Bridge (card game)

At the Bridge Table: Sept. 11

Editor’s note: Paul Laliberte is writing this week’s bridge column.

At the Bridge Table

Bridge players at the Tisbury Council on Aging celebrated the third annual Rosemary Taylor Day on July 26. A popular player who used to say, “It’s a Bidder’s Game,” Taylor (July 29, 1923-July 9, 2009) would have loved seeing those words on the cake served in her memory last week. She’d also have loved seeing 10 full tables, with hand records available afterward under

At the Bridge Table

After 20 years spent teaching bidding, I’m instructing students in play of the hand this summer. My main textbook is Plan Before You Play by Howard Ringel.

At the Bridge Table

Sometimes hands can be worth more than they might appear to be. Useful upgrading tactics aided North-South on this deal, with East dealing and East-West vulnerable: