Bridge Column: Week of July 8

Duplicate bridge has returned to the Vineyard after a two-year absence owing to Covid. Games are now scheduled through Labor Day for Thursdays at 1:15 p.m. and Saturdays at 9 a.m., both in the Vineyard Haven Senior Center. Please check the attached box for reservation requirements.

We began the season on June 30,with six tables ably directed by Eric Stricoff. As is the case in every bridge game, there was much to talk about in the play.
On Board 24 West was dealing, with no one vulnerable:

                        NORTH

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Bridge Column: Oct. 8
This is my last bridge column of the season. Have a great winter and play plenty of bridge!
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Bridge Column: Oct. 1
When opponents give you some information unwisely, make the most of it.
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Bridge Column: Sept. 24
How should you play this hand to make the maximum number of club tricks? South was dealing, with no one vulnerable:
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Bridge Column: Sept. 17
What’s wrong with this auction? North was dealing, with no one vulnerable, on an OK Bridge Internet board:
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Bridge Column: Sept. 10
Here are some bidding and leading questions worth considering:
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Bridge Column: Sept. 3
Is there any way to rescue yourself after making a terrible bid?
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Bridge Column: August 27
I blew the chance to bid a slam on the following OK Bridge Internet board.
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At the Bridge Table: August 20
Bridge teacher and writer Larry Cohen tells his readers and students not to let opponents play contracts at the two level.
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Bridge Column: August 13
Jim Kaplan
Q. 1 —Sitting South and dealing, with no one vulnerable, you hold:
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