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David Bakhshi Mike Bell Sarah Bell June Booty Paul Bowyer
Sally Brock Michelle Brunner Michael Byrne Chris Chambers Simon Cope
Heather Dhondy Jeremy Dhondy Richard Fleet David Gold David Gostyn
Paul Hackett Gunnar Hallberg Frances Hinden Catherine Jagger Chris Jagger
Andrew Kambites Ron Klinger Sandra Landy David Matthews Alan Mould
Freddie North Graham Osborne Derek Patterson Ian Payn Julian Pottage
Barry Rigal Andrew Robson Neil Rosen Ed Scerri Harold Schogger
Brian Senior Marc Smith Tom Townsend


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 14 and 48 August 2017 Heffalump traps
Heffalump traps page 8 and 42 October 2017 Heffalump traps
Heffalump traps page 12 and 52 December 2017 Heffalump traps
Heffalump traps page 12 and 42 February 2018 Heffalump traps
Heffalump traps page 12 and 48 April 2018 Heffalump traps
Heffalump traps page 12 and 36 June 2018 Heffalump traps
Heffalump traps page 14 and 36 August 2018 Heffalump traps
Heffalump traps page 14 and 38 October 2018 Heffalump traps
Heffalump traps page 10 and 46 December 2018 Heffalump traps
Heffalump traps page 8 and 48 February 2019 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
Responding to partner's opening page 8 December 2017 ACOLytes - Know the basics
Opener's rebid page 6 February 2018 ACOLytes - Know the basics
Opener's rebid part 2 - Rebidding no trumps page 8 April 2018 ACOLytes - Know the basics
Opener's rebid part 3 - bidding a new suit page 6 June 2018 ACOLytes - Know the basics
Opener's rebid part 3 - repeating a suit page 10 August 2018 ACOLytes - Know the basics
Partnership quiz: Acol page 12 October 2018 ACOLytes - Know the basics
Pre-empting page 8 December 2018 ACOLytes - Know the basics
Pre-empting page 6 February 2019 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


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 part 1 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
The gentle art of counting part 4 page 10 and 66 December 2017 Basic cardplay
Suit combinations - part 1 page 10 and 73 February 2018 Basic cardplay
Suit combinations - part 2 page 10 April 2018 Basic cardplay
Suit combinations - part 3 page 8 and 67 June 2018 Basic cardplay
Suit combinations - part 4 page 12 and 74 August 2018 Basic cardplay
Suit combinations - part 5 page 8 and 67 October 2018 Basic cardplay
Suit combinations - part 6 page 12 and 67 December 2018 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
Bidding grand slams - part 1 page 22 December 2017 Traps for the unwary
Bidding grand slams - part 2 page 24 February 2018 Traps for the unwary
Roman Keycard Blackwood - part 1 page 16 April 2018 Traps for the unwary
Roman Keycard Blackwood - part 2 page 28 June 2018 Traps for the unwary
Roman Keycard Blackwood - part 3 page 16 August 2018 Traps for the unwary
Limit bid or forcing bid? page 16 October 2018 Traps for the unwary
Second round bidding page 16 and 68 December 2018 Traps for the unwary
Second round bidding page 10 and 67 February 2019 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
Five card majors - responding to one of a minor page 28 December 2017 Transition
Five card majors - minor over a minor page 34 February 2018 Your questions
Five card majors - partner opens a major page 28 April 2018 Transition
Five card majors - opener's rebid page 22 June 2018 Transition
Five card majors - opponents overcall page 22 August 2018 Transition
Five card majors - we open 1 minor, they intervene page 26 October 2018 Transition
Five card majors - opener's rebid in competition page 30 December 2018 Transition
Five card majors - Transition page 26 February 2019 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


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
Discovery plays page 20 February 2018 Heather's hints
Discovery plays page 26 April 2018 Heather's hints
Discovery plays page 26 June 2018 Heather's hints
Discovery plays page 20 August 2018 Heather's hints
Clever play page 20 October 2018 Heather's hints
Clever play page 20 December 2018 Heather's hints
Strong Twos page 36 December 2018 Strong Twos
Clever Play page 22 February 2019 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
After opposition double partner’s major page 27 and 74 February 2018 Bridge tips
Responding to 2NT after opponent's weak 2M page 30 and 69 April 2018 Bridge tips
4th seat, 1NT overcall page 18 and 68 June 2018 Bridge tips
Weigh up the evidence page 28 August 2018 Bridge tips
Picturing partners shape page 24 December 2018 Bridge tips
What does a discard say? page 28 February 2019 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 -
Leading a singleton trump page 28 February 2018 Your questions


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
Sleuth's quiz page 22 February 2018 Sleuth's quiz
Sleuth's quiz page 18 April 2018 Sleuth's quiz
Sleuth's quiz page 24 June 2018 Sleuth's quiz
Sleuth's quiz page 9 August 2018 Sleuth's quiz
Sleuth's quiz page 18 October 2018 Sleuth's quiz
Sleuth's quiz page 26 December 2018 Sleuth's quiz


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
Careful defence at trick one page 26 and 68 December 2017 A hand from life
Increasing your chances page 14 February 2018 A hand from life
Olly pulls a fast one page 20 April 2018 A hand from life
Cross-ruffing page 20 June 2018 A hand from life
Bidding is a give-away page 7 August 2018 A hand from life
Ducking page 29 October 2018 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 Double bid or pass
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
Double to say a bit more page 18 December 2017 Double bid or pass
An introduction to squeezes page 35 December 2018 Squeezes


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 after 1NT part 1 page 26 and 69 February 2017 Add one thing
Lebensohl after 1NT 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 part 1 page 28 and 70 October 2017 Add one thing
Fourth suit forcing part 2 page 20 and 67 December 2017 Add one thing
Transfer breaks and intervention page 30 and 76 February 2018 Add one thing
Transfers to minor suits page 22 and 70 April 2018 Add one thing
Low level doubles page 30 and 70 June 2018 Add one thing
Low level doubles 2 - support doubles page 26 and 68 August 2018 Add one thing
Reversing page 30 and 68 October 2018 Add one thing
Reversing - part 2 page 28 and 69 December 2018 Add one thing
The weak no trump page 24 and 72 February 2019 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


Harold Schogger

Subject/title Page Issue Series
The theory of final destination page 34 December 2018 Guest contribution


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 -