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Brad Craig
Brad Craig
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Basic Information

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

I am giving up playing the game due to , in my opinion, the ACBL's colluding with known collusive cheaters to defraud ACBL members from titles and sponsorships. I am also disgusted with inept management (who schedules a national in Hawaii anyway? It's beautiful but out of many's affordabilty...B.O.D., this looks BAD when you grant yourselves a trip, room, and board there.)


I will continue to teach but will no longer support the ACBL until these issues have been addressed to my satisfaction.



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)
None, now
Favorite Tournaments
Doesn't much matter anymore
Favorite Conventions
Ones that don't involve cheating
BBO Username
not much of an issue now
ACBL Ranking
Sorry, this user has no cards yet.
Martin Lindfors's bidding problem: KT9754 Q8 --- K8743
Let's get busy. 2 without reservations; I'm willing to bid clubs later too if convenient.
What's this double (#206)
Absent discussion I'd say penalty, but on frequency I could see a partnership defining this just as 'balanced power', allowing responder to convert with three trumps and balanced.
Martin Lindfors's bidding problem: 52 KJ83 98 AJ984
Wow, I feel the opposite way.
Craig Biddle's bidding problem: KQ976 Q832 A75 4
4 shouldn't be forward-going here - you have to have a 'punt' available. If one wanted to define 4 as the 'punt', that's fine. If there was doubt, I'd bid 5 and get it over with.
Martin Lindfors's bidding problem: J8752 962 AQ2 76
I ran from 1NTX? (okay, redoubled)
multiple choices at IMP Pairs
2 intending to pass 2 (assuming partner is guaranteed to be balanced). Passing 1NT is a reasonable alternative.
Melanie Manfield's bidding problem: AK97652 T --- K9753
The club suit isn't what I'd like for a jump response, so I'll show diamond shortness first if for no other reason than to save some space. A call from partner would be most welcome.
Jump cue bid over a 1!D opening bid
I've always been of the opinion that agreements such as this should be flexible, more fitting of the partnership's overall approach rather than what something 'should be'. If playing lots of IMPs, a strategy such as Mr. Pavlicek's would seem appropriate; if the partnership doesn't want ...
Are these Psyches?
Something good players sometimes forget: bad bridge is not illegal bridge. #1 and #2 are bad bridge. Then again, no bid is wholly bad if it prompts one that's even worse (a quote from the Hideous Hog if I remember correctly).
Craig Biddle's bidding problem: KT5 KQ7532 K AK3
If I didn't want to overcall 1NT before (I wouldn't, but it's close), the logical thing to do would be to Pass again. I admit that 3 might come out of the box if I felt the need to create action.

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