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Spades!

WDBC 2019-10-16

Pete Matthews Jr

Last updated : Oct 17, 2019 23:05 EDT
DSI Double Trouble

WDBC 2019-09-13

Pete Matthews Jr

Last updated : Sep 19, 2019 00:06 EDT
Nashville (includes opening lead problem & simulation)

Nashville Regl 2019-07

Pete Matthews Jr

Last updated : Jul 8, 2019 21:19 EDT
Hearts with Spades

WDBC 2019-06-12

Pete Matthews Jr

Last updated : Jun 14, 2019 22:07 EDT
Trouble

WDBC 2019-05-17

Pete Matthews Jr

Last updated : Jun 6, 2019 22:08 EDT
Silly Squeeze

WDBC 2019-05-02

Pete Matthews Jr

Last updated : Jun 6, 2019 22:01 EDT
Ignorance

WDBC 2019-04-09

Pete Matthews Jr

Last updated : Jun 6, 2019 21:55 EDT
Conflagration

WDBC 2019-03-00

Pete Matthews Jr

Last updated : Jun 6, 2019 21:49 EDT
Careful Play; Penalty Card

WDBC 2019-02-04

Pete Matthews Jr

Last updated : Jun 6, 2019 21:47 EDT
Free Bid

WDBC 2019-02-01

Pete Matthews Jr

Last updated : Jun 6, 2019 21:38 EDT
Threading a Major Nightmare

WDBC 2018-11-21

Pete Matthews Jr

Last updated : Jun 6, 2019 21:32 EDT
Double and Cue Bid

WDBC 2018-08-21

Pete Matthews Jr

Last updated : Jun 6, 2019 21:16 EDT
Opening Lead against 3NT

WDBC 2018-08-09

Pete Matthews Jr

Last updated : Jun 6, 2019 21:16 EDT
  But I Had My Bid!

Stewart Rubenstein reports this competitive part-score deal from Monday afternoon, 2018 February 26.

West
Stewart Rubenstein
North
 
East
Pete Matthews, Jr.
South
 
  1 2 2
Double (responsive) Pass 2♠ Double
?      

Everybody pretty much has their bids, right?

Stewart asked himself “WWZD (What Would Zach Do)?”

Redouble! +1270. 1551 out of 1551 matchpoints in The Common Game.

Last updated : Jun 6, 2019 17:16 EDT
Defensive Problem

WDBC 2018-01-26

Pete Matthews Jr

Last updated : Jun 6, 2019 17:14 EDT
Which Major

WDBC 2017-10-18

Pete Matthews Jr

Last updated : Jun 6, 2019 17:10 EDT
  Bridge Tale: Science and a Ten-card Suit

About one hand in 60,000 contains a ten-card suit. If you play 24 hands a day, five days a week, 50 weeks a year, expect to pick up a ten-card suit about once a decade.

On Friday 163 Norths playing in the morning Common Game picked up ten solid diamonds and three singletons. In Westwood, 11 of 12 Norths declared 5, 5X, 6, or 6X. Ten of them took 12 tricks. With the North hand hidden, only one East found the spade shift to hold North to 11 tricks (but they were in 5X).

I was the final North to pick up those ten diamonds. Lefty opened 1♣, partner bid 2♣ (majors), and righty bid 2♠ (apparently natural). All I wanted to know was how many aces partner held, so I leapt to 4NT (plain old Blackwood?!—what else could it be?). Partner bid 5 (one ace). Imagine his shock and dismay when I passed!

With my hand exposed as dummy, East won her partner’s club lead and shifted to a spade. I was briefly pleased that I’d stopped in just the right contract, until I saw that it was a cold bottom!  —Tim Hill  2017-09

Last updated : Jun 6, 2019 17:06 EDT
Precision Slam

WDBC 2017-05-02

Pete Matthews Jr

Last updated : Jun 6, 2019 16:54 EDT
Two Deals

WDBC 2017-03-15

Pete Matthews Jr

Last updated : Jun 6, 2019 16:51 EDT
Trumped

WDBC 2016-03-26

Pete Matthews Jr

Last updated : Jun 6, 2019 16:39 EDT
Low from a Doubleton

WDBC 2015-09-24

Pete Matthews Jr

Last updated : Jun 6, 2019 16:28 EDT