Newcomer & Novice #5: Trumps Are Wild!


Last month we explored the raw power of trump used for ruffing and sluffing. This month we have a special treat – Marty Bergen has generously agreed to allow BridgeHands excerpt the chapter “Trumps are Wild” from his Points Schmoints book (nominated “book of the year” by the ABTA – American Bridge Teachers’ Association).

In our premiere issue, BridgeHands covered the basics of the finesse. Let’s add a handy reminder on repeated finesses, enter the Rule of 2.

Goulash, a tasty treat for Bridge players? No, we’re not referring to anything edible. But the goulash deal is an oddity enjoyed by masochistic Bridge players, if you care to try a bizarre interlude from the typical Rubber Bridge game.

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