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Donald Lurie
Donald Lurie
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Dec. 6, 2012
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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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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 !
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Bronze Life Master
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Donald Lurie's bidding problem: J7 Q752 AQT64 K3
undiscussed at this point (not a common sequence). Not trying to be flippant but, for the sake of this poll, please assume that the double means what you believe it should mean. In addition to your bid on this OP, your description of what you believe the double should mean ...
New BBO landing page
My parents taught me that, if you can't say something nice about something or someone, then don't say anything. So, I am not saying anything about that video clip.
What Is First Published Reference to XYZ?
The first place I ever saw something called "xyz" was on Glen Ashton's system web site (Bridge Matters) in conjunction with his ETM Tops system: I just don't know how long ago that was. Maybe 10 years ago. However, as far back as 1970-71 I seem to recall ...
Jump Reverse
Interesting that no one so far has mentioned using this bid as showing a 5-6 hand without enough for a reverse (10-15 hcp) as suggested on Karen Walker's web site ("kwbridge"). (example x, KQTxx, AJTxxx, x ) There was also a series of articles by/ of ...
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: 2 63 QT643 AKQJ6
As some might have suspected, this was the companion hand for West: AKQJ963, void, KJ852, 5. (As of this moment, 2/3 of the responders chose to overcall south's "weak" 2 opening bid with 4 (as did I although 3 did cross ...
Bid these hands
"Actually 1 :-)".......right on! Unfortunately strong was not an option, nor was the toy of 2/2/3M as 4M-5+s (which I personally like). We play 3M as setting M as trump and requesting cues
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: AJ A AK5432 AK96
yes, I really did have this hand last Monday night. After seeing this split in votes (not in the direction I anticipated), I think it would be better to simply show both hands in a separate article and ask for ideas of how to handle them. Otherwise I think it ...
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: AJ A AK5432 AK96
note: I was going to post this as a "how should these hands be bid?" article, but was concerned that the answer would be "under an assumed name". (Often the correct answer in my case.) Hence, the bidding poll.
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: A64 A87 973 KJ72
what do you do after lho raises to 2 after your neg X? a) after it goes pass-pass back to you, b) after P bids 3?
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: A64 A87 973 KJ72
Thanks to all for your votes so far. I wish that many people had given the reasons for selecting their particular bids after 1 - 1, especially seeing that there was several recommended bids with 2 leading the poll so far. This hand was actually rather interesting (to ...
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