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Donald Lurie
Donald Lurie
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Member Since
Dec. 6, 2012
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Bridge Player
about me

Retired ex-School Psychologist, worked in a middle school in the South Bronx. living outside of NYC.  Not an expert, never claimed to be, never will be.  Became LM over 35 years ago but don't ask me how?  Frequently play on BBO - (Double !) but play live bridge relatively infrequently. Memory and attention/ concentration skills are clearly not what they once were.   If I post a problem or OP, even if it seems like such a no-brainer and elementary to you, something likely occurred at the table where a disagreement occurred or there was some difference in approach or style.  So please view it as respecting and appreciating your input.  

The more you learn, the more you realize how little you know - scary!

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Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Trumping partner's ace to get her off an endplay against Oswald Jacoby. It was the right play: he was not pleased. (yeah. I go back that far)
BBO Username
Double !
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
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Donald Lurie's bidding problem: KT32 KT4 Q5 A972
To all of you who responded to this poll: thank you. Simply said, the person who held this hand had/ has a very different perspective of whether or not balancing back in, in this case with 1NT, necessarily shows the traditional extra values (approx. 17-19 give or take). Rather, the ...
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: 3 A42 AKQ4 J9642
thx i can relate to the above i am at the point that i have come to suspect that, once some fit has been agreed on, with this P all next dbls are max. so, sure enough, next time i pulled what i thought was a max, he had intended ...
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: 3 A42 AKQ4 J9642
Because, rightly or wrongly, partner intended the bid as maximal/ a game try in s. I, too, interpreted the dbl as penalties, passed and collected either 500 or 800, can't remember which. I figured partner already had a reasonably good picture of my hand and must have had some ...
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: QT7 A3 AQJ92 A42
Bergen 19
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: 3 A42 AKQ4 J9642
there was a pass after the double that was omitted. corrected...thx
My Journey in Bridge
another vote here for Anchovies. just not so sure how well they would go with pepperoni.
What does this bid mean?
SB: thx maybe i am missing something here (often the case), but i was opening bidder, not the over-caller. and partner had shown a (usually) 3-card simple raise (maybe 4-card with 4333 distro).
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: K864 KQT4 J8 QJT
not sure how mouldy it is, but the companion hand, posted elsewhere, was a mid-range weak NT, 4333 with KQT of s. So far most (11/14) have indicated that they would have bid 2M with that hand as opposed to passing 2, so that may be a factor.
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: K864 KQT4 J8 QJT
I probably should have added a second question: Does opener previous pass over 2 absolutely deny possession of a 4-card major?
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: AK3 AKQ9 K2 9762
to those of you who have passed: how do you play a 1NT bid in this position?
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