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Brad Craig
Brad Craig
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Basic Information

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

Playier 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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Assess the blame (13)
I agree with that, but 4 'sounds' forward-going whatever was meant by it. North's Pass seems tone-deaf to me.
Prahalad Rajkumar's lead problem: Q975 KQ43 853 A7
Jxx opposite doesn't seem too much to wish for. I prefer to lead low in case Ax shows up in dummy (yeah, I know - rose colored glasses and all)
David Parsons's bidding problem: AT9 AKQJ5 4 KT75
Close to abstaining because I probably would have bid a forcing 3 over 3. But 3 wasn't terrible and I will simply bid what I think partner can make.
Ed Spear's bidding problem: AKQxx JTx Qxxx x
4. If this isn't slammish I give up.
David Parsons's bidding problem: 2 Q953 A95 JT973
If I made a side bet with a friend on how fast I could make my pick-up partner head to the partnership desk after the game, I'd Double. If my pick-up partner had overcalled on similar values earlier in the session, I throw 2 at the clod and ...
David Parsons's bidding problem: J6 KQJT3 953 K82
Hanoi Rondón's bidding problem: A54 K932 AKT832 ---
For me, 4 is concentrated in the reds so that's out. If I have a splinter available (especially a void splinter) I'm all over it.
Martin Wuest's bidding problem: A94 KQ92 J85 QT5
Balanced hands defend.
David Corn's bidding problem: 9865 AKT J KJT94
I guess I stay in system, confessing that it looks weird not to raise hearts. If partner rebids 1NT, I will wish I had raised hearts.
Waltraud Gruening's bidding problem: A975 AQJ85 74 Q2
Say partner has game values, is 3=2 in the majors and has a flimsy diamond stop. I don't see how Flannery solves the problem when we belong in 5=2 hearts.

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