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Ed Judy
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Member Since
Aug. 21, 2011
Last Seen
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Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Favorite Bridge Winners profile:

"Love wife, bridge, sports, a great food and a good wine, not specifically in that order."

(Paul Weinstock)


Favorite Bridge Winners article:

"Real Rewards" (Peg Kaplan)


Favorite self-quote: "My knowledge of the game exceeds my ability to perform at the table."


Favorite accomplishment: An open regional Win with a "B" partner


Goals:(1) A Mini-Spingold Final (2) A regional top-bracket KO Win

Bridge Information

ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
Copy of Ed Judy & Vern King
2/1 with Walsh Diamond & 2-Way Checkback
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Ed Judy and Gary Donner
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Copy of LC Standard
LC Standard
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Copy of Ed Judy and Bob Simkins
[b]2/1 game forcing[/b]
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Defense Against Short Minors
The Best Bridge Writer
"Partnership skill is as important as any technical skill." Right on, Max! Rubens, in "Secrets," offers superb advice on that subject, including that of managng the contagious "conventionitis" disease.
BW 2/1: Serious 3NT
Clarification question re OP: " where an 8-card major-suit fit has been found?" Shouldn't this read 8-card or possibly 9-card?
Defense Against Short Minors
In my view, first comment (Jeff Goldsmith) is right on, although a modification might be in order if, as the OP has asked, the short club "could be as short as TWO." Quite often, this (rather silly) agreement is only to guarantee that a 1D opening always shows more than ...
The Best Bridge Writer Poll
Is there a problem here in definition? "Best bridge writer" is not the same as "best bridge book writer"). Clearly, by any standard, Rubens and Kaplan are outstanding bridge writers but not necessarily best bridge book writers (limited output of books, particularly Rubens). Or is "best bridge writer" another category ...
Conventions that work best (when they don't come up)
Flannery (per OP) is my favorite for working best when not used. Support doubles and redoubles for sure, per other comments. I'm hard-pressed to come up with others than fit within the "spirit" of the opening question. I don't think responses to 2C falls, technically, within the basic ...
Conventions that work best (when they don't come up)
Ed R., always the nitpicking purist :) (Not that we don't need it.)
Conventions that work best (when they don't come up)
Pass by opener in a competitive auction at second turn. (I'm aware that it is not a "convention.").
Mastery of the Fundamentals
Bridge Master is indeed super for imps. Unfortunately, it is extremely difficult (if not impossible)for a similar program for match points.
Evaluating the Quality of a Stratification
Oh, Ray, why so literal? Pls lighten up a bit and try to give a lesser mortal like me some slack. This web site is a blog, not a courtroom. I simply can't believe that we should give a hoot about the quality of a strat.

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