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Brian Platnick
Brian Platnick
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 16, 2011
Last Seen
4 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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Update: Zia and Cheek Win Platinum Pairs
Barry, Congrats on a great showing and especially for your ability to be objective about the appeal hand. When I was asked about the trick 1 hesitation, I wasn’t informed that Kevin detached a card then placed it back in his hand. For me, this makes the decision correct ...
Update: Zia and Cheek Win Platinum Pairs
Barry, I think you are cold for 11 tricks on a spade lead if you guess the position correctly.
How do you play this 3!s bid?
David, Would you expect 3NT to promise 4S? If not, why double 3C instead of bidding 3NT? If so, then 3S should be artificial.
Missed game - who was more responsible
Yes, it is forcing. 4M/longer m is one of the possible hands.
Missed game - who was more responsible
Richard, I confess to mild surprise that you wrote, “... unable to agree between themselves whether the East hand is best opened 1 or 1NT” instead of “better opened 1 or 1NT.” We play 14-16 NT, but in 4th seat we play 15-17. If 1NT showed 14-16, I assume ...
Missed game - who was more responsible
I wouldn't be in this position (having opened a precision 1♣).
Ron Smith's bidding problem: 76 J2 765 AQJ876
Hi Richard, Thanks for the explanation, much more helpful than “I wouldn’t be in this situation...” If my clubs included the ten, I would bid 3. If my clubs were something like AJxxxx, I would pass only if 2 promised 4. If my spades were a bit ...
Ron Smith's bidding problem: 76 J2 765 AQJ876
Richard, Is 2 forcing? If so, what would you now bid over partner's 2 rebid? Adding a comment which basically says, "I don't play these methods so would not have this problem" isn't very helpful unless you are suggesting better methods. Not sure responding 2 ...
What do you make of this?
When I saw the title of this thread, my first thought was ...
ATB(Turn by Turn)
Is Alan related to the famous French chef?

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