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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:Identifying Squeezes, Lesson 1 Part 1C
Author:Ben Dickens
Summary:This is the final installment of Part I on squeeze play.
It contains quiz hands 6-10 to practice what the material covered in part 1A.

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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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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.

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

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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.
Updated:2016-01-25
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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.
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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 #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.
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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 #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.
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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.
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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

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Title:May Deals #1
Author:Ozdil-Katz Bridge School
Summary:Trump control

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Updated:2013-05-06
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Title:May Deals #2
Author:Ozdil-Katz Bridge School
Summary:Trump control

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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: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:2017-10-16
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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: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: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: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: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: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.
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Title:Misleading your Partner !
Author:Ayan Mandal
Summary:Your partner has found a brilliant lead in a 3NT contract. You need imagination to make sure you guide your partner along the way !
Updated:2018-11-20
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Title:Never Lose Hope
Author:Ayan Mandal
Summary:Magic happens when you count the hands !
Updated:2017-12-05
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Title:Stay Away from Automatic Plays
Author:Ayan Mandal
Summary:Defense Problem involves couting tricks for delcarer
Updated:2017-12-23
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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:HERCULE'S WORK
Author:Claude CANDILLIER
Summary:The 25th of February 1978, Heinz GUTHWERT published "The hand of the century" in the Finnish newspaper ILTA SANOMAT. Matti VIRMIALA played it as South during a club match, in the Finnish city of BORGA near HELSINKI.
Updated:2017-10-17
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Title:HONEYMOON
Author:Claude CANDILLIER
Summary:43rd World Bridge Teams Championships (WBTC, held August 12-26, 2017, Lyon, France)
BERMUDA BOWL (BB, F8-8, Last board, FRANCE Vs USA2), TRANSNATIONAL (TN, F2-3, B32)
Updated:2017-10-02
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Title:TERMINATOR
Author:Claude CANDILLIER
Summary:20th World Computer-Bridge Championship (WCBC, held September 10-15, 2016, alongside the World Bridge Games in Wroclaw, Poland).
One of the best declarer played deals of the robot championship occurred early in the semifinal match WBRIDGE5 (FRANCE) vs SHARK BRIDGE (DENMARK).
Updated:2017-10-19
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Title:TOUCHING LADY LUCK'S HAIR
Author:Claude CANDILLIER
Summary:43rd World Bridge Teams Championships (LYON, FRANCE, 12-26 August 2017)
D'ORSI TROPHY
Round Robin 19, Board 1 (http://www.bridgebase.com/tools/handviewer.html?linurl=http://www.bridgebase.com/tools/vugraph_linfetch.php?id=52834)
USA2 Vs FRANCE
Updated:2017-09-08
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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!
Updated:2017-07-18
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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: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:Unblocking by Declarer
Author:Craig Hemphill
Summary:Declarer unblocks -- jettisons, discards, and middle card plays for entries, finesses, and running suits.
Updated:2019-02-16
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Title:X-Ray
Author:Craig Hemphill
Summary:Basic card reading using points.
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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.
Updated:2012-11-26
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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.
Updated:2012-11-26
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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:A sharp slam bidding
Author:Dian-Yu, Kuo
Summary:After you pass at first, you should still be sharp to approach a slam.
Updated:2018-08-27
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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: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: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: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:La mano dei 4 jack
Author:patroclo
Summary:Da una lezione di Carlo Totaro
Updated:2013-11-11
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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: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: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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