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Bernie Greenspan
Bernie Greenspan
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Member Since
Sept. 17, 2012
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Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

My parents taught me bridge at the family dinner table when I was six. I played casually for the next 20+ years then joined the ACBL in my late 20s and have slowly but progressively grown more serious about bridge. Now in my mid 60s, I'm more enthusiastic than ever and still working to improve my game. 

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Tom Allan's bidding problem: KQ3 A86 A95 AT85
For what it's worth, I would have opened this 1 intending to rebid 2Nt. It may be an overbid, but it may be better for us if the opponents lead into partner.
Rohit Gupta's bidding problem: AKT75 A8 7 T7643
I would bid 3 if we had agreed it is a splinter. But without discussion, I'll bid 3. I don't like using 4 as a splinter because it makes it hard for partner to clarify spade support while investigating slam.
Insufficient Bid
If I thought East didn't notice either of the first two bids and intended to open 1, I would accept the 1 bid and bid 5. If I thought East saw the 1 bid but not the 3 bid, I would refuse to accept ...
A remarkable bid
People often get me with bids that I think are wrong or downright strange. I wish I had criteria for deciding when they were reportable/recordable. This one doesn't feel that way.
Babar Mahmood's bidding problem: QT9 KJ7543 Q874 ---
I have too much playing strength to bid 4 directly, so I'll start by cue bidding to show a limit raise or better.
Harrison Luba's bidding problem: 8 JT8765 --- T87654
Partner doesn't know I have 6 clubs. It seems likely that partner will read a low club lead as a normal lead showing length. I doubled hoping partner would read it as Lightner-by-opening-leader. With luck, partner will win the first club & figure out I don't want a heart ...
Jenish Shah's bidding problem: KT 986 AT82 QJT9
My favorite method here is 1 as natural showing 4+ spades and double as at least 4 cards in each minor and not 4 spades. Any other minimum suit bid is natural and a 1 round force.
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: AKQT3 K AJT9 KJ8
I voted for 1 too, but with many players opening almost all 11 counts and many 10 counts, perhaps the minimum requirements for opening 2 need to be lowered.
Andy Caranicas's bidding problem: 6 KJ75 AQ94 AQT4
I think double just shows extra values and is not for penalty. I can stand for partner to leave it in.
Buddy Hanby's bidding problem: QJT43 Q98543 --- A8
Buddy, your comment is to the point, but it may influence some votes. (Maybe even my vote.)

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