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Craig Biddle
Craig Biddle
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Basic Information

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

2nd in the Silver Ribbons in Memphis 2019.  Many people have congratulated me for my finish, and then added that I should not be too disappointed that we didn't win.  I play the game to learn about the game and improve my capacity to play it well.  This result told me that I can play it well enough to win at that level, and the fact that I didn't actually win is totally irrelevant to 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.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Contending the whole way in the Silver Ribbons and ending up second.
Bridge Accomplishments
2nd NABC Silver Ribbon Pairs, 2019. 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, Bernie Greenspan
Favorite Tournaments
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional
Favorite Conventions
transfer responses to 1C and transfer rebids after 1D-1M
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
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Bramley and Woolsey Lead LM Pairs
MR has been on an unbelievable roll lately. World Mixed teams. Q'ed on two different teams in the trials.
One for the Books
Still a top. But you're right. I should have done that.
One for the Books
I was afraid to ask. I didn't have my tinfoil hat on.
One for the Books
Would that be a support double?
One for the Books
That's undoubtedly what happened.
“Detecting Cheating in Bridge” by Nic Hammond. Preliminary thoughts
What about this situation? Larry Loudmouth, on the first board of the session, berates his partner for not leading the K from Kx against the opposing slam. Do all of the players who DO lead the K get flagged as having cheated?
Craig Biddle's bidding problem: KQJ4 Q7654 AJT3 ---
I don't know of any way to get partner to splinter. Finding partner with xx AKxxxx x xxxx is a pipe dream. You can also make a slam if partner has xx AKxxxx xx xxx if you can convince them to not lead a diamond. I think the best ...
What is the purpose of attitude signaling?
Exactly. Partner can ask for a shift by discarding a heart, with the size serving as SP. So partner's 9 is just, "Don't worry about spades, partner."
Defensive Problem
Yes, this was a great problem. I especially appreciated the point about partner's possible club shift at trick 2. That play also works on the apparent layout (Ax xx KQ10 AKQxxx) since it takes dummy's spades out of the equation. If declarer wins in hand and plays a ...
Craig Biddle's bidding problem: KQJ4 Q7654 AJT3 ---
Yes, partner would interpret 4 as a splinter with slam interest.

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