At the Bridge Table: Sept. 8
Jim Kaplan

Negative doubles occur when partner opens bidding, your right-hand opponent overcalls, and you have some strength but no other way to bid it.

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At the Bridge Table: Sept. 1
Jim Kaplan

A veteran of more than 50 years competition, Dan Cabot has written a useful pamphlet called Duplicate Bridge for Beginners.

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At the Bridge Table: August 25
Jim Kaplan
Bridge players are constantly urged to count losing tricks in a suit contract.
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At the Bridge Table: August 18
Jim Kaplan

Robert S. Todd teaches bridge, gives playing lessons, runs duplicate play on cruises, you name it. Oh, and he’s also an expert player.

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At the Bridge Table: August 11
Jim Kaplan

The 2-over-1 bidding system, all the rage these days, deserves our consideration.

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At the Bridge Table: August 4
Jim Kaplan
Some hands from the July 24 game at the Edgartown Bridge Club provide excellent lesson material.
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At the Bridge Table: July 28
Jim Kaplan

Here’s a new convention. It’s easy enough to use and priceless on the rare occasions it’s needed.

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At the Bridge Table: July 21
Jim Kaplan
Bidding and making a slam are one of bridge’s pure joys.
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At the Bridge Table: July 7
Jim Kaplan
Bridge players need to stay on the same page as their partners. A 5 3 ♠

2

♥ Q J 9 8 6 ♥

10 7 5 4 3 2

♦ Q 10 6 ♦

K 9 3

♣ 5 3 ♣

10 8 4

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At the Bridge Table: June 23
Jim Kaplan

I was honored to give a talk during the Bridge Club of Martha’s Vineyard tournament that concluded Sunday at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School.

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