Susanna Gross

Bridge

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Forgive me for the outdated, clichéd expression but …GIRL POWER!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…

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29 August 2015 9:00 am

I hope Zia Mahmood will forgive me. It’s not often I come across a contract that he has failed to…

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15 August 2015 9:00 am

I hadn’t realised quite what a thriving bridge scene Manchester has until spending a weekend there recently. I went with…

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1 August 2015 9:00 am

Imagine going to a golf tournament and finding yourself competing against Rory McIlroy; or a tennis match and facing Roger…

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18 July 2015 9:00 am

Omar Sharif did so much for bridge. He inspired countless others through his own devotion to the game (‘Acting is…

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4 July 2015 9:00 am

I had no idea until last week that Burt Lancaster was a passionate bridge player. I found out after meeting…

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20 June 2015 9:00 am

Captaining a bridge team in a knock-out competition can be a thankless task. Sometimes, the hardest thing of all is…

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6 June 2015 9:00 am

The Hacketts are probably the best known bridge-playing family in the world. They live in Manchester but travel constantly —…

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23 May 2015 9:00 am

I was lucky enough to sit next to David Gilmour of Pink Floyd at a friend’s dinner the other night.…

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9 May 2015 9:00 am

I couldn’t help snorting when I came across an article in the Guardian last week (about the ongoing legal battle…

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25 April 2015 9:00 am

Congratulations to the Welsh women’s team, who staged one of the most spectacular comebacks I’ve ever seen at last weekend’s…

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11 April 2015 9:00 am

Bridge has always been a game of highs and lows, but what happened to Janet de Botton and her partner…