Warren Watson

Play Bridge: Two Hearts over One Spade

Tips and tricks for bridge players

Play Bridge: Two-over-one bidding system

Two-over-one is a bidding system in which the direct response to partner’s opener also shows an opener if it is a new suit at the two-level.

Play Bridge: Weak two with five

Tips and tricks for bridge players new and experienced

Play Bridge: Lead inhibiting bid

Tips and tricks for bridge players

Play Bridge: Minimum hand poses challenges

Tips and tricks for bridge players new to experienced.

Play Bridge: Holding five clubs and four diamonds

"Although one wants to pre-empt the auction as much as legitimately possible, one does not want to pre-empt bad suits."

Play Bridge: Rebidding a minor with five and a stiff

Tips and tricks for players new to experienced.

Play Bridge: Rebidding a major with five

Tips and tricks for bridge players new to experienced.

Play Bridge: Tricks in response with One No Trump

"Duplicate players are natural bullies, obsessed with rules, tending towards being control freaks who love the game of bridge."

Play Bridge: Cuebid seeks a stopper

"This week, the cuebid asks partner for a stopper. This is called the Western Cuebid."

Play Bridge: Getting the most from cuebid

"...when you have length in opponent’s suit, you have great reluctance to declare the contract."

Play Bridge: Weak No Trump revisited

"When playing a weak No Trump system, a player will open One Club and rebid One No Trump with 15 to 17 balanced."

Play Bridge: Working with a weak no trump

"Weak No Trump works the best when the opponents feel that the contract is being stolen from them and they make an ill-advised bid."

Play Bridge: Balancing action over a weak three

"West has a seven-loser hand and is down 500 if doubled at the three-level."

Play Bridge: Direct action over a weak three

As was the case, for over a weak two, one does not take action with just an opening hand.

Play Bridge: Revisiting EHAA from another angle

"Here North takes action over a weak two with the wrong hand..."

Play Bridge: Revisiting an adventurous EHAA

"South has the same hand as last week’s column, but this time, the opponents have the outstanding points."

Play Bridge: Every hand is an adventure

"In the discussion of weak two’s, I would be remiss if I did not mention an aggressive system that is weak-two based."

Play Bridge: Balancing action over a weak two-revisited

"In this column, we see what happens when the player seated directly after the weak two takes action when he should not."

Play Bridge: Balancing action over a weak two

Action over a weak two in direct seat shows at least 15 HCP’s and the correct shape.However, things are different in the balancing seat.