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The Law of Symmetry by Ely Culbertson

February 23, 2020

This is an excerpt from Ely Culbertson's 1954 "Contract Bridge Complete" regarding the frequency of balanced and unbalanced distributions. The chapter is still as relevant as it was 70 years ago.


Bridge Bidding Systems

February 16, 2020

Links and descriptions to many types of bidding systems.


Triple Squeeze

February 16, 2020

A squeeze against one defender in three different suits.


The Most Brilliant Play Ever Made

February 23, 2020

This is an excerpt from Milton C. Work's book "Auction Developments", published in 1913.


Bridge Axioms by J.B. Elwell

February 2, 2020

J.B. Elwell may be most famous as the American expert mysteriously shot to death in 1920. But his 1907 book, "Bridge Axioms and Laws", contains a wealth of interesting axioms that are still relevant today.


Walsh Responses to 1

February 2, 2020

A style of responding to 1 that prioritizes both majors over diamonds.


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Bidding Conventions

A list of all 130+ bidding conventions, principles and systems on this site.  


SAYC (Standard American Yellow Card) is a 5-card major bidding system popular in online bridge.  

Famous Bridge Players

Famous bridge players, both celebrities and professionals.  

Bergen Raises

Bergen raises are a form of specialized major-suit raises after a 1H or 1S opening.  

Jacoby 2NT

Jacoby 2NT is an artificial, game-forcing response to partner's 1M opening bid (e.g. 1 : 2NT).  

Jacoby Transfers

Jacoby Transfers are used when partner bids no-trumps and you hold a 5+ card major.  

Michaels Cuebid

The Michaels convention is a type of cuebid that shows a two-suited hand.  

Lebensohl After a 1NT Opening Bid

Lebensohl is a convention used when your partner opens 1NT and the next player makes an overcall.  

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