Susanna Gross

Bridge

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…

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28 March 2015 9:00 am

Janet de Botton and I decided to spice things up a bit at the Young Chelsea heat of the nationwide…

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14 March 2015 9:00 am

Why do men always yell at the television or keep up a running commentary while watching sport? My husband does…

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28 February 2015 9:00 am

Bridge players never get bored of each other’s company for one simple reason: interesting hands are like juicy bits of…

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14 February 2015 9:00 am

Before returning to Australia about a decade ago, Michael Courtney spent several years playing high-stake rubber bridge in London. Those…

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31 January 2015 9:00 am

If you and your partner ever want to improve your bidding system, I can’t recommend Phil King highly enough as…

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17 January 2015 9:00 am

This may sound odd, given its male-only membership, but the Portland is one of my favourite bridge clubs. I’m one…

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3 January 2015 9:00 am

It’s surprising how many perfectly good bridge players lack confidence when it comes to squeeze plays. They seem to think…

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6 December 2014 9:00 am

I witnessed utter carnage at the bridge table the other week. I was watching the European Champions Cup online when…

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22 November 2014 9:00 am

It’s one of the burning political issues of the day: why don’t more MPs play bridge? Two weeks ago, the…

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8 November 2014 9:00 am

To get good results at bridge, it’s not enough to play well — your opponents need to play badly; and…

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25 October 2014 9:00 am

Forget the 5-2 diet. To lose weight the easy way, why not take up competitive bridge? I’ve just come back…

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11 October 2014 9:00 am

Has Zia Mahmood cried wolf one too many times? He’s still the undisputed master of the ‘psyche’ — he has…

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27 September 2014 8:00 am

There aren’t many instantly recognisable stars in the bridge world, but Andrew Robson is definitely one — as he was…

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13 September 2014 9:00 am

Unlike poker, there’s not much money to be made from bridge tournaments (consider yourself lucky if you win £40 in…