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David Parsons
David Parsons
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Member Since
Nov. 6, 2015
Last Seen
Sept. 5
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Actuary, Ranked Chess and Othello Master, now retired and studying Bridge.

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Recently, 4/75 at the District 3 NJ Regional, 1/57 at the Eastern States Regional Open Pairs in NYC, 42/364 in Silodor at the Spring NABC in Philly.
Regular Bridge Partners
Paul Frean, David Libchaber, Irving Gewirtzman, David Carter
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Honors in NYC
Favorite Conventions
Not a convention, but I love New Losing Trick Count (NLTC) for hand evaluation.
BBO Username
parsonsdav
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
Parsons Libchaber
Two over One (Larry Cohen's Style)
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What do you keep as Dummy's suit is run?
On a club lead, declarer wins in dummy with the K, pulls three rounds of trump, finesses the K by winning the Q, plays the A and exits with a diamond. He must then win the K, four diamonds, five spades and the AK, for 12 tricks.
What do you keep as Dummy's suit is run?
Indeed, on the actual hand partner had: :875 :9653 :K3 :QJ95 Pitching a diamond is wrong, but so was bidding 4, which would go down four. 3NT makes 10 tricks and 4S makes 12 tricks as the cards lie.
What do you keep as Dummy's suit is run?
The only difference (that I can tell) is whether you want to signal an honor in diamonds or not.
What do you keep as Dummy's suit is run?
If partner's heart holding was 9653, you would signal the 9?
What do you keep as Dummy's suit is run?
Sorry, Frances. I'll try to use the right terminology ("follows with") in the future.
What do you keep as Dummy's suit is run?
The lead of the HQ calls for an attitude signal from partner. Assume all signals are standard.
David Parsons's bidding problem: Q2 T832 A983 543
According to the DD simulator, 5 makes 91% of the time, and 4 makes 99% of the time. I wasn't overly optimistic.
David Parsons's bidding problem: Q2 T832 A983 543
How about KTxxxx AKQx xx A, which was given two polls ago. 5 is practically cold but three-quarters of the bidders here would miss game with their best bidding sequences (according to both polls combined).
David Parsons's bidding problem: QJ984 T9 54 AKJ4
Yes, I expect all the 2 bidders would open it in all seats. I guess it is worth an upgrade.
David Parsons's bidding problem: QJ984 T9 54 AKJ4
Would you open this hand in first seat?
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