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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 #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:2018-08-01
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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 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.

This fiile 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.

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Updated:2017-12-23
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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.

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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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Updated:2016-01-30
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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.
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....
Updated:2015-12-30
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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:2018-05-18
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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.
Updated:2012-08-30
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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 #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 #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 #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: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
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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: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: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: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: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: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: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:2017-10-16
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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: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: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: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:Never Lose Hope
Author:Ayan Mandal
Summary:Magic happens when you count the hands !
Updated:2017-12-05
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Title:Take Help from the bidding
Author:Ayan Mandal
Summary:You have landed in an aggressive slam after opponent has pre-empted. Picture their hand to make your way through.
Updated:2017-12-23
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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
Updated:2015-05-26
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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: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: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: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:Morton's Fork Coup
Author:Craig Hemphill
Summary:To familiarize the viewer with the mechanism.
Updated:2019-01-05
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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: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: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:Using study
Author:Craig Hemphill
Summary:At the table under pressure, will you be able to practice the techniques you have studied?
Updated:2018-08-17
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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:X-Ray
Author:Craig Hemphill
Summary:Basic card reading using points.
Updated:2019-02-16
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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.
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: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.
Updated:2014-12-17
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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: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: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:Avoidance
Author:Pat Cotter @ Derek Rimington
Summary:Declarer play
Updated:2018-04-20
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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:Finessing Tips
Author:Paul Gibbons
Summary:Finessing
Updated:2017-12-02
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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: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: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:#02 Play of the Hand
Author:Raad Bunni
Summary:Count your Tricks, Suit Contract
Updated:2018-09-21
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Title:#03 Play of the Hand
Author:Raad Bunni
Summary:This deal is easy to analyze. Suit Contracts
You can see too many losers and it should be obvious which suit needs playing for extra tricks (and fewer losers). How do you play the suit, though?
Across the world, day after day, many bridge players butcher this simple combination. Not you, of course.
Updated:2018-09-21
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Title:#04 Play of the Hand
Author:Raad Bunni
Summary:Entry Ticket
Updated:2018-09-21
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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: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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