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Craig Biddle
Craig Biddle
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Member Since
Aug. 3, 2010
Last Seen
an hour 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.

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
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
Ira Chorush - Craig Biddle
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Sorry: What's Standard?
How about just considering a cue-bid to be a cue-bid? It neither shows nor asks about a stopper, and may or may not contain 4-card spade support. Best is for you to rebid 2NT with a stopper, 3 with extra length, and 2 with neither or with ...
Craig Biddle's bidding problem: AT4 AKT875 JT87 ---
I was the 1 bidder, don't blame me for the bidding. Doubling 2 would have been a disaster; partner had nowhere to go and you can't beat it enough to compensate for any of your 3 games (you can make 3NT or 5 of either minor).
My first ATB
At matchpoints, I want to be in 3NT, not 5. Maybe at IMPs, too, since even if the K is on side, if N has 3 we can't get our 2nd ruff and therefore also need the K onside.
Selling Bridge - Be Proactive
Or, more simply, teach your grandchildren to play cards when they visit. Start with hearts, then spades, then minibridge.
The Death of Teams
Simple, really. First in a 16 team event pays 85% of the first place award in a 16 table pair event extending over the same number of sessions. Thus the winning team gets the same masterpoint awards as the average of 1st and 2nd in the pairs.
Craig Biddle's bidding problem: AT4 AKT875 JT87 ---
This is South's. One drawback of using double of 2 to show a trap pass of hearts is that you may end up having to take at least 6 tricks with spades as trump. And if you can make a game, you will have to try to take ...
Apportion the blame - a missed slam (second try)
Speaking of argumentative, Jack, you are on your own little island in the auction and now have made 4 additional posts trying to convince the large majority of us who disagree with 2 that we are wrong.
Another Night on the Couch
Anne is getting tougher on you.
Kevin Bathurst's bidding problem: AK6 KT876 T863 9
I like 4NT - good hand with control but not enough to drive to slam.
BBO: Find the source of a deal
Posting the deal here would probably be faster - someone would surely recognize it.

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