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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
    your contract?

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
    the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #2579 is about
    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
    the bidding drop down menu.  Today's hand #2634 is about
    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
    dealing with your partner's preempt.

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
    evaluating your hand after 2 NT opener by your partner.

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
    I had to add it to my site.


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
    return to create the setting trick.
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