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Brad Craig
Brad Craig
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Basic Information

Member Since
Oct. 24, 2015
Last Seen
18 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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Eric Leong's bidding problem: K6 9632 Q85 KQ74
I may as well show where my side stuff is, since I'm unwilling to sign off...
And then CHO bid 2!D
In one partnership of mine, 2 of opener's minor is natural by an unpassed hand. My admittedly obtuse reasoning would be if it's natural then, it's natural now even if it doesn't make sense. Perhaps partner was 4=6 in the pointed suits and chose not ...
And then CHO bid 2!D
We all know what the answer to that question will be :)
Frank Lin's bidding problem: Q98432 432 432 2
Without too much wasted in clubs, there's a chance, yes.
Leonard Helfgott's lead problem: Q96 Q65 642 Q965
I flipped a coin, although I think your logic is sound concerning a heart.
David Parsons's bidding problem: KQ974 T 95 AJT32
Well, in that context I would follow the guidelines :)
Frank Lin's bidding problem: Q98432 432 432 2
I 'know' 4 is where we belong, but the risk is that partner takes me seriously. Since partner might be stretching, I'll run that risk and bid game.
John Portwood's bidding problem: T 7 KJ9852 AT752
4 might play a trick better... I know, small comfort. 3 'undiscussed'? I'm willing to guess what it means :)
Assign the Blame/Credit
Perhaps the 'system weakness' is being fixed as we speak, and we're being asked how to best cope in that context. IMO it's not my place to criticize methods here.
Erdem Ozturk's bidding problem: 853 A J42 AT7642
Move the A anywhere else and I might perpetrate a bid at matchpoints. It's just too risky at IMPs IMO.

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