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A good habit to kick
Charles Goren
March 20, 1961
Learning to play bridge is very often a matter of learning good habits. But habits, like drugs, tend to lull the user into a state of euphoria. Unless treated with respect, they can be dangerous. The declarer in the following hand, for example, kicked away a very good grand slam contract because he could not shed what in any other circumstance would have been considered a good habit. The contract was the result of an unusual bid. Its loss was the result of lazily following a common principle of play.
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March 20, 1961

A Good Habit To Kick

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