English Bridge article index - page 5

Educational articles - by Author (A-C)

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David Bakhshi

Subject/title Page Issue Series
Trumps or No Trumps page 23 February 2007 Your questions
How should this hand be bid page 23 June 2007
Splinters page 25 August 2007 Your questions
Protecting (balancing) page 11 October 2007 Your questions
Jumping in the 4th suit page 19 December 2007 Your questions
Frozen suits page 9 February 2008 Your questions
2S response to 1NT opening page 19 April 2008 Your questions
Raising on a 3-card suit page 19 August 2008 Your questions
Roman Key Card Blackwood page 13 December 2008 Useful conventions
Splinters page 11 February 2009 Useful conventions
Trial bids page 11 April 2009 Useful conventions
Cue bidding page 17 August 2009 Useful conventions
Jacoby 2NT page 19 October 2009 Useful conventions
Stayman page 23 December 2009 Useful conventions
Transfers part 1: major suits page 25 February 2010 Useful conventions
Transfers part 2: minor suits page 18 April 2010 Useful conventions
Landy defence to 1NT page 18 June 2010 Useful conventions
Defending against weak 2s page 18 August 2010 Useful conventions
Michaels cue-bids (two suited overcalls) page 44 October 2010 Useful conventions
Defending against Michaels cue bids page 32 December 2010 Useful conventions
Attitude signals page 21 February 2011 Signals & discards
Count signals page 17 April 2011 Signals & discards
Suit preference signals page 17 August 2011 Signals & discards
Discarding page 43 October 2011 Signals & discards
Declarer play at trick 1 page 18 April 2013 Mistakes people make
Errors in signalling page 18 June 2013 Mistakes people make
Mistakes in planning page 34 August 2013 Mistakes people make
Blackwood errors page 39 October 2013 Mistakes people make
Trouble with trumps page 34 December 2013 Mistakes people make
Memory mishaps page 44 February 2014 Mistakes people make
Heffalump traps page 8 and 42 October 2017 Heffalump traps


Mike Bell

Subject/title Page Issue Series
Barber response to Benji 2C page 18 August 2016 -


Sarah Bell

Subject/title Page Issue Series
Opening bids page 6 August 2017 ACOLytes - Know the basics
Opening 1NT page 6 October 2017 ACOLytes - Know the basics


June Booty

Subject/title Page Issue Series
Opening and responding to 1NT page 17 October 2008 Really easy bridge
Weakness take-out to 1NT page 33 December 2008 Really easy bridge
Opening one of a suit page 33 February 2009 Really easy bridge
Responding to 1H or 1S page 35 April 2009 Really easy bridge
Responding to partner with no fit page 25 June 2009 Really easy bridge
When partner responds 1NT page 25 August 2009 Really easy bridge
Opener's rebid page 37 October 2009 Really easy bridge
Really Easy declarer play in no-trumps page 37 December 2009 Really easy bridge
Balanced hands with 15-19 points page 43 February 2010 Really easy bridge
Responding to 1NT rebid page 29 April 2010 Really easy bridge
Play in NT page 25 June 2010 Really easy bridge
Responder's rebid page 43 August 2010 Really easy bridge
Heffalump traps page 14 and 48 August 2017 Heffalump traps


Paul Bowyer

Subject/title Page Issue Series
Count signals page 37 June 2008 The debate
Four card major systems page 41 August 2009 The debate
Benji Acol page 37 April 2010 The debate
Inverted minor raises page 19 December 2011 The debate
The Hold-up part 1 page 35 April 2012 Basic cardplay
The Hold-up part 2 page 20 June 2012 Basic cardplay
Counting winners and losers page 20 August 2012 Basic cardplay
Opening light page 38 August 2012 The debate
Ruffing losers in dummy page 20 October 2012 Basic cardplay
Timing page 22 December 2012 Basic cardplay
Using the trump suit page 20 February 2013 Basic cardplay
Ducking to establish suits page 26 April 2013 Basic cardplay
Ducking for tempo page 24 June 2013 Basic cardplay
Ruffing high page 16 August 2013 Basic cardplay
4-4 fits page 20 October 2013 Basic cardplay
The crossruff page 22 December 2013 Basic cardplay
The finesse part 1 page 26 February 2014 Basic cardplay
The finesse part 2 page 16 April 2014 Basic cardplay
The finesse part 3 page 21 June 2014 Basic cardplay
Cover an honour part 1 page 24 August 2014 Basic cardplay
Cover an honour part 2 page 26 June 2015 Basic cardplay
Cover an honour part 3 page 26 August 2015 Basic cardplay
Planning the play part 1 page 24 October 2015 Basic cardplay
Planning the play part 2 page 28 December 2015 Basic cardplay
Trump control page 18 February 2016 Basic cardplay
Trump control page 14 April 2016 Basic cardplay
Percentage plays part 1 page 16 June 2016 Basic cardplay
Percentage plays part 2 page 14 August 2016 Basic cardplay
Restricted choice page 18 October 2016 Basic cardplay
Empty spaces page 28 December 2016 Basic cardplay
Loser-on-loser play page 16 and 68 February 2017 Basic cardplay
The gentle art of counting page 10 and 66 June 2017 Basic cardplay
The gentle art of counting part 2 page 8 and 69 August 2017 Basic cardplay
The gentle art of counting part 3 page 10 and 68 October 2017 Basic cardplay


Sally Brock

Subject/title Page Issue Series
Opening with 4-4 in a major and a minor page 46 December 2008 The debate
The development of Acol page 29 February 2009 Your questions
Five card stayman page 40 August 2010 Your questions


Michelle Brunner

Subject/title Page Issue Series
1NT with a five-card major page 36 August 2007 The debate
5-5 in the black suits page 38 December 2007 The debate


Michael Byrne

Subject/title Page Issue Series
Stayman page 21 August 2010 Traps for the unwary
Don't conceal your major suits as responder page 13 October 2010 Traps for the unwary
Blackwood page 17 December 2010 Traps for the unwary
Forcing or not? page 13 February 2011 Traps for the unwary
Reversing page 13 April 2011 Traps for the unwary
Overcalling page 13 August 2011 Traps for the unwary
Take out doubles page 19 October 2011 Traps for the unwary
Responder's rebid page 17 December 2011 Traps for the unwary
Opener's jump shift page 13 February 2012 Traps for the unwary
Weak jump overcalls v Intermediate jump overcalls page 38 April 2012 The debate
Opening & rebidding a 5-card suit page 13 April 2012 Traps for the unwary
Opening 2NT page 15 June 2012 Traps for the unwary
Acol 2C opening part 1 page 13 August 2012 Traps for the unwary
Acol 2C opening part 2 page 13 October 2012 Traps for the unwary
Pre-empting page 17 December 2012 Traps for the unwary
High level pre-empts page 13 February 2013 Traps for the unwary
Doubling 1NT page 13 April 2013 Traps for the unwary
Redoubling part 1 page 13 June 2013 Traps for the unwary
Redoubling part 2 page 13 August 2013 Traps for the unwary
Protective bidding part 1 page 17 October 2013 Traps for the unwary
Protective bidding part 2 page 19 December 2013 Traps for the unwary
Protective bidding part 3 page 13 February 2014 Traps for the unwary
Eight ever, nine never page 17 April 2014 Rules and maxims
The Unusual No-Trump page 12 April 2014 Traps for the unwary
The rule of 15 page 57 June 2014 Rules and maxims
Coping with pre-empts part 1 page 12 June 2014 Traps for the unwary
Rule of 7 page 57 August 2014 Rules and maxims
Coping with pre-empts part 2 page 12 August 2014 Traps for the unwary
Rule of 19 page 65 October 2014 Rules and maxims
Raising partner page 22 October 2014 Traps for the unwary
Rule of 14 page 65 December 2014 Rules and maxims
Jacoby page 18 December 2014 Traps for the unwary
Rule of 11 page 66 February 2015 Rules and maxims
Splinters page 18 February 2015 Traps for the unwary
4441 hands - part 1 page 18 April 2015 Traps for the unwary
4441 hands - part 2 page 18 June 2015 Traps for the unwary
Opening 1NT page 18 August 2015 Traps for the unwary
Game tries page 18 October 2015 Traps for the unwary
Responding bids page 20 December 2015 Traps for the unwary
Responder's rebid page 38 February 2016 Traps for the unwary
Openers rebid page 42 April 2016 Traps for the unwary
Responding to take out doubles page 36 June 2016 Traps for the unwary
High take out doubles page 30 August 2016 Traps for the unwary
Michaels cue-bids (two suited overcalls) page 20 October 2016 Traps for the unwary
High two suited overcalls page 26 December 2016 Traps for the unwary
4th seat openings page 28 and 70 February 2017 Traps for the unwary
4th seat openings - pre-empts page 18 and 66 April 2017 Traps for the unwary
Should you head for slam? page 24 and 68 June 2017 Traps for the unwary
Cue bids or Blackwood page 24 August 2017 Traps for the unwary
Cue bidding - continue or sign-off? page 20 and 69 October 2017 Traps for the unwary


Chris Chambers

Subject/title Page Issue Series
Five card majors - the opening bid page 18 August 2017 Transition
Five card majors - the opening bid part 2 page 16 October 2017 Transition


Simon Cope

Subject/title Page Issue Series
Pairs v teams page 8 August 2016 Tactics
Bidding at MP Pairs page 30 October 2016 Tactics
Par contracts - declarer page 20 December 2016 Tactics
Par contracts - defending page 20 February 2017 Tactics
Insurance plays page 22 April 2017 Tactics
Leading with style page 20 June 2017 Tactics