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Brad Craig
Brad Craig
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Basic Information

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

Back after a seven-month boycott of the ACBL



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
the thanks of my students.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Unit 142, District 5, ACBL
Favorite Tournaments
Always liked Tampa-Bradenton regionals
Favorite Conventions
Ones that I can remember
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
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Is this Forcing?
I suppose in theory it's only forcing one round, but in reality it very rarely ends below game.
Olivier Collard's bidding problem: Q8 KJ6 AKQJ9532 ---
I've opted for 1 intending a 4 rebid over 1. I'm not thrilled with it.
Craig Zastera's bidding problem: J3 J987643 AT7 K
Not my style to open anything, I'm just a dull old Passer. Ogust on the CC actually would make this a tougher decision if the partnership style was to preempt moderately aggressively because I have no idea how good this hand is given the black-suit honors.
Apportion the Blame
Agreed, but I didn't see that anywhere in the description.
Do Sandwich No Trump bids need to be alerted
Just CYA and Alert - it's the sporting thing to do anyway.
Apportion the Blame
Lots of blame to go around. North's 4 looks weird when holding KQ10-sixth - why not emphasize the spades? South's 4NT is just silly; South has no idea where to play, and 4NT is asking the wrong question (indeed, asking a question that shouldn't be asked). Both ...
Ned Kohler's bidding problem: AJ3 AQJT76 854 4
Why defend 3 when I can defend 4?
David Caprera's bidding problem: Jx AJ8 QJT8x Kxx
Why is wimpy to want to choose your spots?
Mike Ma's bidding problem: xx AKQx KTxxx Qx
At IMPs, I might mess around with a slam probe. At matchpoints, with so much extra strength I forgo the major-suit inquiry and just put down the dummy in 3NT.
Forcing or not?
Absent gadgets or systemic considerations, IMO if it isn't forcing it's unplayable.

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