Bridge

Bridge | 4 April 2020

4 April 2020 9:00 am

I’m finding it harder than I thought to concentrate while playing bridge online. And not just because my two children…

Bridge | 28 March 2020

28 March 2020 9:00 am

It was impossible to imagine, when I filed my column a fortnight ago, that I would be writing this one…

Bridge | 21 March 2020

21 March 2020 9:00 am

Bridge is obviously another casualty of the coronavirus. Clubs have closed their doors; tournaments have been cancelled; championships have been…

Bridge | 14 March 2020

14 March 2020 9:00 am

Just back from Monaco, the tiny principality famously dubbed ‘a sunny place for shady people’ by Somerset Maugham. Pierre Zimmermann,…

Bridge | 07 March 2020

7 March 2020 9:00 am

I love the French expression esprit de l’escalier (‘wit of the staircase’); it perfectly captures that moment of frustration when…

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29 February 2020 9:00 am

Bridge experts are a lovely lot. They give their time freely and generously to encourage and teach students and bring…

Bridge 22 February 2020

21 February 2020 10:00 pm

I’d love to be a fly on the wall when the Rimstedts and their children get together over supper. One…

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15 February 2020 9:00 am

The annual Icelandic bridge tournament, held in Reykjavik at the end of January, is one of the best on the…

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7 February 2020 10:00 pm

As hosts of this year’s Lady Milne Trophy — the women’s home international series — England get to field two…

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1 February 2020 9:00 am

Have I mentioned that I played for England in the Camrose? And not for the first time either. Sadly this…

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24 January 2020 10:00 pm

Sad to say, the length of time you’ve been playing bridge is no indication of how good you are. Indeed,…

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18 January 2020 9:00 am

2019 was a big year for Alex Hydes. HUGE in fact. He won, almost consecutively, three major international titles and…

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11 January 2020 9:00 am

The new year is a daunting prospect in terms of the sheer amount of bridge taking place. Rather like buses,…

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21 December 2019 9:00 am

For Christmas this year I am giving you a double-dummy problem. Too generous, I hear you cry — but better…

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14 December 2019 9:00 am

These days, young people expect to learn new skills online, for free. So how do we introduce a new generation…

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7 December 2019 9:00 am

As 2019 draws to a close, it is time to review the year’s achievements and disappointments. My team’s highest achievement…

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30 November 2019 9:00 am

Nothing is ever routine or boring when Alex Hydes is at the table. One of England’s best players, he’s a…

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23 November 2019 9:00 am

Well, it has taken 12 years, two relegations, one second place and endless ‘nowheres’ playing the Premier League and we…

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16 November 2019 9:00 am

Congratulations to Janet de B and her team, who had an excellent week last week — as I know to…

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9 November 2019 9:00 am

Erikas Vainikonis and his father Vytas are terrific bridge players and have supported the game very generously. Their brilliant new…

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2 November 2019 9:00 am

Peter Fredin may not be the best bridge player in the world, but he gets my vote for the most…

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26 October 2019 9:00 am

A couple of weeks ago two of the most prestigious events in the bridge nutter’s diary took place on the…

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19 October 2019 9:00 am

I’m just back from Beijing, where I’ve been playing in the Hua Yuan Cup, an invitational tournament for the eight…

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12 October 2019 9:00 am

After all the excitement of England making the playoffs in all four events at the World Championships in China, only…

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5 October 2019 9:00 am

The world bridge championships are finally over — and I don’t remember another where the England players gave us such…