Wednesday, March 29, 2006

I may have to learn to pass

On the BBO Forums I came across a new idea. Well, new to me. Passing because you want to defend. See.... I always thought we were passing because we didn't want to declare. No, it's not really the same thing, is it? Now, I am not willing to embrace the lure of passing to pass, but I like the idea of passing to punish.

So, this is the new blip on my mental radar, some hands are good for defense. And there's even a book about it. And theory. The Book is Robson and Segal's "Partnership Bidding in Bridge" And the theory is called the Offensvie to Defensive Ratio.

Hard to explain this but I feel like I just found a new door in my house that leads to a room or a closet I didn't know was there. Bridge is interesting.


Anonymous rq4mulae said...

My bible is "Partnership Defense in Bridge" / Kit Woolsey @1991, Devyn Press, Inc. Unfortunately, I haven't had a persistant partnership, so my religion is dusty. However, I've long enjoyed greater satisfaction from setting a makeable contract, than making a settable contract. Perhaps because I'm more successful at the former?

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