The Club will resume its usual activities as soon as it can, but this may be a few weeks away.  In the meantime, please enjoy the web articles and if you have any requests, suggestions or come across something that may be of interest to other members let us know. 



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Online Bridge

There are so many ways to play bridge online these days it is difficult to know where to start. (If you need help feel free to contact me).

The follow list has been taken from the EBU suggestions : Bridge Club Live, BBO and Funbridge to study no fear bridge UK(for acol) or COM for five card majors is a great resource for solo play (contact me for free access) and Bridge Master on BBO. ..........

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 World's oldest bridge club

The Portland Club in London is generally considered by many as the oldest card club in the world. Founded around 1815 as the Stratford Club, it was given its present name in 1825.
Ian Fleming was a member of the club and in his novel Moonraker, the Blades Club were James Bond and Hugo Drax play bridge is reportedly modelled on the Portland Club (see yesterday's snippet).
Having lost the lease on its own premises the club now meets regularly these days at the Army and Navy Club in Pall Mall, London.
See here an article on Andrew Robson's website entitled Skillful play at the worlds oldest Bridge Club

Last updated : 7th Apr 2020 22:41 BST

Previous snippets can be accessed here Or by going to the menu under PREVIOUS ARTICLES.

Last updated : 1st Apr 2020 08:40 BST
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A useful concept for declarer is to identify which defender holds 


- this is the defender you don't want on lead. Maybe he has a string of winners in a suit in no trumps, or 

he might lead through your unprotected King

Take your finesses so that if they lose, the other defender is on lead.


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Last updated : 7th Apr 2020 06:42 BST
Bidding Quiz

Playing IMPS (teams), what should South bid?

Expert panel opinion : 2 100 points, 3NT 70 points, 4♣ 60 points, 3♣ 10 points. 

2 is the best bid as it doesn't preclude a minor contract, still enables a NT option and for most pairs is forcing. 

Last updated : 7th Apr 2020 09:45 BST
Competitive bidding quiz

What will you bid? 4♠, double or pass ?

Last updated : 6th Apr 2020 10:48 BST
Quiz 8

South plays in 6♠ West leads K♣  How do you play the contract?

Don't take the K♣ with the A♣ but play low and ruff. Then draw the outstanding trump and lead a diamond towards the Q 

If West goes up with the Ace you can discards a heart in dummy on the K if he ducks you can discard the K on the A♣ and only lose a heart. 

Last updated : 6th Apr 2020 09:29 BST
Quiz 9

South is in 6NT West leads J 

How do you make your contract?

You win with the K and lead a club to hand and find the 4-0 holding with East. You need to create two entries in dummy to make all the clubs or make 3 spades and give up the Q♣ .
You therefore lead the 10♠ and run it. If the 10 wins you will have 3 spades and can play clubs from the top and enter dummy with the A♠ after losing the Q♣  and cashing 10♣ .
If instead the 10♠  loses to East's Q♠ you will have 2 entries to dummy to repeat the finesse and later cash the last club.

This play would be unnecessary in a 6♣ contract as the thirteenth club would be a trump and no entry to dummy would be needed to cash it. 

Last updated : 7th Apr 2020 09:47 BST
More Quizzes

Try clicking here for past quizzes, crosswords and puzzles or go to PREVIOUS ARTICLES in the menu where past Daily Snippets can also be accessed.

Last updated : 1st Apr 2020 08:45 BST
Message from your committee

Good afternoon everyone,

I hope this finds you all safe and well.

Anita is daily preparing things of interest for us all on the club website, we would like to hear from you, are you logging on? Are you all keeping busy?

Can we help anyone with shopping or hospital visits or collecting prescriptions? We have members in a wide area who are very willing to help with these things.

Yesterday, we had an email from a bridge player, not a member of our club saying how much she is enjoying the interesting & fun things posted on our website & especially mentioned Peter Hindleys very entertaining article.

We would like to hear from you all, there is a members whatsapp group which you can join, you can email info@javeabridgeclub.com or me. pat.ford4647@gmail.com 

Hope we can all meet for an afternoon of bridge before too long,

Best wishes,


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Art for Everybody

National Theatre

Many theatre and artists are now providing the same live streaming options such as Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Check out your favourites

Jesus Christ Superstar will be live streaming this Friday

There are even Shakespeare plays with remote actors using Zoom! Different!

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