The Bermuda Triangle

The annual world championship of bridge is called the Bermuda Bowl because the event started out there in 1950 – and returned to the island twice more for the 25th and 50th anniversaries in 1975 and 2000. But all other years, it has been staged somewhere else around the world, from China to India to … [Read more...]

Stealing the bid: Is there a bridge burglarette in town?

Although I played twice last week at the Bridge Studio of Delaware with different partners and teammates and got some additional MasterPoints, I couldn’t find a good hand on the “bridge burglar” theme of stealing a bid or a contract. There was no clever trickery – if we got a good board, our … [Read more...]

Michaels bridge convention

Return to the Bridge Burglar’s Guide to Bridge Bidding Conventions The Michaels bridge convention is used to steal the bid from a partnership that has started the auction with an opening bid and find out if opponents, who probably have the minority of high-card points, have any possibility of … [Read more...]