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David Parsons
David Parsons
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Basic Information

Member Since
Nov. 6, 2015
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Recently, 52/388 in Wernher Open Pairs for my first Platinum points.
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.
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
Parsons Libchaber
Two over One (Larry Cohen's Style)
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David Parsons's bidding problem: T84 QJ3 J542 Q32
I've heard of 2 as an artificial call to show a (three-card) limit raise, but never to show a constructive raise. Are we defining the terms the same way? How would you show a three-card limit raise if you use 2 to show a constructive raise? My ...
David Parsons's bidding problem: Q54 K984 J73 T54
Thanks, Paul, your insight is always helpful to me!
David Parsons's bidding problem: T84 QJ3 J542 Q32
I don't understand that. What would you bid with a constructive raise that is at least a trick stronger than this hand but weaker than a limit raise?
David Parsons's bidding problem: T84 QJ3 J542 Q32
David Parsons's bidding problem: Q54 K984 J73 T54
Paul, what you describe is not BWS. Mike Lawrence recommends something similar to that (but importantly he uses a 2 response to 2 as a completely artificial bid showing a hand that would open in first seat), but BWS says that with a passed hand, 2 is ...
David Parsons's bidding problem: AKJ62 A53 Q9 A62
Paul, this is the companion hand to the one where you and I are debating the impact of Drury. The actual pairing of this hand with that one produces a combination that makes exactly eight tricks in either NT or spades, but not more. The worst contract we can possibly ...
David Parsons's bidding problem: Q54 K984 J73 T54
I don't get what you mean by Drury having anything to do with the range, Paul. When you play constructive raises and you raise a first seat major suit opening to the two level, you are saying that you have up to one trick short of a limit raise ...
David Parsons's bidding problem: Q54 K984 J73 T54
I'm very surprised that people think that responding to a third seat opener changes things. Responding to that seat, 1NT is "semi-forcing," which (according to Mike Lawrence) means that opener can pass only if he has opened a hand that he would not have opened in first seat. Are ...
David Parsons's bidding problem: Q42 QT74 T62 AK6
Totally agree.
David Parsons's bidding problem: T43 A9865 --- A9854
Assuming 3 can be passed, it's a horrible bid -- this hand is a 50% game opposite a 12-HCP no-shortness opener with only five spades. Most hands that would pass 3 will make the spade game opposite this hand (shown by DD simulation).
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