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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: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: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:2018-05-18
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Title:DOTW #241
Author:Fred Gitelman
Summary:This week's deal was played in the Poland vs. USA semi-final of last year's World Teams Olympiad in Maastricht, NL. Poland eventually won this match, but went on to lose in the final to Italy.

Special announcement: official launch of Bridge Base Online
Updated:2018-03-15
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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: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: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: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: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: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: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: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: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:HIGH VOLTAGE
Author:Claude CANDILLIER
Summary:2016 World Bridge Games (WROCLAW, POLAND)
Round Robin 11, Board 5
Mixed teams (HUNGARY Vs BULGARIA), Senior teams (CHINA Vs ENGLAND)
http://db.worldbridge.org/repository/tourn/wroclaw.16/Microsite/bulletins/Bul_07.pdf (Seventh page)
Updated:2017-09-28
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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: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: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: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: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.
Updated:2013-04-16
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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.
Updated:2017-04-11
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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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