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Ask Richard

Years ago when my wife Mabel was teaching bridge, a student would sometimes ask her how to play a difficult contract. She would study the hands, consider inferences from the bidding, and offer advice like, “Win the opening lead, cash the ace of trumps, and … Ask Richard!” Fond memories of the good times.

I am happy to answer bridge questions, provided they are submitted from this page, which ensures accurate bridge content and uniform presentation. Click on “Begin a Query” and enter the appropriate bridge data. When valid you can type your query and send it if desired. Answers to selected past queries are archived below by general topic.

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Selected Past Queries
Partnership Bidding
Competitive Bidding
Defensive Bidding
Slam Bidding
Contested Slam Bidding
Opening Leads
Notrump Declarer Play
Suit Declarer Play
Defensive Play

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Acknowledgments to Have Gun, Will Travel 1957-63 CBS Television
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