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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 #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: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: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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