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 Subj:     Other Bridge Columns            From: The Contra Costa Times       and From: The Vallejo Times Herald       and From: BridgeClues.com       and From: ACBL The Bridge Bulletin Drawing from www.artzooks.com...
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As I find other bridge columns from the Contra Costa Times and the
Vallejo Times Herald that I like, they will be stored to reread and ponder.

1.  Problem #1 on September 4,2007 from the C.C.T (S556c)
This column is about producing extra tricks from one suit.

2.  Problem #2 From: edapsmas on 9/14/2007
This is NOT a bridge column from the newspaper,
but instead from a book by Mike Lawrence.

3.  Problem #3 on September 19,2007 from the C.C.T. (S557c)
This column is about defending against no-trump.

4.  Problem #4 on September 20,2007 from the V.T.H. (S558c)
Playing too quickly at trick number one is bad in bridge.

5.  Problem #5 on September 26,2007 from the C.C.T. (S559c)
This column is about counting cards and watching signals.

6.  Problem #6 on October 2,2007 from the C.C.T. (S560c)
This column is concerns deep finesses.

7.  Problem #7 is from the San Francisco Chronicle. (S561c)
This column explains the largest known score ever
recorded in championship level play.

8.  Problem #8 on October 20,2007 from the V.T.H. (S562c)
This very beautiful hand was played by an American
monk in a duplicate game.

9.  Problem #9 on November 2,2007 from the V.T.H. (S563c)
How would you plan to play the contract in four Spades?

10. Problem #10 on November 7,2007 from the V.T.H. (S563c)
How to influence the defenders into letting you make

11. Problem #11 on November 14,2007 from the V.T.H. (S564c)
Knowing when to unblock is the key to this hand.

12. Problem #12 from 2007 Engagement Calendar by Phillip Alder. (S565c)
The main thing this bridge hand illustrates is that you
can not stop thinking about how to possibly win a hand.

13. Problem #13 on November 22,2007 from the V.T.H. (S566c)
How to choose the best finesse is the topic of this column.

14. Problem #14 from 2007 Engagement Calendar by Phillip Alder. (S567c)
The main thing this bridge hand illustrates is finding out
which opponent has the key missing cards.

15. Problem #15 from 2007 Engagement Calendar by Phillip Alder. (S568c)
This bridge hand illustrates making a finesse your last choice.

16. Problem #16 on December 12,2007 from the V.T.H. (S569c)
This column shows how to setup a long suit on the board.

17. Problem #17 on December 22,2007 from the V.T.H. (S570c)
This column shows how to setup a long suit in your hand.

18. Problem #18 on December 31,2007 from the V.T.H. (S571c)
In this hand declarer was awarded best play for the year.

19. Problem #19 on January 2,2008 from the C.C.T. (S572c)
This column concerns keeping declarer off a long suit
on the board.

20. Problem #20 on January 12,2008 from the BridgeClues.com (S573c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
bidding which are more useful than the daily columns in the
newspapers.  Today's hand #5415 deals with the Michael's
convention.

21. Problem #21 on January 16,2008 from the C.C.T. (S574c)
This column concerns when to draw trump and when to play
side-suits.

22. Problem #22 on January 17,2008 from the BridgeClues.com (S574c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
bidding which are more useful than the daily columns in the
newspapers.  Today's hand #9180 deals with long suits in
the opponents opening minor suit.

23. Problem #23 on January 18,2008 from the V.T.H. (S575c)
In this hand shows how to eliminate a finesse.

24. Problem #24 on January 23,2008 from the BridgeClues.com (S575c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
bidding which are more useful than the daily columns in the
newspapers.  Today's hand #2547 has many excellent lessons
in it.  The bidders system is Two Over One.

25. Problem #25 on January 24,2008 from the V.T.H. (S576c)
This hand discusses when you can open an eleven points.

26. Problem #26 on January 26,2008 from the BridgeClues.com (S576c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #5414 concerns when
you check for a slam and when you don't check.

27. Problem #27 on January 26,2008 from the V.T.H. (S577c)
This hand dials with playing a Moysian fit.

28. Problem #28 on January 29,2008 from the BridgeClues.com (S577c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
interfering with a strong 2 Club opener.

29. Problem #29 on February 1,2008 from the V.T.H. (S578c)
This hand shows how teamwork can defeat a contract.

30. Problem #30 on February 20,2008 from the BridgeClues.com (S578c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
que-bidding suits.

31. Problem #31 on February 25,2008 from the V.T.H. (S579c)
This hand discusses when to double a slam bid.

32. Problem #32 on February 26,2008 from the BridgeClues.com (S579c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #2648 discusses
what to do when your partner overcalls a suits.

33. Problem #33 on February 27,2008 from the BridgeClues.com (S580c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #2649 discusses
how South can reach a Contract of 4 Hearts.

34. Problem #34 on March 1,2008 from the V.T.H. (S580c)
This hand discusses what to do when an opponent does a
pre-emptive bid after you have opened.

35. Problem #35 on March 5,2008 from the C.C.T. (S581c)
This column is concerns Vienna Coup squeeze-play.

36. Problem #36 on March 6,2008 from the V.T.H. (S581c)
This hand discusses the Rule of Seven.  You are in
three no-trump, when do you take the leading trick.

37. Problem #37 on March 7,2008 from the BridgeClues.com (S581c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #2726 discusses
judging what a hand is worth.

38. Problem #38 on March 22,2008 from the BridgeClues.com (S582c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #2745 discusses
finding a bid.

39. Problem #39 on March 26,2008 from the BridgeClues.com (S583c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #2702 discusses
finding out if partner has a stopper in the opponent's suit.

40. Problem #40 on March 31,2008 from the BridgeClues.com (S584c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #9185 discusses
the limit raise bid.

41. Problem #41 on April 3,2008 from the BridgeClues.com (S585c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #5018 discusses
the Grand Slam Force Bid.

42. Problem #42 on April 10,2008 from the BridgeClues.com (S586c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #5005 discusses
bidding with a weak hand.

43. Problem #43 on April 15,2008 from the BridgeClues.com (S587c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #2764 discusses
an unusual bidding sequence.

44. Problem #44 on April 22,2008 from the V.T.H. (S588c)
This hand discusses how to play a no-trump contract.

45. Problem #45 on April 28,2008 from the BridgeClues.com (S589c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #5008 discusses
overcalls.

46. Problem #46 on May 8,2008 from the BridgeClues.com (S590c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #5208 discusses
bidding over a strong two clubs.

47. Problem #47 on May 12,2008 from the BridgeClues.com (S591c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #5210 discusses
responses to a one heart bid.

48. Problem #48 on May 18,2008 from the BridgeClues.com (S592c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #2034 discusses
the Western Cue Bid.

49. Problem #49 on May 31,2008 from the BridgeClues.com (S593c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #2040 discusses
the Balance-of-Power Double.

50. Problem #50 on June 5,2008 from the BridgeClues.com (S594c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #5140 discusses
a response to a 2ed level preempt.

51. Problem #51 on June 13,2008 from the BridgeClues.com (S595c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #5148 discusses
another response to a 2ed level preempt.

52. Problem #52 on June 19,2008 from the BridgeClues.com (S596c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #5220 discusses
a response to a 3ed level preempt.

53. Problem #53 on June 23,2008 from the BridgeClues.com (S597c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #5222 discusses
another response to a 3ed level preempt.

54. Problem #54 on June 28,2008 from the BridgeClues.com (S598c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #5226 discusses
a response to a Michaels cue bid.

55. Problem #55 on July 3,2008 from the BridgeClues.com (S599c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #2048 discusses
another response to a 2ed level preempt.

56. Problem #56 on July 10,2008 from the BridgeClues.com (S600c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #5177 discusses
rebids by opener at the 2ed level.

57. Problem #57 on July 17,2008 from the BridgeClues.com (S601c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #2057 discusses
responses with a long suit.

58. Problem #58 on July 22,2008 from the BridgeClues.com (S602c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #2062 discusses
interfering with a long suit.

59. Problem #59 on July 28,2008 from the BridgeClues.com (S603c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #5237 discusses
rebids by opener.

60. Problem #60 on August 1,2008 from the BridgeClues.com (S604c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #5239 discusses
playing Negative Doubles.

61. Problem #61 on August 6,2008 from the BridgeClues.com (S605c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #2077 discusses
responding with a weak hand.

62. Problem #62 on August 14,2008 from the BridgeClues.com (S606c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #2093 discusses
redoubles during que bids.

63. Problem #63 on August 24,2008 from the BridgeClues.com (S607c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #2109 discusses
jumping to game in the bidding.

64. Problem #64 on Sept. 3,2008 from the BridgeClues.com (S608c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #2116 discusses
bidding DON'T over a 1 No Trump opener.

65. Problem #65 on Sept. 9,2008 from the BridgeClues.com (S609c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #2123 discusses
cue bidding the opponent's suit.

66. Problem #66 on Sept. 17,2008 from the BridgeClues.com (S610c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #2132 discusses
the redouble bid.

67. Problem #67 on Sept. 22,2008 from the BridgeClues.com (S611c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #5263 discusses
the balancing double.

68. Problem #68 on Sept. 30,2008 from the BridgeClues.com (S612c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #5266 discusses
dealing with an opponent's preempt.

69. Problem #69 on Oct. 5,2008 from the BridgeClues.com (S613c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #2145 discusses

70. Problem #70 on Oct. 16,2008 from the BridgeClues.com (S614c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #2157 discusses
facing with a difficult decision.

71. Problem #71 on Oct. 21,2008 from the BridgeClues.com (S615c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #5426 discusses
bidding with a distributional hand.

72. Problem #72 on Oct. 27,2008 from the BridgeClues.com (S616c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #2180 discusses
bidding over an opponent's weak two opener.

73. Problem #73 on Nov. 3,2008 from the BridgeClues.com (S617c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #2191 discusses
the Smolen bid.

74. Problem #74 on Nov. 9,2008 from the BridgeClues.com (S618c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #2196 discusses
bidding Stayman.

75. Problem #75 on Nov. 20,2008 from the BridgeClues.com (S619c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #5281 discusses
interfering with the opponent's I NT bid.

76. Problem #76 on Nov. 25,2008 from the BridgeClues.com (S620c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #2213 discusses
what to do when your partner redoubles.

77. Problem #77 on Dec. 3,2008 from the BridgeClues.com (S621c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #5363 discusses
the two over one bid.

78. Problem #78 on Dec. 9,2008 from the BridgeClues.com (S622c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #2239 discusses
dealing with competitive bidding.

79. Problem #79 on Dec. 16,2008 from the BridgeClues.com (S623c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #5287 discusses
responder's bid in competition.

80. Problem #80 on Dec. 25,2008 from the BridgeClues.com (S624c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #5289 discusses
preempting against a 2 Club Opener.

81. Problem #81 on Dec. 30,2008 from the BridgeClues.com (S625c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #2260 discusses
Ogust bidding system.

82. Problem #82 on Jan. 6,2009 from the BridgeClues.com (S626c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #5291 discusses
bidding against a 2 Club Opener.

83. Problem #83 on Jan. 14,2009 from the BridgeClues.com (S627c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #5365 discusses
the Jacoby 2 No Trump bid.

84. Problem #84 on Jan. 21,2009 from the BridgeClues.com (S628c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #2302 discusses
responding to partner's take-out double.

85. Problem #85 on Jan. 26,2009 from the BridgeClues.com (S629c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #5295 discusses
responding to partner's double.

86. Problem #86 on Feb. 2,2009 from the BridgeClues.com (S630c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #2323 discusses
cue-bids.

87. Problem #87 on Feb. 8,2009 from the BridgeClues.com (S631c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #2323 discusses
doubling a 4-Heart bid.

88. Problem #88 on Feb. 18,2009 from the BridgeClues.com (S632c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #2346 discusses
bidding DOPI.

89. Problem #89 on Feb. 24,2009 from the BridgeClues.com (S633c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #5432 discusses
defensive bidding.

90. Problem #90 on Mar. 1,2009 from the BridgeClues.com (S634c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #2362 discusses
negative doubles again.

91. Problem #91 on Mar. 7,2009 from the BridgeClues.com (S635c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #2401 discusses
Stayman after a 2 NT opener.

92. Problem #92 on Mar. 22,2009 from the BridgeClues.com (S636c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #5438 discusses
a Goldman Slam Try.

93. Problem #93 on Mar. 26,2009 from the BridgeClues.com (S637c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #5439 discusses
Jacoby 2 No Trump bid revisited.

94. Problem #94 on Apr. 1,2009 from the BridgeClues.com (S638c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #9129 discusses
Puppet Stayman.

95. Problem #95 on Apr. 8,2009 from the BridgeClues.com (S639c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #2444 discusses

96. Problem #96 on Apr. 13,2009 from the BridgeClues.com (S640c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #9145 discusses
checking for a slam.

97. Problem #97 on Apr. 20,2009 from the BridgeClues.com (S641c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #2452 discusses
when to check for a slam.

98. Problem #98 on Apr. 30,2009 from the BridgeClues.com (S642c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #2457 discusses
rebids by opener.

99. Problem #99 on May 9,2009 from the BridgeClues.com (S643c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #5448 discusses
bids by the second defender.

100.Problem #100 on May 13,2009 from the BridgeClues.com (S644c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #5449 discusses
another bids by the second defender.

 The site BridgeClues.com is such a wonderful bridge site.  If you click on the "Bidding" drop-down menu, they take you through several steps on a new problem each day.  If you click on the "Play" drop-down menu, they teach you several steps on the play of a new hand each
....day.  Please consider supporting the site for \$4.00 per month.

101.Problem #101 on May 20,2009 from the BridgeClues.com (S645c)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #2471 discusses
responding with a long weak suit.

102.Problem #102 on May 25,2009 from the BridgeClues.com (S646b)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #9154 discusses
opening with two, four-card minors.

For now, I will no longer add problems to this web page in the
hope that you will go to BridgeClues.com and support the site.

103.Problem #103 on Sept. 22,2009 from the BridgeClues.com (S663b)
This wonderful web site has daily problems if you click on
the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #9157 discusses
Four Suit Transfers.  This bidding convention is so interesting

104.Problem #104 on May 17,2010 from Phillip Alder's Bridge Column
in the Vallejo Times Herald.  This difficult problem deals with
unblocking a suit to be sure of making a three no trump contract.

For while, I will add a few new columns from ACBL's Bridge Bulletin
magazine, and send them out in our weekly results for our bridge club.
Maybe they will help our members to practice studying their game.

105.Problem #105 is from ACBL's Bridge Bulletin magazine for December
2012, page 39.  It is one of their easy problems from the "New
Player Section."  Bridge is fun and a great mental activity even
if you find this easy problem hard like me.

106.Problem #106 on January 21,2013 from the Bridge Column in
the Vallejo Times Herald.  This easy problem deals with
what to lead and how to defend against a No Trump contract
as explained by the Dr. Seuss quote "Think left and think
right and think low and think high.  Oh, the thinks you
can think up if only you try!".

107.Problem #107 on October 12,2013 from the Bridge Column in
the Vallejo Times Herald used in (S878).  This problem
explains one way to signal your partner on what suit to