Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

The Entry Position Controls the Play

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

The Entry Position Controls the Play

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Jill McCorkle, an author of short stories and novels, said, "You want to feel that your reader does identify with the characters so that there's a real entry into the story -- that some quality speaks to the individual."

When you read a novel, or watch a movie, do you pick the character with whom you can most closely relate? If so, it probably helps you to get into the story.

At the bridge table, you will often need to have a way to get into one hand or the other. You must carefully watch your entries. In today's deal, how should South play in three no-trump after West leads his fourth-highest diamond, and East puts up the 10?

South's two-no-trump rebid was game-invitational with something worthwhile in diamonds, the unbid suit. North's raise was borderline, but he hoped partner could make use of the club suit. …

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