Passion of The Game of Bridge

Bridge Basic

Posted by on 30 Apr 2010

There are 2 important special bids that can be made in addition of those 35 bids: Double (X) and Redouble (XX). And because it’s special bids, they have special requirement and special purpose as well.

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Bidding System

Better Minor vs Short Club: Which One Is Better?

Posted by on 27 Jul 2015

Better Minor vs Short Club: quantitative statistical show down – which one do you think the better system. Read and try made up your mind..

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News

Sweden, England, Hungary seize World Bridge Championship 2012

Posted by on 26 Aug 2012

In Lille, France 2012, as part of International Mind Sport Association movement, the 14th World Bridge Championship was held in between Bermuda Bowl’s year. And this time, without any doubt, the European teams have excelled and dominated the world of bridge. Here is the story…

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Advanced

Double Squeeze-Finesse in Sarundajang Cup

Posted by on 29 Aug 2015

Watching a beautiful play in elite tournament is what will make Bridge an interesting event to watch. In this article, we’ll see an elegant play by Indonesian national player in knockout team event that involve not only a double squeeze setup, but also the choice of correct contract.

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Recent Posts

Bidding, Play & Misclaim (?) Trouble at Sarundajang Cup

Bidding, Play & Misclaim (?) Trouble at Sarundajang Cup

In every tournament, with fatigue and stress fuel mistakes, we sometimes witness how these supposed to be good player performing poorly. And this is one of those stories that we can get the lesson from. This time from the Sarundajang Cup 2015.

Extended: 39 Type Of Possible Hands In Bridge Distribution

Extended: 39 Type Of Possible Hands In Bridge Distribution

In here , we learn that there are only 39 type of bridge distribution from possible 631 trillion possible hands. To study more advanced topic, it is necessary to breakdown further those 39 type of  distribution into below possibilities of hand distributions. The beauty of bridge distribution:

Luck in Bridge: The 2 Sides of The Story

Luck in Bridge: The 2 Sides of The Story

Luck (and unluckiness) is quite a heavy topic. You probably can get an Ph.D degree researching about this and we need a wise philosopher to explain it fully to us. So, forget about that. Let us see how we get (or not getting) our luck in bridge in practical manner.

Want to Avoid or Minimize Senility, Forgetfulness? Better Play Bridge!

Want to Avoid or Minimize Senility, Forgetfulness? Better Play Bridge!

Everybody will retire, some  sooner or some later. And beside the massive blockage of cash flow (unless you retired rich), one thing that have drastic change is your brain activity. From juggling job task, remembering stuff to be brought, do presentation, closing sales, argument with colleuage, emailling, etc etc to practically nothing…zip…

Off course, for “honey moon” period, you will feel stress-free and light, but after a shortwhile, you will feel eerie feeling of emptiness – in term of brain acticity…

So You Have A Fit: Make Sure Your Bid Can Communicate These 4 Types of Fit

With 13 cards on each suit, democratically you need to have at least 7 cards to claim “majority” on the suit (4-3, 5-2). But what consider “good fit” will be at least 8 cards fit (4-4, 5-3, 6-2). While of course the more card is  the better when declaring a suit contract, remember that , sometimes, having a double suits fit,  playing 4-4 fit as trump gives you more trick than even 5-4 or 5-3 fit as the 5-3/5-4 suit can be used for discarding losers (while 4-4 become trump). Then the important question. There are 4 important types of support, does your bidding system covers it ?

Work Out The Percentage or Probability of (Opening) Hand Distribution During Bidding

Perhaps knowing the statistic of every possible hand only need to be known by Expert that develop a bidding system. But sometimes, you just need to know which is the most probable hand that your partner has. Why? Of course to give you the best contract and giving you the top board !

Opening Lead Mini Course: Lead Against NT Contract – 3 of 4

Opening Lead Mini Course: Lead Against NT Contract – 3 of 4

Statistically in general, you will spend 25% of your game of bridge doing the opening lead. Most of the time the contract is not really sensitive to the opening lead. But with the bidding become more precise and aggressive where wrong opening lead can determine whether a slam or game is made, then to make sure the person across the table cannot whinge and to make you a more than average bridge player, for sure there are some good guideline or maybe rule of thumb when it comes to do opening lead. This is one of them…

This article is one out of three about Opening Lead. See: Part 1, Part 2 and Part 4.

Opening Lead Mini Course: Lead Against Suit Contract – 2 of 4

Opening Lead Mini Course: Lead Against Suit Contract – 2 of 4

Statistically in general, you will spend 25% of your game of bridge doing the opening lead. Most of the time the contract is not really sensitive to the opening lead. But with the bidding become more precise and aggressive where wrong opening lead can determine whether a slam or game is made, then to make sure the person across the table cannot whinge and to make you a more than average bridge player, for sure there are some good guideline or maybe rule of thumb when it comes to do opening lead. This is one of them…

This article is one out of three about Opening Lead. See: Part 1, Part 3 and Part 4.