In 2002 Leonard Lidstrom followed his dream of creating a bridge site dedicated to teaching bridge in a question-answer format. Leonard asked Anne Lund to join the project in 2002 and then contacted Mike Lawrence. An agreement was reached that Mike would write 3000 articles assorted into bidding, play, and defense in the Bridge Clues question-answer format. Mike agreed and in 2003 Bridge Clues was ready to make its debut.
Bridge Clues inevitably receives 'suggestions' from readers. One suggestion that was implemented in 2005 was to create two levels of articles. Level One was limited to Standard American bidding and basic Blackwood. Level Two used a forcing 1NT and 1430 Key Card Blackwood. This revised format proved to be extremely popular.
Leonard passed away in 2016 having achieved his dream of providing a free teaching site for all levels of bridge enthusiasts. Anne now runs the site and Mike has remained in a supporting role. For the folks who want more than access to the four daily hands, a subscription to the previous four months of hands is available.
Mike Lawrence, the star author of most of the articles on Bridge Clues, has a bridge pedigree dating back to his time spent competing with the Dallas Aces against the world champion Italian team. Mike is a prolific author (over 25 books, including one on Scrabble and another on Backgammon) and numerous CDS on all aspects of bridge. Mike is well-travelled as a teacher and lecturer. He has taught in most states, over 20 countries, and often hosts small group classes in his home. One of his major accomplishments is working with Anne Lund to establish and expand Leonard Lidstrom’s Bridge Clues site.
Anne Lund, owner and manager of Bridge Clues, is also a contributing author to the Beginner series of lessons as well as author of many of the level one lessons. Anne has written several books which are available in PDF format.
Anne started playing bridge in the early 60’s and has become an avid player. As Anne’s understanding of the game increased, she started teaching and sharing her accumulated knowledge.
Bridge Clues has provided Anne the opportunity to reach the bridge community all over the globe. Bridge Clues is her passion and she is thrilled to share it with all who feel the same.