Susanna Gross

Bridge

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…

Bridge

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…

Bridge

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…

Bridge

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…

Bridge

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…

Bridge

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…

Bridge

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…

Bridge

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…

Bridge

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…

Bridge

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…

Bridge

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…

Bridge

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…

Bridge

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…

Bridge

30 August 2014 9:00 am

I was talking to the brilliant 27-year old Israeli player Alon Birman at the recent Brighton Congress, when suddenly there…

Bridge

16 August 2014 9:00 am

Some bridge hands are so sad that they make you want to cry. At least, that’s how my friend Lou…

Bridge

2 August 2014 9:00 am

The brilliant American bridge writer and former world champion Eddie Kantar once overheard two wives in his bridge class arguing…

Bridge

19 July 2014 9:00 am

The recent Open European Championship was won by Israel — but right up to the end, Monaco and England were…

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5 July 2014 9:00 am

Our Golden Oldies have brought home the Gold! Many congratulations to the England players who have won the Seniors Teams…

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21 June 2014 8:00 am

It takes a lot for me to give up on a ‘double-dummy’ bridge problem — i.e. one in which you…

Bridge

7 June 2014 9:00 am

Have you ever been told by an expert that a bid you’ve made is foolish, badly judged or plain wrong?…

Bridge

24 May 2014 9:00 am

There’s no point in soft-soaping it: however long you’ve been playing bridge, however well you think you play, if you’ve…

Bridge

10 May 2014 9:00 am

The more I watch top-class players bid their hands, the more I abide by the philosophy: points, schmoints! Obviously, we…

Bridge

26 April 2014 9:00 am

It’s no coincidence that many card players excel at both bridge and poker. The poker legend Gus Hansen plays a…