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Brian Platnick
Brian Platnick
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 16, 2011
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

In addition to playing bridge, I am currently a member of the ACBL seeding committee.  I have also coached 2 junior pairs in the program run by Michael and Debbie Rosenberg.  When not playing bridge, I spend my time trading stock options, chilling with my family, and traveling. 

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning the 2017 Spingold
Bridge Accomplishments
Won 1991 World Juniors, 2010 Spingold, 2017 Spingold, 2010 Rosenblum, several other 1st/2nd place finishes in NABC events. WBF World Grand Master,
Regular Bridge Partners
John Diamond.
Favorite Tournaments
USBF team trials
Favorite Conventions
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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Thibault Wolf's bidding problem: 872 Q532 865 982
Richard “In this context, pass is easy.” It is easier to pull to 2C, then (hopefully) put down the dummy in 2D/H/S doubled, go get a cup of tea, come back and score -300 or -500 than it is to try to stop the 3rd overtrick against 1NTxx.
Danny Sprung's bidding problem: 5 AKT72 32 J9872
“Partner should not be doubling because he is looking at the DAKQ.” “... the likelihood he has the AKQ of diamonds is too remote to consider ...” Dave, You seem to be the only one considering AKQ of diamonds as a possible holding for partner. JD, I like your facetious rules, but ...
Religious Restrictions and our Conditions of Contest
“Striking the Final Hammer Blow” Good to know you are forbidden from making penalty doubles on Shabbos
Religious Restrictions and our Conditions of Contest
Hi Matt, “. .. I could play outside of Israel, but (ironically) only if I was getting paid and it was part of a week-long tournament. (I was also to ask my partner, if he was Jewish, not to write.) The point of getting paid was that playing bridge is not in ...
To Split Or Not To Split
Kit, Congratulations on making the semifinals.
Religious Restrictions and our Conditions of Contest
“But re the issue of disclosure, I have seen no solution that, in my opinion, does not damage the integrity of 'screen procedure'.” Sprung wrote: “They should have a preprinted pad of possible things to say (as suggested in the BW many years ago when the issue was a language ...
ATB, but I get the couch
Agree. South had a difficult decision between 5♣ and 6♦. North, however, bid way too much. 4NT was a horrible overbid.
Bots again (hope the hand is cute enough)
Victor, I meant that 11 tricks are available on some layouts, but unlikely if east has 8 clubs and 2 hearts. But if East were 8-2, I think 11 tricks are still possible if he holds: JT Qx J AKJxxxxx
Bots again (hope the hand is cute enough)
Michal, I really enjoy your bot hands, keep them coming.
Bots again (hope the hand is cute enough)
Michal, Of course it’s double-dummy analysis, that was the point of this sub thread. I don’t play much against bots, but do they play weak 2 and if so, in your experience would a bot pass in 1st seat with KQJTxx of hearts? Not that you would duck ...

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