Susanna Gross

Bridge

7 October 2017 9:00 am

Twenty-five years ago, Zia Mahmood offered a £1 million bet that no team of his choosing could ever be beaten…

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23 September 2017 9:00 am

I’m writing this from Stuart Wheeler’s beautiful villa in Tangier, in the hills just above the bay, where for a…

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9 September 2017 9:00 am

Aren’t the Irish supposed to be lucky? The Irish open team are having no luck at all at the moment.…

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26 August 2017 9:00 am

The ‘Lightner double’ is perfectly named: a bolt out of the blue which strikes fear into your heart. There you…

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12 August 2017 9:00 am

The Andrew Robson Bridge Club in Parsons Green deserves its huge success. The standard may not be as high as…

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22 October 2016 9:00 am

I felt like an absolute hypocrite the other week. Sally Brock’s team had just beaten Alexander Allfrey’s in the semi-finals…

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4 June 2016 9:00 am

The Hubert Phillips Bowl is one of my favourite tournaments of the year: a friendly, knockout event with a rather…

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21 May 2016 9:00 am

Sometimes Janet teases me that this should be called the David Gold Column, as I mention his name so frequently.…

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7 May 2016 9:00 am

I’ve been practising bidding online with my friend Guy Hart in preparation for the Spring Fours in Stratford (we’ll know…

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23 April 2016 9:00 am

Bridge is such an unforgiving game; you can’t afford to take your eye off the ball for a single moment.…

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9 April 2016 9:00 am

Well done to Janet and her team for their victory at the London Easter Congress. My own team — David…

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26 March 2016 9:00 am

Bridge players are a superstitious bunch. And I don’t just mean the steps they take to prepare for matches —…

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12 March 2016 9:00 am

Unless you’re an expert, it often pays to keep quiet at the bridge table — something I really ought to…

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27 February 2016 9:00 am

Over the years, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking, and canvassing opinion, about what to lead from AKxxx (or…

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13 February 2016 9:00 am

It’s got to be the most bizarre news story of the year: last week, no fewer than 50 Thai police…

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30 January 2016 9:00 am

If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster, and treat those two impostors just the same… Well, Kipling obviously never…

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16 January 2016 9:00 am

Forgive me for the outdated, clichéd expression but …GIRL POWER! The surprise winners of last weekend’s TGRs auction pairs were…

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2 January 2016 9:00 am

This might be the most beautiful hand I’ve ever seen. I came across it while reading one of the old…

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5 December 2015 9:00 am

If you don’t play bridge, you really should avoid gatherings of bridge players — you’ll find us excruciatingly dull. I’ve…

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21 November 2015 9:00 am

Bravissimo! The Italians have won gold yet again at the European Champions Cup. The event was launched in 2002, and…

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7 November 2015 9:00 am

Congratulations to my old pal Lou Hobhouse, who has just been appointed the new editor of the English Bridge Union…

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24 October 2015 9:00 am

It’s not surprising that so many bridge players feel such a sentimental attachment to The Young Chelsea. The club was…

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10 October 2015 9:00 am

There’s no doubt about it: I’m an addict. A BBO addict. Since the Bermuda Bowl began, nearly a fortnight ago,…

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26 September 2015 8:00 am

This has been the most shocking saga in the entire history of bridge. In the face of overwhelming evidence that…

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12 September 2015 9:00 am

The bridge world continues to be electrified by the scandal that Janet wrote about last week. Lotan Fisher and Ron…