract!
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Title:Entry considerations in suit establishment
Author:Craig Hemphill
Summary:When establishing a suit, remember that entries are needed both in the establishment process and then to enjoy the tricks.
Updated:2017-02-15
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Title:Lessons With Laughter
Author:Craig Hemphill
Summary:A ludicrous contract is reached through the common human error of loss of concentration. The play of the hand provides important principles.
Updated:2016-03-21
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Title:Nancy's Hand
Author:Craig Hemphill
Summary:When the opponents destroy one easy plan, look for another. The opening lead of a trump prevents trumping enough losers.

Finding another way.
Updated:2014-05-04
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Title:Thinking through a squeeze
Author:Craig Hemphill
Summary:When the only chance is a squeeze, play for the cards to lie just the way you need them to be.
Updated:2017-03-09
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Title:Use all of your declarer skills on every hand
Author:Craig Hemphill
Summary:A seemingly simple hand rewards careful play, using a skill set that should be known by every declarer.
Updated:2016-02-29
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Title:Va Banque
Author:Craig Hemphill
Summary:Declarer has to bet everything on the one favorable lie of the cards that is intimated, but not guaranteed, in the bidding.
Updated:2017-03-09
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Title:桥牌中不易觉察的额外手段 例1-2
Author:特伦斯·里斯 大卫·伯德 改编制作:
Summary:桥牌中不易觉察的额外手段
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Title:Israel Teams National Cup Final
Author:Dan Israeli
Summary:Teams Final against Pachtmann-Ginossar, Board 12, 2nd Segment out of 3.
Updated:2013-09-09
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Title:Electric Sheep
Author:Danny Kleinman and Nick Straguzzi
Summary:Chthonic, a computer program that claims to be the worlds greatest bridge player, is back in this short installment by the authors of "The Principle Of Restricted Talent", and "Human Bridge Errors: Volume 1 of Infinity". These two books are a wonderful blending of humor with expert bridge technique.

If you like "Electric Sheep" or the other article by Kleinman and Straguzzi, "The Antisocial Network," you might want to consider the two full length books about Chthonic.



Copyright (c) 2006, Nick Straguzzi, Mullica Hill NJ and Danny Kleinman, Los Angeles CA. All rights reserved.
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Title:The Antisocial Network
Author:Danny Kleinman and Nick Straguzzi
Summary:Chthonic, a computer program that claims to be the worlds greatest bridge player, is back in this short installment by the authors of "The Principle Of Restricted Talent", and "Human Bridge Errors: Volume 1 of Infinity". These two books, like this article are a wonderful blending of humor with expert bridge technique.

If you like "The Antisocial Network" you might want to consider the two full length books about Chthonic. I own both, and have bought copies as gifts for my bridge friends. - Ben Dickens

Copyright (c) 2012, Nick Straguzzi, Mullica Hill NJ and Danny Kleinman, Los Angeles CA. All rights reserved.
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Title:Double Squeeze or Elimination
Author:David Moses
Summary:A slam in diamonds makes via a double squeeze or elimination, depending on how the defense plays to the first trick.
Updated:2015-02-22
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Title:Lady Milne 2013 SBU vs England Match 2 Stanza 2
Author:diana_eva
Summary:Open Room.

This movie presents deals from Lady Milne 2013 with written commentary as recorded in the Vugraph archives.

Presentation starts with Board 32. Deals were played as follows: 31, 32, 17, 18, 19... 30.
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Title:Trump/Grand Coup
Author:Farooq Kiani
Summary:The trump coup is used when the hand on lead (typically the dummy) has no trumps remaining, while the next hand in rotation has only trumps, including a high one that would have been onside for a direct finesse if a trump could have been led. The play involves forcing that hand to ruff, only to be overruffed.
A grand coup is defined as a play, by which the declarer intentionally shortens his trump holding by ruffing a winner in order to achieve a finessing position over an adverse trump holding in an end position.
The difference between Trump and Grand coup is the card ruffed for the trump reduction, if otherwise a winner is ruffed in hand for trump reduction then its called Grand coup.
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Title:Takeout Doubles
Author:Geoffrey Spavin
Summary:This presentation is aimed at beginner players and discusses takeout doubles as they apply over natural bidding systems. Examples of these systems are Acol, Standard American or 2/1 Game Forcing.

This presentation is split into 3 sections:

- Types of takeout doubles
- Advancer's bids
- Doubler's rebids

At the end of each section there are a series of interactive quizzes to test your understanding of the material presented.
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Title:Both Kings Are Wrong
Author:Harvey Bernstein
Summary:From an actual duplicate game - and I figured it out after the fact.
Updated:2012-11-26
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Title:The World of Transfers 2.1.1 Bidding Quiz
Author:http://www.xiaobridge.com
Summary:Bidding Quiz
Updated:2013-11-06
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Title:The World of Transfers 2.1.2 Bidding Quiz
Author:http://www.xiaobridge.com
Summary:Bidding Quiz
Updated:2013-11-15
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Title:The World of Transfers 2.1.3 Bidding Quiz
Author:http://www.xiaobridge.com
Summary:Bidding Quiz
Updated:2013-11-27
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Title:The World of Transfers 2.1.5 Bidding Quiz
Author:http://www.xiaobridge.com
Summary:Bidding Quiz
Updated:2013-12-12
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Title:Ofipd suffers through his partners errors
Author:Inquiry
Summary:Fourth in a series of articles about the "worlds best bridge players (self-professed)." As always, the hand is real (this one was played in a Virginia Regional), the bidding and the story behind the hand is an entire work of fiction. There is no player on BBO named Ofipd, although there are dozens there from whom the personality of this hypothetical player could have been drawn. Any similarity to any single player, real or fictional is purely a coincidence.
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Title:Leading against 7NT
Author:Jay Patel
Summary:Lead safely against grand slams
Updated:2013-03-27
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Title:Jacoby Transfer finds Major Suit Game
Author:JBC
Summary:Using Jacoby Transfers as NT responses, responder transfers into the 5-card major and rebids 2NT to show invitational values. 1NT opener corrects to 4H.
Updated:2013-03-27
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Title:Deal of the Week 394 - June 1, 2014
Author:Jon Greiman
Summary:This deal was played on Bridge Base Online during an ACBL Speedball game. I know Fred hasn't written any DotW for over a decade, but I'm sure you can still enjoy one. I went ahead and created a movie for it since that's a much easier way to analyze the end position than a word document. Hopefully you find the hand as interesting as I did.
Updated:2014-09-08
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Title:Every trick matters at matchpoints!
Author:Kaitlyn Smith
Summary:Take every opportunity to try to take one more trick than the field.
Updated:2016-10-24
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Title:Solusi untuk "The Lenz Thirteen"
Author:Kukuh Indrayana
Summary:Problem ini adalah sebuah Double Dummy Problem berjudul "The Lenz Thirteen" karya Sidney Lenz. Problem ini dapat anda buka di BBO (versi software) -> Other Bridge Activities -> Double Dummy -> The Lenz Thirteen


"Double Dummy Problem adalah sarana yang akan meningkatkan kualitas deklerer dan defense anda. Quiz dengan semua kartu terbuka ini cukup populer di dunia bridge. Dari sisi deklerer, anda bisa membayangkan bagaimana posisi kartu di luar dan sekaligus membayangkan jalannya defense yang bisa dilakukan defender. Dengan cara ini anda sebagai deklerer tentunya harus punya rencana cadangan. Dari sisi Defender, anda bisa berkelit dari rencana yang dibuat deklerer. Misalnya membiarkan deklerer menang sehingga dia membutuhkan penangkap lain, menolak overruf dan lain sebagainya."

(Dikutip dari www.majalahbridgeindonesia.com)
Updated:2013-06-20
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Title:NOTRUMP PLAY QUIZ 1
Author:Marietta Huggard
Summary:No trump play of the hand focusing on developing your tricks, which suits to set up, and avoiding setting up extra winnners for the opponents.
Updated:2013-11-01
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Title:To Draw or Not to Draw - Bridge Quiz
Author:Marietta Huggard
Summary:In each of the following hands. You are South and you, the declarer, are in 4H. Analyze the opening lead. Count the losers in the Master hand. (The "Master" hand is generally the hand with the long trump.) Plan the play? When do you draw opponent's trumps?
Updated:2013-11-01
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Title:The 3 Dangerous Jacks
Author:Mocanu Radu
Summary:This movie is an adaptation of Deal of the Week #215 - A brilliant double dummy problem by Fred Gitelman. The 3 Js become threats each in turn.
Updated:2015-09-21
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Title:L'entame à la couleur
Author:Nicolas Chauvelot
Summary:Quiz d'entame du tournoi lève-tôt du lundi 19 juin 2017 à 10h
Updated:2017-06-14
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Title:Les enchères compétitives à bas palier
Author:Nicolas Chauvelot
Summary:Quiz d'enchères du tournoi lève-tôt du lundi 24 avril 2017.
Correction au BCSH à partir de 9h45 avec Nicolas Chauvelot.
Updated:2017-05-17
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Title:Les enchères de chelem
Author:Nicolas Chauvelot
Summary:Quiz d'enchère du tournoi lève-tôt du lundi 6 mars 2017
Updated:2017-05-17
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Title:Les ouvertures fortes
Author:Nicolas Chauvelot
Summary:Quiz d'enchères du tournoi "lève-tôt" du lundi 12 juin.
Updated:2017-06-14
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Title:L'entame contre 3SA
Author:Nicolas Chauvelot BCSH
Summary:Quiz d'entame du tournoi lève-tôt du lundi 15 mai 2017 à 10h00
Updated:2017-05-17
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Title:Après une redemande à 2SA à saut
Author:Nicolas Chauvelot et Sébastien Rotkoff
Summary:Quiz d'enchères du tournoi lève-tôt du lundi 20 mars.
Correction au BCSH à partir de 9h45 avec Nicolas Chauvelot.
Updated:2017-05-17
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Title:La deuxième enchère du répondant
Author:Nicolas Chauvelot et Sébastien Rotkoff
Summary:Quiz d'enchères du tournoi "Lève-tôt" du lundi 22 mai.
Updated:2017-06-07
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Title:Les cue-bids du répondant
Author:Nicolas Chauvelot et Sébastien Rotkoff
Summary:Quiz du tournoi "Lève-tôt" du lundi 3 avril
Updated:2017-05-17
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Title:La mano dei 4 jack
Author:patroclo
Summary:Da una lezione di Carlo Totaro
Updated:2013-11-11
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Title:beginner declarer training #1
Author:peterli997
Summary:For beginners. Game contract. NT contract. Declarer play.
Updated:2013-10-14
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Title:beginner declarer training 基础坐庄练习 #2
Author:peterli997
Summary:For beginners. Game contract. Suit contract. Declarer play. 为初学者而设计。成局定约。花色定约。坐庄练习。
Updated:2013-10-21
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Title:beginner declarer training Chinese version 基础坐庄练习 #1
Author:peterli997
Summary:For beginners. Game contract. NT contract. Declarer play. 为初学者而设计。成局定约。无将定约。坐庄练习。
Updated:2013-10-21
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Title:Deal of 20140103
Author:peterli997
Summary:Deal of 20140103
Very good defensive deal, every partnership should discuss this deal!
Updated:2014-01-03
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Title:Intermediate declarer training 中级坐庄练习 #1
Author:peterli997
Summary:For intermediate and advanced players. Game contract. Suit contract. Declarer play.
为中级选手和高级选手而设计。成局定约。花色定约。坐庄练习。
Updated:2014-02-17
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Title:Delaying Diamonds at Youth Congress
Author:Phillip Alder
Summary:BBO Star Rogerclee (Roger Lee) won the Richard Freeman Junior Deal of the Year, awarded by the IBPA in 2012 for a hand he played at the second World Youth Congress in 2011 in Opatija, Croatia.

The deal was submitted by bridge columnist Phillip Alder and it appeared in The New York Times bridge column and in the IBPA bulletin.
Updated:2013-01-04
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Title:Winners at the 2012 Monaco Cavendish Pairs
Author:Phillip Alder
Summary:The 2012 Monaco Cavendish Pairs tournament was won by Lotan Fisher and Ron Schwartz from Israel.

It was a most impressive performance by the young Israelis (Fisher is 22, and Schwartz is 25), because they led after each of the six sessions against a very strong field that included 7 of the world’s Top 10 ranked players.

The deal presented here resulted in only a small gain, but it shows how to make defense as easy as possible for partner.

This article was originally published in "The New York Times", on October 19, 2012.
Updated:2012-11-26
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Title:squeeze_in_action
Author:pita_gor4o
Summary:Team match
Updated:2014-08-07
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Title:5 Hearts Doubled
Author:pit_p5 (Peter Petkov, Bulgaria)
Summary:Friendly played board 2008
Updated:2012-11-26
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Title:An Intro to Safety Plays #1
Author:Raad Bunni
Summary:The wrong way and the right way
Updated:2015-09-17
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Title:Avoidance Play
Author:Raad Bunni
Summary:The aim of the avoidance play is to prevent the dangerous Opponent from gaining the lead.
Updated:2015-04-06
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Title:Dummy Reversal
Author:Raad Bunni
Summary:The typical declarer play involves ruffing declarers losers using the dummy's short suit. However, when the dummy has features such as a long side suit worthy of promotion, the declarer may find a better strategy is to rethink the play of the hand from the dummy's perspective. Another dummy reversal opportunity occurs when holding a large number of winning trumps; the declarer may find it advantageous to ruff the partnerships longer trump holding until the opposite hand is holding more trumps.
Updated:2015-09-10
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Title:Inference from the Auction
Author:Raad Bunni
Summary:Eight ever, Nine never, this is the rule, but wait, rules can be broken, how?
Updated:2015-02-20
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Title:Inference fron the Auction
Author:Raad Bunni
Summary:When your RHO makes a Michael's cuebid!
Updated:2015-02-20
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Title:Partner's Cooperation #2149
Author:Raad Bunni
Summary:Defense, when the 2 partners work together!
Updated:2015-09-17
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Title:Partners Cooperation #2149
Author:Raad Bunni
Summary:Defense
Updated:2015-09-10
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Title:Counting the Hand
Author:Richard Newell
Summary:Counting the hand improves the chances in a slam.
Updated:2015-08-19
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Title:Dentist Coup
Author:Richard Newell
Summary:See if you can make the key extraction!
Updated:2015-08-23
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Title:Battling Lauria Versace - Hand 1
Author:Sartaj Hans
Summary:The history of Australian bridge in the last decade is full of disappointing results versus Italy. So it is with some trepidation that Tony and I take our seats versus Lauria and Versace in the 2011 Bermuda Bowl.

Undoubtedly, they are one of the best pairs in the world. On our side is that we are in good rhythm and have been awaiting this moment as the big match on Day 3.

The first couple of hands can be very crucial in such an encounter. Momentum is a powerful psychological force and getting on the wrong side of it against the Italians is a scary thought.

The first hand is exciting...
Updated:2012-11-26
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Title:Battling Lauria Versace - Hand 2
Author:Sartaj Hans
Summary:Second hand in Australia vs Italy Bermuda Bowl 2011 match

After +50 on the first board on a succesful defence, we pick up another ordinary hand...
Updated:2012-11-26
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Title:Le Texas mineur et ses développements
Author:Sébastien Rotkoff et Nicolas Chauvelot
Summary:quiz d'enchères du tournoi lève-tôt du lundi 27 février
Updated:2017-05-17
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Title:What should you open on your next 10 hands?
Author:Sylwia McNamara
Summary:Lesson #1
Updated:2017-02-24
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