These articles were, originally, listed chronologically as published in the local papers. The new listing, by article subject matter, should make it easier to select an area of specific interest. The latest, most current, article will be shown immediately below this text and will be moved to its appropriate subject matter area when replaced. Additionally, the Hand Commentaries for the Play & Learn and Improvers' Classes have been made available.

If you like the changes to this page, tell your friends; any comments or suggestions for improvements in the presentation of these articles should be passed, by this link, to Henry. This text dated 29 March 2015.

 

Presentations at Improvers' Classes:

Doubles (Frid 26TH October 2018) : Click Here

Thinking Bridge (Frid 30TH November 2018): To Follow

Hand Evaluation 11 Oct 2013 (Sam Malkani)   Stayman/Transfers 6 Dec 2013 (Eddie McGeough) Ruffing For Extra Tricks 7 Feb 2014 (Thomson Kerr)
Card Play 11 Apr 2014 (Jim Tudor) Elements of Defence 10 Oct 2014 (Sam Malkani) Third Hand High 5 Dec 2014 (Thomson Kerr)
Passive Defence 6 Feb 2015 (Jim Tudor)  Competitive Bidding 13 March 2015 (Sandy Anderson) Essential Techniques 9 Oct 2015 (Sam Malkani)
Card Play 4 Dec 2015 (Gordon Smith) Judgement in Bridge 5 Feb 2016 (Sam Malkani) Fourth Suit Forcing  8 April 2016 (Thomson Kerr)
MP/Agg 2 Dec 2016 (Sandy Anderson)  Cue Bidding 3 Feb 2017 (Sam Malkani) Laws & Ethics 8 April 2017 (Fiona Abbott)

  


  

 Hand Commentaries from the Play & Learn Sessions:

  24 Jan 2014 28 Feb 2014 28 Mar 2014
30 May 2014 26 Sep 2014 31 Oct 2014
30 Jan 2015 27 Feb 2015 27 Mar 2015

 


 

 Hand Commentaries from the Improvers Classes:

Sam -  11 Oct 2013 Eddie - 6 Dec 2013   Thomson 7 Feb 14
Jim - 11 Apr 14  Sam 10 Oct 14  Thomson 5 Dec 14 
 Jim - 6 Feb 15  Sandy - 13 Mar 15  Sam - 9 Oct 15
Gordon 4 Dec 15  Sam - 5 Feb 2016  Thomson 8 Apr 16  
   Sandy - 2 Dec 16  

 

 


Readers have been discussing these articles with, and directing questions to, Jim Tudor. Your questions arising from hands that you encounter in Club play or in competition can also be forwarded, through this link, to Jim. All  articles have been posted in local papers on the dates shown.

Happy  bridging.

Select a link to an Article or a Question, or a Hand Commentary booklet:

The Bidding The Lead The Play Play & Learn Improvers
Opening Bids   Opening Lead_1 Declarer's Play at Trick 1 Hand Commentaries Hand Commentaries
Opening 1st, 2nd & 3rd Opening Lead_2  Declarer's Play at Trick 1_2 24 Jan 2014 Sam -  11 Oct 2013
The Reverse   Opening Lead_3    28 Feb 2014 Eddie - 6 Dec 2013
   Opening Lead_4 Signals to Partner 28 Mar 2014 Thomson 7 Feb 14
  Opening Lead_5      
Hand Evaluation     30 May 2014 Jim - 11 Apr 14
Hand Evaluation in NT   Card Play_1  26 Sep 2014 Sam 10 Oct 14
    Card Play_2 31 Oct 2014 Thomson 5 Dec 14
Responding   Card Play_3  30 Jan 2015 Jim - 6 Feb 15
Responding_2 Question 1   Card Play_4 27 Feb 2015 Sandy - 13 Mar 15
     Card Play_5 27 Mar 2015  
Limit Raises       Sam - 9 Oct 15
    3rd Hand Play    Gordon 4 Dec 15
Use Of The Double_1 / Question 1 / Question 2        
The Take-out Double   Deception Plays    Sam - 5 Feb 2016
Use Of The Double_2       Thomson 8 Apr 16
Doubling For Penalties   Suit Combinations_1     
    Suit Combinations_2    Sandy - 2 Dec 16
1NT Overcalls_Natural        
1NT Overcalls_Conventional    Who Has What?    
         
Stayman_1     Psychology at the Table    
Stayman_2         
Stayman_3   Splitting Honours     
Stayman Over 2NT        
Finding a 5-3 Major Fit
       
         
2-level Opening Bids_1 /  Question 1         
2-level Opening Bids_2 /  Question 1         
         
Vulnerability         
Defend or Compete?         
         
Defence v NT        
         
         
Defence Against Weak 2s        
Defence To Multi-Two        
Defence Against Complex Systems         
         
2-suited Conventions Question 1         
2-suited Conventions_2         
         
Competitive Bidding_1        
Competitive Bidding_2        
Competitive Bidding_3         
Competitive Bidding_4         
 Competitive Bidding_5        
Competitive Bidding_6         
         
Cue Bidding to Slam / Question 1        
Slam Bidding_2         
Blackwood        
         
Fourth Suit Forcing         
         
4-card v 5-card Majors        
         
Splitting Honours      
       
Awkward Hands      
Defence to 1NT      
       
Cashmore/Robson_1