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Brad Craig
Brad Craig
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Basic Information

Member Since
Oct. 24, 2015
Last Seen
Sept. 22
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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Richard Traxler's bidding problem: KQTxxx AQ --- AKTxx
Yeah, that was careless. Many apologies. I guess I start 2!NT or whatever our forcing raise is.
David Gold's lead problem: 732 KT53 K32 J62
Given that dummy is short in hearts, I'm willing to wait for the K. It's possible a diamond trick isn't going anywhere.
Shailesh Gupta's bidding problem: Axx Axxx K AKxxx
Partner whacked this, and I'm looking at these jewels? I can't Pass fast enough.
Andrew Yeckel's bidding problem: JT54 83 KT76 AK6
Respectfully, I don't get Passing at all, especially at form of scoring.
Andy Caranicas's bidding problem: --- AQ875 J94 QJ832
Abstained, but it's clear to Pass now IMO
Kursat Ozsahin's bidding problem: A6 Q83 T8752 Q42
I followed the link - sometimes preempts get you. Partner would bid the same way without the A. Partner's hand is heavy for 2, but moving with the companion hand is simply a shot in the dark.
Richard Traxler's bidding problem: KQTxxx AQ --- AKTxx
1-5 If partner shows '1', 6 asking about clubs. Partner will bid 6 with xxx/xxxx. Over anything else (showing Q or xx/better by steps) we're in 7. If partner has xxxxx? Oh well - maybe partner will treat that as equivalent to the ...
Eric Colinet's bidding problem: 8763 K6 532 9852
When I played KS in my college days, some happy-go-lucky would always transfer with with hands like the above after I opened a 12-14 1NT. The results were spectacular, but not all were pleasant. In modern times, when 1NT openings can contain a stiff spade honor, bidding on here is ...
Selena Pepić's bidding problem: QJxx AQT98x AQx ---
I agree with previous comments about rebidding 3 instead of 3. 3 shows extras but that one teeny bid it gobbled up may have pushed us past our best spot. I like a style where one can bid 4 'pick-a-game' here (as Marshall L. hypothesizes) but ...
Mike Giesler's bidding problem: AJ62 KJ8654 --- QJ6
What would a 3 raise look like for you?

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