Bridge

Bridge

23 January 2020 3:00 pm

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

Bridge

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…

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28 September 2019 9:00 am

The World Championships, held in Wuhan, China, came to the end of a gruelling eight days of qualification (eight teams…

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21 September 2019 9:00 am

The bridge world championships are underway in Wuhan in China, and I’m obsessively following the action online. Fortunately it’s taking…

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14 September 2019 9:00 am

Not many male bridge players over a certain age (ten) would call themselves feminists. I won’t repeat what the partner…

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7 September 2019 9:00 am

Benjaminised Acol, better known as ‘Benji Acol’ — and its variant ‘Reverse Benji’ — is one of the most commonly…

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31 August 2019 9:00 am

When did ‘literally’ become, literally, the most annoying word in the English language? Fairly recently I would guess, because ‘like’…

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24 August 2019 9:00 am

Terence Reese’s concentration at the bridge table was legendary. Most people know the story of how Boris Schapiro once wagered…

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10 August 2019 9:00 am

‘Table presence’ is a funny old expression. It sounds as though it refers to a player’s magnetic appeal or domineering…

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3 August 2019 9:00 am

TGR’s Bridge Club in Paddington is the daily home to those of us who want to play bridge but cannot…

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27 July 2019 9:00 am

Bridge isn’t a game you can get good at quickly. It takes years to reach a reasonable standard — far…

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20 July 2019 9:00 am

I have always thought the term ‘bridge holiday’ was an oxymoron. When I travel with my team to various events,…