ACBL Unit 539
San Diego

Serving the San Diego Bridge Community

Robert Rosenblum's Hand of the Week

Robert Rosenblum has handed over to the Unit a private file of hands that he has gathered over the years! We will publish every week on this website a hand analysis from this file along with its solution (from Robert, the expert himself!), the following week. So please check our website regularly for new challenges!.

See answer from last week's hand


Dlr: North
Vul: None






















Hand of the week for January 14, 2015

Contract is 6. Opening lead is K. Can you solve this?

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Looking for Partners for Unit games?

Our website has a Partnership Desk feature - Just select the Navigation Tab on the left of this page, enter your basic profile, and our partnership chair will start searching for a match! Try it, and let us know what you think!

Alternatively, if you decide last minute that you're looking for a game, just contact Stephanie Rake, our Partnership Chair, who will be happy to get you a partner!

Spring Sectional: Feb 27-Mar 1

Mark your calendar for Feb 27-Mar 1! This year's San Diego Spring Sectional will feature many new events:

- A choice of 3 pairs events for every session on Friday and Saturday, including new expanded stratification. Too many points for the 299er game and yet uncomfortable about playing in the Open game? Our middle strat is now increasing its upper limit to 1499MPs!

- Also introducing 2 Swiss team events for every session on Friday and Saturday.... Out go the Knock-Outs, in come Swiss teams. Tired of pairs all day? Mix and match sessions. Again, we're expanding the stratifications to allow our 1499ers to have their own Swiss.

- Our A/X and Bracketed BCD Swiss teams on Sunday will conclude this bridge-packed weekend.

Join us for bridge, and enjoy the renown San Diego unit hospitality! Pick up a flyer at your local club or any neighboring tournament...

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Announcing Ask an Expert corner at SD's Unit Games!


We have added a 15-20 minute time slot at the end of every unit game (1st and 3th Sunday, and occasional 5th) as a resource for intermediate/advancing and newcomer players. The best way to improve your game is to go over the hands you've played after a game with someone who can help you understand the areas in which you can improve.

After each session, an expert player (sometimes a high level professional) will be available for 20 minutes at the Ask An Expert table. Anyone can bring a hand record and ask about bidding, play or defense. "How should we have bid that slam?" or "How can I make 3NT on this hand?" Or, how do we figure out how to beat the opponents when they bid 5 clubs?" are sample questions. You can ask about specific hands—or get clarification on basic principles of bidding, declarer play, or defensive techniques.

Maritha Pottenger, one of the biggest bridge education advocates in our area has kindly volunteered to host our first session. So be sure to attend our Unit games, starting with Sunday August 17th.

Newsletter Corner


Oct -Dec Newsletter (594 KB)
Quarterly newsletter of games and special events

Latest News


Open Winners: Kent Hartman & Maritha Pottenger
999er Winners: Carolyn Casey & Brian Jones


Open Winners: Jeremy Fields & Sandra Gagnon
999er Winners: Carolyn Casey & Brian Jones


Open Winners: Kent Hartman & Robert Shore
999er Winners: Georgie Goyette & Yvonne Gallagher


Open Winners: Larry Sherman and Linda Gu
999er Winners: Richard Hsieh & May Hsieh


Open Winners: Virginia Luscomb & Brenda Mason Carter
999er Winners: Michael Kohn & Cynthia Kohn


Open Winners: Bruce Sherman & Larry Sherman
999er Winners: Margaret De Young & Howard De Young

Upcoming 999er Lessons


Maritha Pottenger - Stay on after the game for Ask an Expert

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