• Bridge News & Current Affairs

  • Sweden, England, Hungary seize World Bridge Championship 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

     

  • Netherlands Grabs Bermuda Bowl, Bridge Powerhouse Map Has Shifted

    The Netherlands wins 2011's 40th Bridge Champsionship after beat USA in the Final. Being the most pretigious tournament in the world of bridge, this year's Bermuda Bowl also shown some changes in the map of strength of the Bridge's powerhouse.

     


 
  • Bridge Basic

  • Learning The Game of Bridge

    There is nothing better than learning by doing. So, I would encourage anybody that interested in this greatest mind sport in the planet, go out there join your local club. In your community, in your school, in your university or

     

  • Double (X) & Redouble (XX): Special Bid on The Auction

    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.

     

  • Declarer Play: Playing Suit Contract

    Theoretically, you will play a suit contract 4 times more often than NT contract. Playing a suit contract is a little bit more complicated as the highest card in a suit will not always win if a trump suit is

     

  • Declarer Play: Playing No Trump Contract

    Now the bidding is over and you have your bridge contract to play. Your LHO (left hand opponent) has select the card for opening lead and put it face down in the table, then your partner lay his card on

     

  • Bidding Reality

  • Rebid: Longer Suit or Second suit?

    The common problem during bidding when you have long suit (say 6+ cards) and 2nd suit (4+ cards) is whether to show the extra on the un-usually longer suit, or rebid the second suit. But what if you have the

     

  • Bidding Problem: No Rebid after Competitive

    Sometimes, after a competitive bid by opponent, you are left out with difficulty to rebid with little help from the partner. And to make it worst, wrong hand to play the contract.

     

  • Outline for Takeout Double

    One of the most importants tools for competitive bidding is takeout double. Takeout double is the opposite of the classic double which intended to penalize opponent. With takeout double, practically you communicate “Partner, please bid your cards!” while with penalty

     

  • Bidding System

  • Bergen Raise Disaster: A Lesson Learnt

    One of the popular (and terrific) convention that better player use is Bergen Raise. But like all others artificial bidding, because of its unnatural nature, the user need to be absolutely memorize it inside out or a disaster is waiting

     

  • 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

     

  • Directing Lead Double: Make Defense Easier

    A "double" bid in bridge is a special bid with various use. You can use it for takeout or negative (asking partner to bid longest suit, basically), to penalize opponent and continue disrupted bidding system (for example: DOPE/ROPE). On this

     

  • Bridge Reference

  • Penalty Card: Do You Know Your Right ? (And Obligation?)

    You are concentrating on defending this have-to-be beaten contract. And it’s time for you to return this killer Heart, so partner can return Diamond in which you ruff for a set trick – the only one. Fourth best  of course.

     

  • Finesse or Not To Finesse, That’s The Question !

    Not to be disrespectful with the famous Shakespeare's Hamlet's "To be or not to be", the fact is that question is exactly what most bridge player have on the table. Sometime play finesse is the winning theme, sometimes just cash

     

  • Losers in 1 Suit

    Theoretically, if everybody have super balance hand : 4-3-3-3 distribution, then for each suit, you will not be able to lose more than 3 tricks. Based on this, then it become a general reference that a suit will not have

     

  • Other Recent Articles

  • 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…

     

  • 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…

     

  • Opening Lead Mini Course: Understand What To Do – 1 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…