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Bernie Greenspan
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Sept. 17, 2012
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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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Open Atlanta Discussion Thread
This was a very nice nationals. Many thanks to the organizers and volunteers. The caddies deserve a special mention.
Marion Gebhardt's bidding problem: AQT5 AQ84 KJ98 A
Both 4 and 4 fell like underbids, but I don't see anything better. I think 4 is less likely to lead to a good slam.
David Coles's bidding problem: K987643 --- K9 K762
I play 2 in this position as 12+ to 16hcp and a decent 6 card suit. This is pretty common, but not universal. This hand does have 7 spades and a side 4 card suit, but I don't think it qualifies. I'm not sure what a 3 ...
Max Schireson's bidding problem: AT J83 AKQ75 Q52
My experience in weakish fields is that I'm much more likely to get a good board by picking up a trick in the play than by taking a minority view in the bidding. Therefore, I stick with the field unless I think my minority view is very clearly better ...
Ulrich Voigt's bidding problem: AK93 Q Q63 AKT84
I voted for 7, but I'm curious that nobody mentioned 6 asking for the K. If partner has the K, 7Nt may make when one or both of 7 and 7 go down. Of course, 6 may mean or ask something else.
David Parsons's bidding problem: QJ984 T9 54 AKJ4
My guess is that a large majority would open it in all seats.
Is filing a recorder form warranted.
This discussion illustrates why I am skeptical of the recorder system. There doesn't seem to be agreement whether to record this or not. There are suggestions that maybe this would be recorded when the action was successful, but not when it was unsuccessful and that people would file a ...
What should the selectors do?
I'm from the USA, so I don't have a horse in this race, but here's my take. I watch the US trials each year and usually have a rooting interest, especially in the later rounds. In 2017, I was pulling for the Harris team to qualify. I ...
Stig Holmquist's bidding problem: 32 A4 AKT85432 A
This is very outdated. I don't recall seeing anyone who plays a 4 rebid like this. I think having 4 show a solid 6 card suit and good 4 card support is currently the most popular use.
Stig Holmquist's bidding problem: 32 A4 AKT85432 A
I wouldn't call 3 a psych. Opener wanted to create a game force and this was a way to do that. This hand has more probable playing strength than a typical flat 19 count.

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