MPs are about bidding 3NT and trying to make it – by Milan Macura

In the first tournament of February, we are back to nearly 1,000 players in IMPs and over 1,600 players in total. MPs are about bidding 3NT and trying to make it Videos MPs are about bidding 3NT and getting as many tricks as possible Every experienced player knows you have to apply a different strategy in IMP and MP scoring. But what is the main difference? IMPs are based on…

High-level competitive bidding – by Milan Macura

We failed to set a new participation record last week. So I am counting on you to help us pass the 2,000 players mark in the next tournament. Spread the word! But the level was still high: 509 in MPs and 600 in IMPs. MPs results IMPs results High-level competitive bidding Videos MPs results With less fewer players, no one achieved the 80% magic border. The best player was Subhasish…

Theory vs Practice (Le Bridgeur Magazine No. 923)

Final of the Excellence Mixed Four

2017 World Vice-Champion Jérôme Rombaut writes a column in the French magazine “Le Bridgeur” every two months. In the article below, published in issue 923 of the magazine (September / October 2019), here is a very interesting deal from a DN1 (national division) match scored by matchpoints. When it comes to how to play the cards of a suit, there is a difference between theory and practice. Should you opt…

Think twice before you pick a slam – by Milan Macura

Once again over one thousand players (1,063) participated in the IMP tournament and 779 players joined the MP one. MPs results IMPs results Think twice before you pick a slam Videos MPs results When I played the tournament, it seemed that no one would score over 80% this week, but in the end San2 finished with 82.07% and won by a big margin. This player has played over 100,000 boards…

Are 18-19 HCP enough for strong 2♣? – by Milan Macura

The first tournament of 2020 broke the records. For the first time, we have reached over 1,000 players in one tournament and we were close to over 2,000 in both tournaments combined: 811 players participated in the MP tournament and 1,163 players in the IMP one. MPs results IMPs results Are 18-19 HCP enough for strong 2♣? Videos MPs results It was possible to reach over 85% with the cards…

When to play 3NT instead of 4M? – by Milan Macura

Almost 1,100 players joined the last tournaments in 2019 during the Christmas holidays: 500 in MPs and 592 in IMPs. Thank you for being with us and having fun together at the exclusive tournaments. Wish you all the best in the New Year! MPs results IMPs results When to play 3NT instead of 4M? Videos MPs results There was again only one player who scored over 80%, the lucky one…

When you bid aggressive, better declare well – by Milan Macura

The third week of December attracted over 1,500 players: 661 in MPs and 867 in IMPs. A great indicator of the popularity of weekly exclusive tournaments is that more and more players mark them as their favorites: 743 players in MPs and 887 players in IMPs. Are we going to reach the 1,000 theshold over the New Year? MPs results IMPs results Analysis of the last board of the IMPs…

Challenging Deal (Le Bridgeur Magazine No. 922)

Final of the Excellence Mixed Four

2017 World Vice-Champion Jérôme Rombaut writes a column in the French magazine “Le Bridgeur” every two months. In the article below, published in issue 922 of the magazine (May / June 2019), Jérôme gives us a new board analysis from 2019 Memphis NABC. Unless you are very imaginative or naturally scatterbrained, this deal will make life difficult for you. Whatever happens, savour it! You defend against 6♠ after South has…

When to play on a 7-card fit – Milan Macura’s Exclusive Tournaments – December – #2

We had over 1,000 players: 480 players in the MP tournament and 560 players in the IMP one. MPs results IMPs results Analysis Videos MPs results With wild boards, it was possible to score both high and low if you didn’t make the right decisions. This week I belong to the bad decision makers – scored only 45% due to 2 bottoms. Ivan (HR) has beaten last week‘s highest score…