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"Having sex is like playing bridge. If you don't have a good partner, you'd better have a good hand."
--Woody Allen

This site is a collection of articles from magazines and books that may be useful for researching various aspects about bridge. I started it out of need. Very often I would be discussing something with a partner and I would remember having read an article or book somewhere on the topic. That was usually followed by a few hours of rummaging through old Bridge World magazines or ACBL Bulletins or bridge books. This is an attempt to classify those articles for easy retrieval.

There is no advocacy for a particular system or methods here. For example, over 2C is 2D better used to show controls or "waiting"? There are articles by experts on both approaches. Was "Kokish" meant to be used only with bad responder hands which can only be described by 2D over 2C? According to Eric, himself, the answer is "yes". Yet there are bidding problems in which the experts use Kokish when 2D is waiting (see Larry Cohen's article under "Constructive Bidding").

I've tried to classify things into various compartments, but there is the inevitable overlap since an article on "partnership advice" can also touch on competitive bidding methods. One day I plan to add a search engine so that these there will be no need for these classifications.

Please write to me at if you have any suggestions on how to improve the site or you have found bugs.

Here are some other useful bridge links: (has a great tool for diagramming hands) (Fantastic site dedicated to bridge lovers - has links to hundreds of other sites) (Descriptions of most modern conventions, history of bridge)

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"Don't bother signaling if you like my lead, partner; just smile and nod." -- Chico Marx


Last Revised: 31-Dec-2011