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Craig Biddle
Craig Biddle
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Member Since
Aug. 3, 2010
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

USBF Junior mentor (having a great time with a half-dozen [now 8] very eager youngsters from 12-16).  Nearly made the top 500 in 2017, planning a stronger effort in 2019.

Occasionally play on BBO against Cayne and his pros, or Richard Pavlicek and partner.  I enjoy the opportunity to play against that caliber of players.  Win occasionally, too.

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Multiple GNT District wins back in the day, Once had 5 BRQ's in 9 tries but nobody noticed because it took 7 years and 3 cities. Four straight 2nd day quals in Platinum Point events.
Regular Bridge Partners
Phil Goulding, Fred Schenker
Favorite Tournaments
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional
BBO Username
1stPanda
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
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Assign blame
North's double was horrendous, unless their agreement was either takeout or optional penalty. But the only reason I can see for S passing the double is that he had Ax in with his diamonds. He made a 2/1 justified by the playing strength of his 7-4 hand, and ...
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
The ACBL membership needs its Nationals in more easily accessible locations, both by distance and cost.
Yet another "Is pass forcing"?
Yes, I could be eating this. But this is a game of percentages, not belts and suspenders.
Do What Will Motivate Governing Bodies; Not What is Easy
Use tablets. Don't let anybody see any part of their partner's body. Self-alert. Easy Peasy.
ATB - reaching a bad slam
South bid his hand impeccably, making a pressured raise based on nice controls, 4-card support, and a stiff in the preempt suit. North needed Axxx AKx Kxxxx x opposite for slam to be good; if South had held that hand he would have made a move over a 4 ...
Yet another "Is pass forcing"?
My raise promised 4 trumps, I have 3. I have 2 Aces. Partner jumped to game. The opponents are at the 5 level. Double seems right. If partner has a tactical 4 bid, he's expected to pull. But if we allow tactical leaps to game, pass can't ...
Assign the passing blames
W took a shot at unfavorable vulnerability and it worked. Either tip your hat to him or file a player memo. Your choice.
Four spades
Just because trumps are set doesn't mean that 4 can't be an offer to play. At matchpoints, a touchy 4 making beats the heck out of a +400 in 5 claimed at trick 3. Our rule is that the first cuebid for slam can't ...
Another Look at Walter Avarelli
Yes, a kindergarten misdefense rescued by a brilliancy from the superstar.
Redoubling Isn't Rude
That's kind of an in your face remark. If I were directing a game and heard a remark like that, I would have had a quiet discussion with the player who made it after the session.
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