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Brad Theurer
Brad Theurer
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 14, 2010
Last Seen
9 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Started out in the NYC area, moved to DC burbs in 1990.  Enjoy the challenge of playing different systems with different partners though getting old and forgetting sucks!  I am a bidding problem junkie (MSC, It's Your Call, etc.) though I sometimes realize my action at the table and the action I choose for the contest aren't necessarily the same!

I enjoy tournaments and play in them more than in club games.  Go to occasional nationals and hope to do more of those in the future.

Did manage my highest ever finish in an open National event by coming in 2nd in the Fast Pairs at the 2018 Spring tournament in Philadelphia.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
beating Carolyn Lynch's high-powered squad (Balicki/Zmudzinski, Passell/Wold) in a regional KO final - down 15 at halftime and 41 after the first 6 boards of the 2nd half, we won the last 6 boards 43-0!
Bridge Accomplishments
Too many regional wins to count, nearly winning Flight A GNT in 2012, 2nd in 2018 NABC Fast Pairs in Spring Nationals (Philadelphia)
Regular Bridge Partners
Lyle Poe, Mark Chen, Robbie Hopkins, Leo Lasota
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Washington Bridge League
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
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Leo Lasota's bidding problem: JT986432 A754 --- 3
I was at the other table - what actually occurred is that Leo's hand only opened 3, it then went P-P-4, which was doubled (by the long clubs hand), thus only -500 at our table= to win the 7 IMPS. Nobody ran to diamonds.
World Team Championships in China
this is a good (more direct?) link for teams/results:
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: 8642 53 A95 J862
for the most part I agree (especially since it's matchpoints so have to try for higher scoring partial), though the one downside of 2 is that partner might bid again and get you too high. I'd be more likely to pass 2 at imps since if ...
YBTJ (and Jury?) - Regional Swiss Teams
obviously it depends on their lead style... LHO should lead the card that requests that partner unblock... or give count, or give attitude to help him decide what to lead next.
YBTJ (and Jury?) - Regional Swiss Teams
thinking of the late great Paul Harvey when I read that, Ray
YBTJ (and Jury?) - Regional Swiss Teams
Thank you everyone for your votes, thoughts/opinions/analysis. For the record, I was South. My partner and I had not (sufficiently) discussed what North's 3NT rebid promised/denied, but I felt strongly that partner would not bid 3NT with a void or singleton, so I felt the odds ...
YBTJ (and Jury?) - Regional Swiss Teams
even w/o such an agreement, with 6 spades and 4 clubs, one can judge whether to treat as a spade one-suiter or show clubs, depending on such factors as suit qualities, form of scoring, etc. With AKJTxx/Ax/A/Qxxx, I'd ignore that club "suit", for example.
YBTJ (and Jury?) - Regional Swiss Teams
I like to play what Craig describes and don't feel it's flawed/wonky at all. The multi-way 3 serves many highly useful purposes - including differentiating between having 5 hearts (1-1NT-3) and 4 hearts (1-1NT-3-3-3) so that responder knows what to do ...
YBTJ (and Jury?) - Regional Swiss Teams
also, at the table, North's 3NT bid might have followed a slight BIT, would like any thoughts about how that might or might not influence South's decision.
YBTJ (and Jury?) - Regional Swiss Teams
a question for all, especially those blaming South - if this hand isn't appropriate for passing 3NT, what would your requirements be for a hand to be okay to pass 3NT in this auction? (assuming 3NT should show a solid (?) 6-7 card spade suit with no shortness and a couple ...

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