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2020
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2019
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Penalty Doubles of 1NT
June Adobe PDF file
1NT with a 5-Card Major?
May Adobe PDF file
Singleton leads
April Adobe PDF file
Reverses
March Adobe PDF file
Opening 1NT versus 1NT overcall
February Adobe PDF file
Third Suit Rebids
January Adobe PDF file
Jacoby 2NT or Splinter Raise?

2018
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Opener cue bids after an overcall
November Adobe PDF file
A 1NT response in/out of competition
October Adobe PDF file
The failure to redouble?
September Adobe PDF file
Using/Abusing the Unusual 2NT
August Adobe PDF file
Escaping 1NT with a long minor
July Adobe PDF file
Redouble trouble
June Adobe PDF file
How to improve your game
May Adobe PDF file
2NT overcall of a Weak Two Bid? and ... Negative Doubles
April Adobe PDF file
Lavinthal, Odd/Even, UDCA?
March Adobe PDF file
Notrump responses to a take-out double
February Adobe PDF file
Forcing bids
January Adobe PDF file
Preempt with a side 4-card Major?

2017
December Adobe PDF file
Plan a 2nd bid before you make your 1st
November Adobe PDF file
Third Seat Preempts
October Adobe PDF file
Fast Arrival after a 2C opener
September Adobe PDF file
2NT over a Weak Two = Strong, not Unusual
August Adobe PDF file
Reopening 1NT showing 18-19
July Adobe PDF file
Bergen Raises/bidding & defending
June Adobe PDF file
Expert advice? NOT!
May Adobe PDF file
Responding "up the line"?
April Adobe PDF file
Step responses to 2C
March Adobe PDF file
1NT response after an overcall shows stopper?
February Adobe PDF file
Splinter Raises
January Adobe PDF file
Short suit evaluation

2016
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1M P 4M = ? How strong?
November Adobe PDF file
Interference over a strong 2C opener
October Adobe PDF file
2H over 1S shows five?
September Adobe PDF file
Recommended Conventions
August Adobe PDF file
1. Forcing bids holding forcing values, 2. Guessing high or low after 0-3/1-4 responses to Keycard?
July Adobe PDF file
Advancing overcalls
June Adobe PDF file
Notrump responses to opening bids
May Adobe PDF file
Modern Third Seat Openings
April Adobe PDF file
More on The Suggestion of 22
March Adobe PDF file
Advancing an overcall of a preempt
February Adobe PDF file
A one bid or a preempt?
January Adobe PDF file
Opening 1NT with a singleton

2015
December Adobe PDF file
Less rigid Weak 2 Bid requirements
November Adobe PDF file
Responding and rebidding after a strong 2C opening
October Adobe PDF file
How to make penalty doubles playing Negative Doubles
September Adobe PDF file
Honor leads: Notrump versus suit contracts
August Adobe PDF file
Strength showing continuations by opener
July Adobe PDF file
Suit preference: use and abused
June Adobe PDF file
2NT invitations after a 1NT opener
May Adobe PDF file
Closeout versus constructive continued
April Adobe PDF file
Closeout versus constructive
March Adobe PDF file
Jump overcalls after preempts
February Adobe PDF file
Simple versus limit raise
January Adobe PDF file
Partnership counselling

2014
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Lebensohl advances after doubles of weak two bids
November Adobe PDF file
ore support showing cue-bids
October Adobe PDF file
Support showing cue-bids
September Adobe PDF file
Cue-bid advances of take out doubles
August Adobe PDF file
Preempt or open at one level?
July Adobe PDF file
Continuations after support showing cue bids
June Adobe PDF file
Luck versus skill at Matchpoints
May Adobe PDF file
Value showing continuations by opener
April Adobe PDF file
Suggestion of 22 revisited
March Adobe PDF file
Third Suit Rebids
February Adobe PDF file
When to lead trump?
January Adobe PDF file
Redoubles

2013
December Adobe PDF file
Standard American two level responses
November - no article October Adobe PDF file
Continuations after Stayman
September Adobe PDF file
Fourth Suit Forcing
August Adobe PDF file
Reverses
July Adobe PDF file
Weak Jump Overcalls
June - no article May Adobe PDF file
Suggested Conventions Updated
April Adobe PDF file
Strong Opening hand in pass-out seat
March Adobe PDF file
Rebids with a shapely minimum opening
February Adobe PDF file
Jump overcalls in pass-out seat
January Adobe PDF file
Opener shows delayed support for responder’s major
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Better Bridge article(s)

2016
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2015
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2014
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2013
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Play in suit contracts—count winners AND losers!
March Adobe PDF file
Opener’s rebid with a balanced 18 points using in 2/1 GF; Using judgment when opening 1NT
January Adobe PDF file
Leading away from a king
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