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Brad Craig
Brad Craig
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Basic Information

Member Since
Oct. 24, 2015
Last Seen
8 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Teacher
about me

Player for 40 years. Work and other interests (golf, tennis, poker, and recently pickleball) have curtailed my play, and I wish I had the chance to play more. I do teach 'intermediate' bridge regularly. It might be apt to describe myself as more 'student of the game'. One immutable fact about bridge I have learned - bridge teaches about life.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning the second competitive bridge game I ever played in after finishing dead last in the first one
Bridge Accomplishments
2000 masterpoints, but more important to me is the thanks of my students.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Favorite Tournaments
Tampa/Bradenton regionals (although I live in the US Mid-Atlantic)
Favorite Conventions
to be honest, it depends on the weather. And my golf game.
BBO Username
jodepp, although I'm not there much
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
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Donald Lurie's bidding problem: A84 K9 KJ7632 A2
Partner is showing 13-15 and probably xx and broken clubs. It was unsuitable for an immediate 3NT if that too was 13-15 because of the diamond weakness.
BW 2/1: Splinters Into Opener's Suit
I could live with ANYTHING except the splinter definition :)
Daryl Fisher's bidding problem: KT K32 AQ9643 QJ
It would be that with my favorite partner.
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: --- AQJ74 KQ8 AT742
I don't get it :)
Tomaz Adamic's bidding problem: --- QJxxxx Axxxx xx
Exactly. Assuming it goes 4-back to us, 4NT (correcting clubs to diamonds) now seems fine and we haven't overstated our defense.
Ben Chosid's bidding problem: Txx A AKx Kxxxxx
If partner is showing five spades, raising is fine if a double would not be 'support'. If partner bids 3, I cooperate with 4.
Deb Dhar's bidding problem: J8762 --- A8765 AKT
Presumably you made up your mind to make said try before you made the help-suit try in the first place. I don't see how 5 solves anything unless you've discussed it as asking for good trumps, and even then there's doubt. Partner with KQxx and Q109x ...
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: AKQ AQT82 K Q942
If 3NT would be 'tricks' rather than 'power', I can't do that. Also, Q9-fourth is not a suit I want to be jumping into. It seems that whatever I do is fibbing, so I choose to fib about a fourth spade with 2 and see how I recover ...
Robert Thorstad's bidding problem: AT4 AK985 643 A7
Really agree. This is not a 15-point hand. Absent any special methods, 6 is a practical choice.
Leonard Hall's bidding problem: KT J876 A87 K762
I'm catering to partner's proclivity for light shaped doubles.

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