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Craig Biddle
Craig Biddle
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Member Since
Aug. 3, 2010
Last Seen
9 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.

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning my first District GNT title (before flights)
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
1stPanda
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
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Craig Biddle's bidding problem: J8 A86 A93 KQJ92
I agree, partner doesn't. So we don't.
Craig Biddle's bidding problem: J8 A86 A93 KQJ92
Isn't 6=3=3=1 enough for you, Richard?
2470
Curiously, in the final match of the second 2-day KO, a player faced a lead problem against 7 doubled. His hand was 10xx xx xx KQJ9xx and his auction was 1 on his right, 3 (favorable vul, but many of us would do it anyway), 4 ...
Waking up to your misbid on your own, before partner's alert
I think he's asking whether he can announce to the table right now that he has misbid. The answer to that, under the relevant ACBL regulations, is clearly no; the proper time to announce this is after the auction is over and before the lead is made, provided that ...
Common Game 5/23/19 Hand 7
It's practically impossible to pick up 4 in W after the spade lead unless East has a ton of clubs. For instance, A, KQ K A and now if E has shown up with at least 8 major suit cards you can play a club to hand, likely ...
Craig Biddle's bidding problem: --- AK986 J75 AQ432
Violating your agreements is not really a good way to play bridge. You may not like our agreement, but we have it and we both knew we had it. And if partner has a hand that can expect to make 3NT opposite void KQJxx Jxx QJ10xx then my correct call ...
2470
I would call it idiotic. I can do that, since I led it. But 4 was explained (on inquiry) as "maybe Gerber, we don't play much together and he plays Gerber in a lot of sequences where I wouldn't." My hand was x J10xxx 10xx A98x. I ...
Craig Biddle's bidding problem: J8 A86 A93 KQJ92
We sorely missed the ability for partner to splinter with his AK109xx J9x Kxx x - I would have had no problem signing off. But this hand could be cold for 7 opposite AKQxxx xx xxx Ax. I felt that I had to bid something with controls and tricks. In retrospect ...
What went wrong here?
East had no business bidding 3NT with only one likely stopper and needing two high diamond honors from partner.
Another Fine Mess
Declarer went down in this against me by trying to set up clubs. I was East and had J73 QJ4 Q108643 9. They ruffed a club middle at trick 2 and I pitched a heart. I just thought this was an interesting sort of dummy reversal.
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