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  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    15 Jul 2020

    Carefully Does It. Maybe only two losers in your major suit game. That sounds not too hard an ask. However, we did say "maybe". "Maybe", there could be one or two more lurking. "Carefully does it."   South DealsE-W Vul... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show - 103

    15 Jul 2020

      This week's show includes: What is the link between Bridge and Ballet?     New Plymouth features in a Road Trip Whitebait fritters anyone 3 in a car travelling across the motu North Shore to Hamilton to New Plymouth,... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    14 Jul 2020

    Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. All you need is one finesse to work and then you can claim your 9 tricks and move on (maybe with an overtrick on a good day!). Both opponents are in the bidding. Both could have the missing king. You know... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    13 Jul 2020

    Michael Miles: original show compere. “Open the Box”..or “Take the Money”. Am I showing my age in quoting from a very old English television game show called “Take Your Pick” where contestants were given the... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    12 Jul 2020

    A Rightful Reason? A little look at defending a part-score, today and, in particular, in what you would lead at trick 1. Just a simple no -trump opening and a transfer. No help from your partner. No stand-out obvious lead. So, anything could be... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    11 Jul 2020

    Making the most of good fortune. You escaped the lead which would defeat your slightly ambitious contract. Yet, the contract failed, partly through sensible defence, partly because of a bad break in a side suit and partly because the declarer... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    10 Jul 2020

    “DODGING BULLETS.” A mild auction, at least initially but it “hots up”. Today’s deal focuses initially on what your partner might expect from support of their overcall and whether a decision to double the opponents... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    9 Jul 2020

        Danger: Beware! It is not that the path you are walking on is slippery. You are safe at the bridge table!  It is that the finesse you are about to take would end the hopes of making your contract if it fails.  ... read more here

  • Online Israeli Bridge Congress

    9 Jul 2020

    Please find details of the Israeli Online Bridge Festival starting on Friday July 10th.  for further details Online 1st Israeli International Bridge... (0.45MB) read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    8 Jul 2020

    A Strange Choice? How can a decision seem both obvious and yet very strange? Such are the mysteries conjured up by bridge bidding. On one hand, the bid I chose (yes, I own up before anyone else is tainted with the decision!) seemed obvious and on... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Radio Show - 102

    8 Jul 2020

      Included this week: Isolation closes down National Congress’s normal venue Richard Solomon shares a smidgen of info with us that it will continue Down to 2 venues and all will be revealed – fingers crossed – next... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    7 Jul 2020

    BOLDNESS PAYS. It does not always. You make an attacking lead and immediately, you know that it is an absolute disaster. Sit there and wait to score your honours and you will be rewarded. Sometimes. The trick is to know when to wait and when to... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    6 Jul 2020

    Not so strong any more. You start off with a more than decent hand, a solid suit, top honours in a second, and a void as well. However, by the time your partner has not only bid this void suit, but gone on to suggest slam in that suit, you must... read more here

  • New Youth Bridge Appointment

    6 Jul 2020

    New Zealand Bridge is pleased to welcome Paul Coleman to the role of National Youth Development Worker. This is a part-time role which oversees the development of our new young players whether in schools or tertiary education. It covers their... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    5 Jul 2020

    Entry to the “Club”s When you are setting up a long suit in a weak hand, you must be very mindful of entries to that hand. "Being mindful"means taking small risks that a suit will not break too badly to ensure that you make the... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    4 Jul 2020

    Follow Suit? Actually, you cannot because it is the fourth round the club suit has been played and everyone followed to the first three rounds. So, you just have to find one discard.Only one. Surely, that cannot be too painful?  ... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    3 Jul 2020

    “Don’t put all your eggs in just one basket”. Options…keeping them open for as long as you can. If you do not succeed at first, then perhaps you can try again. Once you commit down one road, it may be impossible to turn... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    2 Jul 2020

                     The auction..that is! Reopening Issues. How and when to reopen in the balancing position? What to do when partner does reopen with a double? These... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    1 Jul 2020

    “Rock Crushers”. During the course of a bridge competition, you pick up some fairly dull 2 or 3 counts, some with a bit more interest, even a few opening hands and just occasionally one that stands out from the rest. Like the one... read more here

  • The Bridge Zone Show - 101

    1 Jul 2020

      This week's show includes:     Face to Face Bridge tournament starts in Hamilton   Hear some new jokes on the this show We laugh out loud with Zia He a new book being released soon We talk about regular contact... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    30 Jun 2020

    Unforeseen Danger. A play problem for today. You receive a pretty friendly lead to your game contract. It should be an easy make…should be. Sometimes players can take their mind off the ball…. East DealsNone Vul... read more here

  • National Congress Update

    30 Jun 2020

      On behalf of New Zealand Bridge and the National Bridge Congress Organising Committee, I would like to thank all players who have made suggestions as to alternative venues as to where we could hold this year’s National Congress. We... read more here

  • Daily Bridge in New Zealand

    29 Jun 2020

    How high and how? The opposition are not giving you an easy run. Vulnerability is in their favour and you have managed one bid and you are already at the 5-level for your next. The first decision to make is whether you should “take the... read more here

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