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Donald Lurie
Donald Lurie
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Member Since
Dec. 6, 2012
Last Seen
6 hours ago
Member Type
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 seem to be getting progressively worse (especially in terms of remembering played cards).   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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Cue Bids & Splinters & Forcing Passes: Redo
was waiting for someone to mention DPI. Poll assuming DPI not in effect (never played it)
Cue Bids & Splinters & Forcing Passes: Redo
fixed - 3 answers now allowed (I think) FH: thx for responding again
Cue Bids and Splinters, and Forcing Passes, Oh My
I really have to apologize for using the wrong format for setting up this poll. I didn't realize that only one answer would be permitted, that I needed to use the multiple answer format (I guess). Sincere appreciation to all of you who have responded and written comments so ...
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: AKQ9 AK6 A7 KQ86
This was the full hand. West: T73, QJ9, K95, AJ73/ North: 86, T72, JT643, T52/ East: AKQ9, AK6, A7, KQ86/ South: J542, 8543, Q82, 94 not having the 5NT bid as inviting 7 available ...
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: AKQ9 AK6 A7 KQ86
I like this. much better than 5N pick-a-slam which is how my partner for this hand (and some other partners) would have interpreted 5N. bidding had gone 1N-2C-2D -? I'm wondering if there is a way to distinguish between a 4-card suit up the line and a 5-card suit? Or ...
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: AKQ9 AK6 A7 KQ86
OK: for all you 2 bidders, partner rebids 2. For the 3 puppet bidders, partner responds 3 (no 5cd M) and 3N over which ever bid you use to shows your 4-card major. (I suspect one bids the 4-cd M you have playing minis seeing that ...
Slobodan Guzvica's bidding problem: A3 J7 J9 AKQJ643
This hand reminds me of an old cartoon showing two senior ladies discussing their bidding methods. One says to the other, "Now remember, Myrtle, 4NT is always Blackwood!" They would be in a better position to assess for a possible grand, to invite 7. Their 4NT would show 2 places ...
Christopher Donnelly's bidding problem: AJ 9 T74 KJ98653
partner gets another chance.
Richard Unger's bidding problem: AK532 J86 T AKQT
what is the rush to bid 7H at MPs? Partner must have had a reason for asking about kings. So why not answer partner's question(s) and then show something else, like trick source, if partner tries to sign off in 6H and you've already decided that you ...
What Dat?
thx tom: that's what i thought i remembered...dang-near slam in hand. but you know my memory. would make for a good bidding poll
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