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Heather Dhondy

Subject/title Page Issue Series
1NT with a five-card major page 37 August 2007 The debate
5-5 in the black suits page 39 December 2007 The debate
Playing a contract after opponents open 1NT page 9 December 2008 Heather's hints
Even a weak hand can be important in defence page 23 February 2009 Heather's hints
Think before you win a trick page 19 April 2009 Heather's hints
Leave two-way guesses to the last possible moment page 19 June 2009 Heather's hints
Multi 2D page 41 June 2009 The debate
Playing for overtricks page 21 August 2009 Heather's hints
When making a plan, consider how the opponents might ruin it page 23 October 2009 Heather's hints
Playing a squeeze page 19 December 2009 Heather's hints
Think before you win a trick page 19 February 2010 Heather's hints
Finesses page 9 April 2010 Heather's hints
Bidding judgment page 9 June 2010 Ask Heather
A little extra chance page 21 June 2010 Heather's hints
Watch partner's small cards carefully page 33 August 2010 Heather's hints
Good declarer play, very hard defence page 45 October 2010 Heather's hints
Splinters page 9 October 2010 Ask Heather
Don’t consider one suit in isolation page 11 December 2010 Heather's hints
Awkward hands, akward calls page 9 February 2011 Ask Heather
Ace for attitude, king for count page 43 February 2011 The debate
Scrutinise the small cards page 9 April 2011 Heather's hints
Clues to the defence page 9 August 2011 Heather's hints
Shapely & balanced hands page 33 August 2011 Ask Heather
Maximise your tricks at pairs page 9 October 2011 Heather's hints
Try to stay one step ahead of your opponents page 11 December 2011 Heather's hints
Partner's problems page 9 February 2012 Heather's hints
Picture the unseen hands page 9 April 2012 Heather's hints
Don’t guard against bad breaks at pairs page 11 June 2012 Heather's hints
Heather's hints page 28 June 2012 Heather's hints
Cashing trumps page 17 August 2012 Heather's hints
Don’t ruff unless it gains page 9 October 2012 Heather's hints
Be cautious without a fit page 11 December 2012 Heather's hints
Double for penalties after a jump to 4M? page 36 December 2012 The debate
Avoidance plays page 9 February 2013 Heather's hints
Unassuming cue bids page 9 April 2013 Heather's hints
Planning at trick one page 9 June 2013 Heather's hints
Conning the defence page 40 August 2013 Heather's hints
Switching page 9 August 2013 Ask Heather
Signals page 9 August 2013 Ask Heather
Raising partner page 9 August 2013 Ask Heather
Deceptive defence page 9 October 2013 Heather's hints
Planning ahead page 13 December 2013 Heather's hints
Isolating the menace page 9 February 2014 Heather's hints
Negative inferences page 9 April 2014 Heather's hints
Guarding against bad breaks page 9 June 2014 Heather's hints
Kokish relays page 9 August 2014 Heather's hints
Bidding and play problem page 10 October 2014 Heather's hints
Unblocking page 12 December 2014 Heather's hints
Partner's signals page 10 February 2015 Heather's hints
Safety plays page 10 April 2015 Heather's hints
Identifying the problem page 10 June 2015 Heather's hints
Gathering clues page 10 August 2015 Heather's hints
Conning declarer page 10 October 2015 Heather's hints
Risk assessment page 12 December 2015 Heather's hints
Discovery plays page 12 February 2016 Heather's hints
Discovery plays page 24 April 2016 Heather's hints
Discovery plays page 12 June 2016 Heather's hints
Discovery plays page 12 August 2016 Heather's hints
Discovery plays page 8 October 2016 Heather's hints
Discovery plays page 12 December 2016 Heather's hints
Discovery plays page 8 February 2017 Heather's hints
Discovery plays page 6 April 2017 Heather's hints
Discovery plays page 18 June 2017 Heather's hints
Discovery plays page 22 August 2017 Heather's hints
Cutting communications page 26 October 2017 Heather's hints
Discovery plays page 30 December 2017 Heather's hints


Jeremy Dhondy

Subject/title Page Issue Series
Strong Club systems page 38 December 2009 The debate
Landy defence to 1NT page 45 October 2010 In a nutshell
Support doubles page 38 October 2011 The debate
Take out doubles page 36 April 2012 The Art of Doubling
Splinters with a singleton honour page 38 June 2012 The debate
Unusual NT page 13 December 2012 In a nutshell
The Bath coup page 57 October 2013 In a nutshell
Multi-landy page 57 December 2013 In a nutshell
Support doubles page 57 February 2014 In a nutshell


Richard Fleet

Subject/title Page Issue Series
Smith Peters page 43 April 2009 The debate
Support doubles page 39 October 2011 The debate


David Gold

Subject/title Page Issue Series
Take your time at trick one page 17 October 2014 Bridge tips
Setting problems for the opponents page 15 December 2014 Bridge tips
Keeping your hand hidden page 13 February 2015 Bridge tips
Light non-vul responses page 13 April 2015 Bridge tips
Leading trumps part 1 page 15 June 2015 Bridge tips
Leading trumps part 2 page 15 August 2015 Bridge tips
After partner has shown a 6-card suit page 15 October 2015 Bridge tips
NT opening shape part 1 page 6 February 2016 Bridge tips
NT opening shape part 2 page 6 April 2016 Bridge tips
Low level doubles page 10 June 2016 Bridge tips
Strong pre-empt in 3rd seat page 28 August 2016 Bridge tips
Jump shifts page 6 October 2016 Bridge tips
Kokish part 1 page 8 December 2016 Bridge tips
Kokish part 2 page 18 February 2017 Bridge tips
Kokish part 3 page 14 April 2017 Bridge tips
Modified Michaels page 22 June 2017 Bridge tips
After overcalls of 1NT by the opponents page 20 August 2017 Bridge tips
Long suit slam trial bids page 42 December 2017 Bridge tips


David Gostyn

Subject/title Page Issue Series
Roman Key Card Blackwood page 45 February 2009 The debate


Paul Hackett

Subject/title Page Issue Series
Smith Peters page 42 April 2009 The debate
Ace for attitude, king for count page 42 February 2011 The debate


Gunnar Hallberg

Subject/title Page Issue Series
Play a slam with me page 46 June 2010 Expert play


Frances Hinden

Subject/title Page Issue Series
Pre-empting page 46 August 2008 The debate
Defending against artificial pre-empts - part 1 page 32 April 2009 Defensive bidding
Defending against artificial pre-empts - part 2 page 54 June 2009 Defensive bidding
Defending against strong artificial opening bids page 42 August 2009 Defensive bidding
Stayman page 43 June 2010 The debate
Weak jump shift responses page 38 August 2011 The debate
Common Sense Defence Part 1 page 22 December 2011 Defensive bidding
Common Sense Defence Part 2 page 17 February 2012 Defensive bidding
Opening light page 39 August 2012 The debate
Endplays page 34 December 2012 Play technique
Overcalling 1NT page 48 October 2014 -
Reversing page 22 June 2015 -
Third suit forcing page 22 August 2015 -
Opening strong hands page 50 October 2015 -
Responsive doubles page 16 February 2016 -
3-6 shape rebids page 48 June 2016 -


Catherine Jagger

Subject/title Page Issue Series
Wriggle from 1NT doubled page 39 February 2010 The debate


Chris Jagger

Subject/title Page Issue Series
Weak NT page 38 February 2008 The debate
Opening with 4-4 in a major and a minor page 47 December 2008 The debate
Strong Club systems page 39 December 2009 The debate
Wriggle from 1NT doubled page 38 February 2010 The debate
Fourth highest leads page 42 October 2010 The debate
Cue bidding page 42 April 2011 The debate
Landy v Astro page 40 February 2012 The debate
Jacoby 2NT v Baron 2NT page 39 October 2012 The debate


Andrew Kambites

Subject/title Page Issue Series
The 1NT 'dustbin' bid page 19 February 2007 Practical NT bidding
After stayman and transfers page 19 April 2007 Practical NT bidding
After a 2NT opening (part 1) page 19 June 2007 Practical NT bidding
After a 2NT opening (part 2) page 17 August 2007 No-Trump Bidding
NT in competitive auctions page 30 October 2007 No-Trump Bidding
The no-trump overcall page 36 December 2007 No-Trump Bidding
Bidding the fourth suit page 40 February 2008 No-Trump Bidding
Concentration, concentration, concentration page 38 April 2008 Bridge psychology
Understanding competitive bidding page 34 June 2008 Competitive bidding
Unusual NT page 44 August 2008 Competitive bidding
Ghestem and Michaels cue bids page 36 October 2008 Competitive bidding
Defence to 1NT opening - including Astro page 48 December 2008 Competitive bidding
Protecting (balancing) page 46 February 2009 Competitive bidding
Law of total tricks - part 1 page 44 April 2009 Competitive bidding
Law of total tricks - part 2 page 38 June 2009 Competitive bidding
Law of total tricks - part 3 page 38 August 2009 Competitive bidding
Entering a competitive auction page 40 October 2009 Competitive bidding
Opponent pre-empts page 40 December 2009 Competitive bidding
Second player plays low' page 40 February 2010 Better defending
Covering an honour with an honour page 30 April 2010 Better defending
Benji Acol page 36 April 2010 The debate
Third player plays high page 44 June 2010 Better defending
Thurd hand play revisited page 36 August 2010 Better defending
Frozen suits part 1 page 40 October 2010 Better defending
Frozen suits part 2 page 38 December 2010 Better defending
Logical thinking page 41 February 2011 Better defending
Original thinking page 21 April 2011 Better defending
Entries & communication part 1 page 40 August 2011 Better defending
Entries & communication part 2 page 23 October 2011 Better defending
Entries & communication part 3 page 34 December 2011 Better defending
Inverted minor raises page 18 December 2011 The debate
Use your winning trumps page 42 February 2012 Better defending
Ruff-and-discard page 23 April 2012 Better defending
The uppercut page 40 June 2012 Better defending
Evaluating balanced hands page 41 August 2012 Bidding judgment
Light opening bids page 40 October 2012 Bidding judgment
Fits and misfits page 42 December 2012 Bidding judgment
Re-evaluating your hand page 40 February 2013 Bidding judgment
Judgment in slam bidding page 40 April 2013 Bidding judgment
Judgement in competitive auctions page 40 June 2013 Bidding judgment
Drop or finesse part 1 page 44 February 2015 Suit combinations
Drop or finesse part 2 page 42 April 2015 Suit combinations
Drop or finesse part 3 page 50 June 2015 Suit combinations
Restricted choice page 46 August 2015 Suit combinations
Balancing page 46 October 2015 Suit combinations
Break percentages page 48 December 2015 Suit combinations
End plays page 22 February 2016 Suit combinations
Safety plays page 26 April 2016 Suit combinations


Ron Klinger

Subject/title Page Issue Series
Ghestem v Michaels Cue-bids page 38 October 2009 The debate
Benji two bids: 2D openings page 34 December 2009 Better bidding
Benji two bids: 2C openings page 36 February 2010 Better bidding
Bidding four card suits up the line page 23 August 2010 The debate
Sleuth's quiz page 44 and 50 April 2016 Sleuth's quiz
Sleuth's quiz page 14 and 26 June 2016 Sleuth's quiz
Sleuth's quiz page 22 and 40 August 2016 Sleuth's quiz
Sleuth's quiz page 27 and 50 October 2016 Sleuth's quiz
Sleuth's quiz page 38 December 2016 Sleuth's quiz
Sleuth's quiz page 14 February 2017 Sleuth's quiz
Sleuth's quiz page 24 April 2017 Sleuth's quiz
Sleuth's quiz page 16 and 19 June 2017 Sleuth's quiz
Sleuth's quiz page 26 August 2017 Sleuth's quiz
Sleuth's quiz page 24 October 2017 Sleuth's quiz
Sleuth's quiz page 36 December 2017 Sleuth's quiz