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The Aces on Bridge: Friday, March 6th, 2020


A V Ramana RaoMarch 20th, 2020 at 11:36 am

Hi Dear Mr Wolff
Perhaps West can be advised read S J Simon’s book ” Why you lose at Bridge”

A V Ramana RaoMarch 20th, 2020 at 11:38 am

Advised to read. Damned mobile typing

bobbywolffMarch 20th, 2020 at 1:59 pm


Better to have read Skippy Simon’s book you mentioned, than to worry about your mobile typing.

Let sleeping dogs lie, rather than awake them, as West did to declarer, and pay an overwhelming price for it (exactly 890 points).

And even if greed only would have meant down one, instead of two, it still would have meant greed caused only a break even, not a gain.

Keep adding and/or subtracting those results and, at least when playing against capable players, West will soon be looking for a new partner.

Better to sometimes risk doubling when holding only a singleton small in their trump suit as a means to tempt declarer into possibly beating himself in the play.

However doing such, sometimes runs a much smaller risk, and at least, that gamble usually will be only a mission to not giving away the farm while both increasing chances for an unlikely set and if not, and as the bidding suggests, he will certainly not run into a redouble.

A V Ramana RaoMarch 20th, 2020 at 2:33 pm

In a lighter vein , perhaps West’s partner would be looking for a new partner rather than West

bobbywolffMarch 20th, 2020 at 3:10 pm


Yes. if whatever happens happen, and with both partners becoming active, they may definitely not become (according to today’s quote) happily gruntled, but rather definitely, add the dis.