English Bridge article index - page 7

Educational articles - by Author (L-Z)

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Sandra Landy

Subject/title Page Issue Series
Overcalling in a suit page 13 February 2007 Standard English
Takeout doubles page 13 April 2007 Standard English
Responding to partner's overcall page 13 June 2007 Standard English
Leads page 34 August 2007 Standard English
Leading fourth highest page 26 October 2007 Standard English
Leading against suit contracts page 35 December 2007 Standard English
Opening leads v suits page 28 February 2008 Standard English
Returning partner's suit page 30 April 2008 Standard English
Leading against suit contracts page 32 June 2008 Standard English
Leads against slams page 37 August 2008 Standard English
You open 1NT and partner invites game page 29 October 2008 Standard English
Responding when opener rebids 1NT page 45 December 2008 Standard English
Responding to 2C opening page 43 February 2009 Standard English
Strong 2s & weak 2s page 41 April 2009 Standard English
Weak 2 bids and responses page 45 June 2009 Standard English
Bidding when opponents open a weak 2 page 45 August 2009 Standard English
Weak three openings page 45 October 2009 Standard English
High-level pre-empts page 43 December 2009 Standard English
Gambling 3NT page 45 February 2010 Standard English
Blackwood page 35 April 2010 Standard English
4NT opening bid page 37 June 2010 Standard English
Bidding four card suits up the line page 22 August 2010 The debate
Partnership agreements when leading page 38 August 2010 Standard English
Top of a sequence leads page 46 October 2010 Standard English
Leading an ace against NT page 44 December 2010 Standard English
Leading a king against NT page 33 February 2011 Standard English
Leading small cards page 34 April 2011 Standard English
Leading against suit contracts page 21 August 2011 Standard English
Leading fourth highest page 13 October 2011 Standard English


David Matthews

Subject/title Page Issue Series
3NT cue-bid page 38 February 2009 Your favourite conventions


Alan Mould

Subject/title Page Issue Series
Stayman page 42 June 2010 The debate
Cue bidding page 41 April 2011 The debate


Freddie North

Subject/title Page Issue Series
Upgrading/downgrading balanced hands page 34 October 2007 Fine-tuning
Finessing partner page 40 December 2007 Fine-tuning
As declarer, don’t lose sight of the wider picture page 19 February 2008 Fine-tuning
The best tip I ever received page 11 April 2008 Fine-tuning
5-3-3-2 hands page 11 June 2008 Fine-tuning
The Henry VIII Coup page 41 August 2008 Fine-tuning
Responding to 1NT opening page 13 October 2008 Fine-tuning
Surround plays page 17 December 2008 Fine-tuning
Deception in defence page 19 February 2009 Fine-tuning
Double fits page 25 April 2009 Fine-tuning
Jeremy Flint's leading tip page 11 June 2009 Fine-tuning
Think about partner's opening lead page 11 August 2009 Fine-tuning
Leading singletons page 11 October 2009 Fine-tuning
Endplays page 11 February 2010 Fine-tuning
Hidden depths page 41 June 2010 Fine-tuning
Leading against a slam page 12 August 2010 Fine-tuning


Graham Osborne

Subject/title Page Issue Series
Distribution counts page 28 August 2017 Passive v aggressive
Take note of the bidding page 58 October 2017 A hand from life


Derek Patterson

Subject/title Page Issue Series
Don’t worry about overtricks page 25 December 2011 Teams tactics
When in doubt bid game page 21 February 2012 Teams tactics
Doubles of partscores page 17 April 2012 Teams tactics
Penalty doubles of game contracts part 1 page 19 June 2012 Teams tactics
Penalty doubles of game contracts part 2 page 9 August 2012 Teams tactics
Sacrificing page 17 October 2012 Teams tactics
Advance sacrifices page 19 December 2012 Teams tactics
Taking risks at teams page 16 February 2013 Teams tactics
Leading from AK v. No trumps page 34 April 2013 Opening leads
Clues from the bidding page 37 August 2013 Opening leads
Longest and strongest leads? page 13 October 2013 Opening leads
Listen to the bidding page 27 December 2013 Opening leads
Cutting down ruffs page 17 February 2014 Opening leads
Leading to 3NT page 35 April 2014 Opening leads
Leading against 6NT page 19 June 2014 Opening leads
Leading against six of a suit page 47 December 2014 Opening leads


Ian Payn

Subject/title Page Issue Series
Michaels Cue-bids v Ghestem page 39 October 2009 The debate


Julian Pottage

Subject/title Page Issue Series
Attitude signals page 36 June 2008 The debate


Barry Rigal

Subject/title Page Issue Series
Roman Key Card Blackwood page 44 February 2009 The debate
Five card major systems page 40 August 2009 The debate
Third and fifth leads page 43 October 2010 The debate
Double for take out after a jump to 4M? page 37 December 2012 The debate


Andrew Robson

Subject/title Page Issue Series
Duplicate Pairs tactics page 5 August 2007 Pairs tactics
A bold bidding tip page 5 October 2007 Pairs tactics
Choose to defend against vulnerable opponents page 5 February 2008 Pairs tactics
Pairs is about frequency of gain, not amount of gain page 5 April 2008 Pairs tactics
Leading against 5-of-a-minor page 5 June 2008 Pairs tactics
Don't push for close slams at pairs page 5 August 2008 Pairs tactics
4H/4S or 3NT page 5 October 2008 Pairs tactics
Sacrificing is rarely right at pairs page 5 December 2008 Pairs tactics
Support once in competitive auctions page 5 February 2009 Pairs tactics
Don't push for close games at pairs page 5 April 2009 Pairs tactics
Let the opponents playin a vulnerable part score page 5 June 2009 Pairs tactics
Compete at a low level at Love All page 5 August 2009 Pairs tactics
Make plays that work most of the time page 5 October 2009 Pairs tactics
Drawing the necessary conclusions page 7 December 2009 Pairs tactics
Play in your major, not NT page 5 February 2010 Pairs tactics
Limit your loses in a popular contract page 5 April 2010 Pairs tactics
Leaving in take out doubles page 5 June 2010 Pairs tactics
Don’t take risks page 5 August 2010 Pairs tactics
Passive leads against 1NT page 5 October 2010 Pairs tactics
When not to lead partner's suit page 7 December 2010 Pairs tactics
First & last boards of the session page 5 February 2011 Pairs tactics
Don't bid close slams page 5 April 2011 Pairs tactics
Cashing out page 5 August 2011 Pairs tactics
Stayman or raise to 3NT page 5 October 2011 Pairs tactics
Don’t let the opponents steal undoubled page 7 December 2011 Pairs tactics
Trick targets page 5 April 2012 Pairs tactics
Don't 'try' for game page 7 June 2012 Pairs tactics
Splinters with a singleton honour page 39 June 2012 The debate
Competitive auctions page 5 August 2012 Pairs tactics
Aim high in a universal contract page 5 October 2012 Pairs tactics
Quick or slow defence page 7 December 2012 Pairs tactics
Protecting (balancing) page 5 February 2013 Pairs tactics
Using stayman page 5 April 2013 Pairs tactics
Staying focussed in defence page 5 June 2013 Pairs tactics
Practical bidding page 5 August 2013 Pairs tactics
When you shouldn’t overall page 5 October 2013 Pairs tactics
Passing take-out doubles page 7 December 2013 Pairs tactics
Don’t make bad choices page 5 February 2014 Pairs tactics
Overcalling 1NT page 5 April 2014 Pairs tactics
4H/4S or 3NT page 5 June 2014 Pairs tactics
Bid safely, play boldly page 5 August 2014 Pairs tactics
Responding to partner's overcall page 6 October 2014 Pairs tactics
Declaring an anti-room contract page 8 December 2014 Pairs tactics
Third-in-hand openings page 6 February 2015 Pairs tactics
Love all part scores page 6 April 2015 Pairs tactics
Leading an ace page 6 June 2015 Pairs tactics
Slam bidding page 6 August 2015 Pairs tactics
Defending anti-room contracts page 6 October 2015 Pairs tactics
Weak jump overcalls page 8 December 2015 Pairs tactics
Bidding with Qs & Js page 8 February 2016 Double bid or pass
Showing extra strength page 8 April 2016 Double bid or pass
Sacrificing page 6 June 2016 Double bid or pass
5-level bidding page 6 August 2016 Double bid or pass
Bidding based on vulnerability page 12 October 2016 Double bid or pass
Low level doubles page 18 December 2016 Double bid or pass
Bidding for the lead page 6 February 2017 Double bid or pass
Sacrificial slams page 8 April 2017 Double bid or pass
After partner has passed page 6 June 2017 Pairs tactics
Law of total tricks page 12 August 2017 Double bid or pass
Bidding over the opposition's 1NT page 18 October 2017 Double bid or pass


Neil Rosen

Subject/title Page Issue Series
Landy v Astro page 41 February 2012 The debate
Unassuming cue bids page 25 June 2012 Stage 2 conventions
Fourth suit forcing page 24 August 2012 Stage 2 conventions
Multi-landy page 25 October 2012 Stage 2 conventions
Jacoby 2NT v Baron 2NT page 38 October 2012 The debate
Weak 2 bids and responses page 26 December 2012 Stage 2 conventions
Lebensohl page 26 February 2013 Stage 2 conventions
Defence against weak 2s page 22 April 2013 Stage 2 conventions
Defence against the multi page 22 April 2013 Stage 2 conventions
Fit-jumps (or jump-fits) page 44 June 2013 Stage 2 conventions
Leaping Michaels page 20 August 2013 Stage 2 conventions
Non-leaping Michaels page 20 August 2013 Stage 2 conventions
Bergen raises page 24 October 2013 Stage 2 conventions
Two-way checkback page 44 December 2013 Stage 2 conventions
Five card majors page 21 and 59 February 2014 Bidding systems
Responsive doubles and competitive doubles page 40 February 2014 Stage 2 conventions
Five card majors, part 2 page 39 and 59 April 2014 Bidding systems
Exclusion Roman Key-card Blackwood page 22 April 2014 Stage 2 conventions
Five card majors, part 3 page 17 and 59 June 2014 Bidding systems
Advanced splinters page 26 June 2014 Stage 2 conventions
Five card majors, part 4 page 46 and 58 August 2014 Bidding systems
Grand slam force page 37 August 2014 Stage 2 conventions
Five card majors, part 5 page 30 and 66 October 2014 Bidding systems
Specific ace blackwood page 42 October 2014 Stage 2 conventions
Five card majors, part 6 page 31 and 66 December 2014 Bidding systems
Defence to a strong club page 42 December 2014 Stage 2 conventions
Smith Peters part 1 page 22 February 2015 Advanced defence
Five card majors, part 7 page 51 and 67 February 2015 Bidding systems
Smith Peters part 2 page 28 April 2015 Advanced defence
Ace for attitude, king for count page 44 June 2015 Advanced defence
Strong king leads page 42 August 2015 Advanced defence
Suit preference signals part 1 page 54 October 2015 Advanced defence
Suit preference signals part 2 page 42 December 2015 Advanced defence
Suit preference signals part 3 page 40 February 2016 Advanced defence
Second player plays low' page 20 April 2016 Advanced defence
Surround plays page 18 June 2016 Advanced defence
Counting hands page 20 August 2016 Advanced defence
Negative doubles page 16 October 2016 Add one thing
Game tries page 10 and 65 December 2016 Add one thing
Lebensohl part 1 page 26 and 69 February 2017 Add one thing
Lebensohl part 2 page 26 and 66 April 2017 Add one thing
Lebensohl after weak 2 page 8 and 67 June 2017 Add one thing
Lebensohl after reverses page 10 and 70 August 2017 Add one thing
Fourth suit forcing page 28 and 70 October 2017 Add one thing


Ed Scerri

Subject/title Page Issue Series
Doubling opponents' cuebids page 29 February 2007
Jumping after a game forcing bid page 21 June 2007
Namyats page 41 August 2007 Bridge extras
When in doubt, bid one more' page 21 October 2007 Bridge extras
Pre-protection page 32 April 2008 Bridge extras
Breaking transfer page 29 June 2008 Bridge extras
Think pairs page 27 August 2008 Bridge extras
Eight ever, nine never page 21 October 2008 Bridge extras


Brian Senior

Subject/title Page Issue Series
Avoidance play in suit contracts page 17 February 2007 All about trumps
Coup en passant page 17 April 2007 All about trumps
Endplays page 17 June 2007 All about trumps
Trump reduction & endplays page 38 August 2007 All about trumps
Squeeze play - part 1 page 30 December 2007 All about trumps
Squeeze play - part 2 page 36 February 2008 Good technique
Safety plays page 40 April 2008 Good technique
Restricted choice page 38 June 2008 Good technique
Deceptive play page 48 August 2008 Good technique
More deception page 40 October 2008 Good technique
IMPs v Match Points page 38 April 2009 Top Table
Strong jump shift responses page 39 August 2011 The debate


Marc Smith

Subject/title Page Issue Series
Pre-empting page 47 August 2008 The debate


Tom Townsend

Subject/title Page Issue Series
Strong NT page 39 February 2008 The debate
Multi 2D page 40 June 2009 The debate
Weak jump overcalls v Intermediate jump overcalls page 39 April 2012 The debate
Doubling Stayman & transfers page 19 August 2014 -