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Bridge Problem 255

How should West play Six Notrumps? North leads a spade…

 

Bridge Problem 254

West opens a 15-17 1NT and East gambles a raise to 3NT. How should West play Three Notrumps playing Teams against the competent opposition? North leads the king of hearts and continues with the queen when West holds up, South showing an odd number of hearts…

 

Bridge Problem 253

 

How should West play Three Notrumps? Playing fourth-best leads, North leads the three of diamonds to South’s nine…

 

Bridge Problem 252

 

How should West play Six Notrumps on a club lead?…

 

Bridge Problem 251

For Christmas, we have two parts to the Prize Problem!…

 

Bridge Problem 250

To celebrate Bridge Magazine’s 250th Prize Problem I present something a bit more complicated than usual…

 

Bridge Problem 249

How should West play Three Notrumps? North, who as a dealer, opened 1Sx, showing five, leads a diamond…

 

Bridge Problem 248

North opens Three Spades which goes round to West who bids 3NT. North leads sxQ. How should West play?…

 

Bridge Problem 247

How should West play Four Spades? North leads the HxQ…

 

 

 

Patrick Jourdain

How should West play Six Diamonds after the bidding shown below where North has opened a weak two in hearts? North leads Cx10…

Bridge Problem 246

 

 

 

BIL Session 2: “Introduction to Counting Part 2”

Ellen Pomer

In Ellen Caitlin Pomer’s second session she focuses primarily on the practice of using counting to determine the shape of the opponents’ hand. She goes on to detail particular counting practices in certain situations, such as notrump, and introduces new terms to the reader. As in her first session, she includes five more practical examples; the first covering the answer to the homework question from the last session, three in-depth examples, and a fifth for homework…

 

 

BIL Session 1: “Introduction to Counting Part 1”

Ellen Pomer

In Ellen Caitlin Pomer’s first session on counting hands, she introduces the reader to the practice of ‘counting’. Within she details when a player needs to count, discusses several important terms, and provides suggestions for further, in-depth reading. Her lesson ends with five practical examples, four of which are covered in full and the last (homework) which is explained fully in her next lesson…

 

 

 

 

A selection of BIL session notes provided by Ellen Pomer for her public BIL class…

Pomer: BIL Session Notes

 

 

 

Linda Lee

We think you’ll enjoy this holiday treat: an educational and humorous take on the Twelve Days of Christmas for bridge players…

The Twelve Hands of Christmas

 

 

 

Eddie Kantar

WEAK 2 BID (PART I) by Eddie Kantar Originally Published on www.kantarbridge.com February 2, 2007, The Weak Two Bid is an opening bid of 2?, 2?, or 2?…

Weak 2 Bid (Part 1)

 

 

Bridge Problem 263

At Teams how should West play: a)Six Spades? (b)Six Diamonds? (c) Six Notrumps? In each case, North leads SxQ. The diamonds are 4-1…

 

Bridge Problem 262

Playing a strong notrump West opens One Club, North overcalls 1hx, East bids 2dx West rebids 2NT and East raises to 3NT. How should West play on the lead of hx4?…

 

Bridge Problem 258

How should West play 3NT? North leads a spade…

 

Bridge Problem 257

South opens a constructive Two Hearts and West reaches Four Spades rather than the easy Three Notrumps. North leads HxQ and South overtakes with the king. How should West play?…

 

Bridge Problem 256

How should West play Three Notrumps on an unopposed auction? North leads a heart…