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Brad Craig
Brad Craig
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Basic Information

Member Since
Oct. 24, 2015
Last Seen
an hour 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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Jay Barronen's bidding problem: Q873 AK94 75 985
If I was forced to bid it would be 6; at least we'd be in the right strain. Good thing I don't have to bid.
Steve Zolotow's bidding problem: 84 KT73 QJT94 KQ
I might use a transfer advance of 2 if that was in the bag.
Mike Bell's bidding problem: 752 AK543 K4 965
Partner's double was trying too hard IMO.
Itzik Ezra's bidding problem: K87 AKJ94 Q74 42
Well, if I knew hearts were 5=1, I'd avoid 4. As to how I could figure that out in the auction...
Itzik Ezra's bidding problem: K87 AKJ94 Q74 42
What's the matter with a 4 contract?
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: 2 92 KQJ85 AQJ74
The long-term money is never in 2NT.
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: x KJxx JTxx Kxxx
I'd probably have bid 4NT earlier, but Passing was certainly reasonable. 4NT now seems clear to me.
Johan Karlsson's bidding problem: KQT KQT AQx Qxxx
An underbid? Isn't that illegal? ')
Phillip Vest's bidding problem: x AKJT8 KJ Axxxx
I'm a little surprised by the vote. Partner is forcing in hearts, and I have extras beyond what I've shown.
Jim Fox's bidding problem: Qxx Jxxx Axxx Kx
In order to find a 4=4/better minor fit, I would have to go through an invitational 4NT then partner bids a 4-card minor if interested. This method is dated, but for me it's adequate.

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