Delayed Alerts

What a way to start the 2016 New Year – with a zinger of an argument at the table, and winning it! With the Voidwood (or Exclusion Blackwood) convention, my partner Christine and I reached an unbeatable 6 Clubs contract in the auction, but our very competitive opponent, the solid A player Freeman … [Read more...]

Up or Down

As they move up through the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) ranks, regular duplicate players face a choice. Do you play “down,” looking for weaker competition to beat up to gain MasterPoints more quickly, or do you play “up,” measuring yourself against tougher players in a field where it may … [Read more...]

Exotic Conventions

My partner Christine and I don’t play a lot of complicated and arcane conventions. We like to keep things as simple as possible and use as few as possible artificial bids to avoid confusion. And we’ve rarely found ourselves lamenting not playing a certain convention because it was the only tool that … [Read more...]

Voidwood bridge bidding convention

Return to the Bridge Burglar's Guide to Bridge Bidding Conventions Voidwood bridge bidding convention is an exotic bidding convention designed to find out if a Small Slam or perhaps even a Grand Slam is possible – even when the partnership may be missing an Ace (or in extreme cases maybe even two … [Read more...]