Charles Goren was a lawyer but turned to bridge instead and wrote at least 40 books and became one of the world’s top players.
If you recall the story where the young shepherd boy was so lonely with nothing but sheep for company. His first two cries were hopes that some of the villagers would run to chase the wolf and give him some people to talk to.
The thrilling announcement of the day was when a Knoxville newspaper, The Sentinel, began a comic strip two weeks before. As a 4 year old, I could hardly wait to check the paper and feel the excitement building.
The brain is a wondrous thing. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning and doesn’t stop until you sit down at the bridge table.
My father once remarked that I was the most stubborn person he had ever met. Considering the 25 years before he actually met me, that is saying a lot.
This is one of those hands that I doubt was ever bid correctly and has no particular rules for how to do it.
How can I, a mere student of bridge tactics, criticize two prolific authors of so many bridge books that I will never be able to wade through them…and if I do, how much will I remember?
Bridge bidding has only 15 words, numbers two through ace; clubs, diamonds, hearts, spades; double, redouble and alert.
This is a puzzling hand, and I don’t know if anyone bid it correctly or how it can be bid correctly, depending on player’s decisions.
I’m wondering how we did this when I played about 20 years in several ladies’ clubs.