P616 ORACLE 616 Sat25 Apr C4 2100:01  IVERSIONS   1/6              by Patrick Jourdain NON-PRIZE PROBLEM How should West play 4H? North leads S.J. West wins, draws trumps (2-2), and plays a spade, North showing out. S K63 N S A52 H KJ104 W E H AQ632 D KJ6 S D A42 C KJ7 C 83 Press "REVEAL" for the answer From the N Ireland Teams. David Greenwood reports the sure line: win, and exit with a spade, win the diamond switch with the ace, and play a club to either honour, endplaying North. At the table West misguessed both the diamonds and the clubs to go one off. more > Diversions 610 Chess 617 Chess Knitting Reviews A-Z Index
P616 ORACLE 616 Sat25 Apr C4 2101:01  IVERSIONS   2/6              by Patrick Jourdain PRIZE PUZZLE 343 How should West play 6NT? North, who opened 3S, leads the nine of clubs. S K3 N S 1042 H AKJ32 W E H 4 D Q103 S D AKJ642 C A42 C K53 First correct entry drawn on May 2 wins the sender a £15 book token. Postcards to Bridge Puzzle 343, ORACLE, Craven House, 25-32 Marshall Street, London, W1V 1LL. more follows > Diversions 610 Chess 617 ENGINEERING VACANCIES SEE PAGE 284 Chess Knitting Reviews A-Z Index
P616 ORACLE 616 Sat25 Apr C4 2101:01  IVERSIONS   3/6              DON'T DOUBLE TOO MUCH! By Putney teacher, Edward Northcote Be very sure you can get the contract off before you double. In "Why You Lose At Bridge" SJ Simon (1945) said that with two aces, you will not defeat a small slam more than half the time. We bid better now than we did then, so the odds say don't double 6S with two aces. When you double, you tell declarer where the cards against him are. This can help him a great deal. And you may stop partner making a better bid. more > Diversions 610 Chess 617 Chess Knitting Reviews A-Z Index
P616 ORACLE 616 Sat25 Apr C4 2100:10  IVERSIONS   4/6              EASTER GUARDIAN TOURNAMENT Hundreds of bridge players took part in the hugely successful Easter Guardian Tournament at the Park Lane Hotel in London last weekend. The Guardian Pairs Championship was won by I Handley (London) and L Steel (Scotland) with 63.25%. Runners up were DGW Price (London) and B Senior (Notts) with 62.44%. J Cox and P Gibbons (Lon) were third. More than 100 teams entered the Swiss Teams and the "A" Flight winners were B Callaghan, R Cliffe, A Woo and R Eaton. They had 94 imps. A team from Germany were the runners up. more > Diversions 610 Chess 617 Chess Knitting Reviews A-Z Index
P616 ORACLE 616 Sat25 Apr C4 2111:10  IVERSIONS   5/6              EASTER GUARDIAN TOURNAMENT...2 Third in the Swiss Teams "A" Flight were C Outred, I Howie, M McGinley (Scot) and A Thomas (Wales). The Swiss Teams "B" Flight winners were L Heritage, Mrs PM Rogers, A Ruff and Mrs M Ramchandani (Surrey). Joint winners of the Swiss Pairs were A Dyson and G Liggins of Oxon and DR Harris (Beds) and D Hendrick (Herts). BA Claridge and G Endicott were third. Open Pairs victors were C Small and T Townsend and Mixed Pairs winners Mrs R Stillwell and P Hackett. The Schools Section was won by D Walker and E Sheldon of Manchester Grammar. more > Diversions 610 Chess 617 Chess Knitting Reviews A-Z Index
P616 ORACLE 616 Sat25 Apr C4 2101:00  IVERSIONS   6/6              BETTER BRIDGE IN BRITAIN The Better Bridge in Britain Charity Challenge Cup winners for 1992 were Mr RJ Kirby and Mrs B Walford of Banbury Club Oxford with 75.60%. Runners up were Mr Vengrinovich and Mr Volina of Belorussia, with 75.00%. Third were A Chapman and D Taverner of Kingsbridge Club, Salcombe with 74.44%. The 1992 "No Fear" winners for the Jill Gatti Cup were K Avanesov and A Baloyan of Armenia. Florence and Janet (that's how they entered) from Hamilton Club, Scotland, were second. Joint third were Mr and Mrs G Underwood and Mr J Owen and Mrs B Wylie. Start > Diversions 610 Chess 617 Chess Knitting Reviews A-Z Index