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Eric Dong
Eric Dong
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Member Since
Sept. 28, 2016
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Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Grew up and learned bridge in Hong Kong during 12th grade (2008) because only school bridge club members are allowed to bring playing cards to school. Brieftly after that I'm off from bridge for 5 years and on for bridge for another 5 years. 

Love bidding theories, strategies and systems. However, I was convinced that I should gitgud in bridge before thinking about creating a system/convention. So currently I am still trying to gitgud.

Country
Canada

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
When I first learned bridge when I was in high school, me and 3 other newbies joined the interschool bridge tournament, along with another team from our school which was much more experienced. The tournament consisted of a swiss round, then the top teams from swiss round go into double elimination. During the swiss round my partner bid 4S instead of 4D because somehow he thinks his diamonds are spades. We did not get doubled, contract goes down 3, we got a positive IMP. And at the end we barely get through the swiss round because of that game. Somehow the experienced team did not even get through, this gave me great confidence. "Maybe I am talented in this game." I thought. Then we proceeded to lose 2 games in a row in the double elimination round. Game Over.
Bridge Accomplishments
2018 CNTC-C Winner
Regular Bridge Partners
Johnson Zhu
Member of Bridge Club(s)
McGill Bridge Club, Le Mirage Club de Bridge
Favorite Tournaments
2018 CNTC
Favorite Conventions
Transfer, Inversions, Void splinter
BBO Username
ericdong
ACBL Ranking
Non Life Master
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Your UI ruling?
Might as well bid 4 if you have a 3.5 bid. For me, slow 3 demonstrates 2.5 and suggests S to pass. However 4 is LA, hence S bidding 4 is very ethical.
Assign blame
Playing forcing pass over 3, I play X as optional penalty. N with strong interest in penalty would have to pass 3. Therefore, S with shortness in facing 3X would decline penalty and bid 3. Serious partnerships need to have discussions on these situations. I ...
4NT Over a 4 Spade Pre-empt
Obligatory why is this not a bidding poll
A not-so-"minor" problem
Surely 2NT then 4 has to be a void right? jumping to 5 seems excessive
Stuff about appeals that some people may find boring
Any possibility that EW can get a 4 ruling? I see a possible 4 jump over X of 2 by W. With W's real hand and correct explanation on 2, W who has 5-3-4-1 with a singleton and presumably E is short in ...
You be the judge!
No way 4 would deny control. Some play 4 as last train and some play 4 as having control and looking for control. Either way, 4 shows control, and 4 denies control. Therefore, it is totally normal for the pair ...
Tablets with a table feel
Why? because you forget to bring a deck of cards but everyone has their phone/tablets?
Can Bergen raises be unlimited?
What I am thinking of is saving up sequences so I can play 1M - 3m as natural invitational or fit jump. Combining GF and inv sequences would definitely have some sort of negative impact even if we could minimize it, because the bid is now less clearly defined. But is ...
Another "what should this double be?"
I play this depending on vulnerability. X when vul is lead directing, do not lead clubs. X when nv is competitive, invitation to compete to 4.
Merijn Groenenboom's bidding problem: AQ32 A5 J7 KQ632
Fair argument, I guess I am on the aggressive side of game bidding, or I am on the conservative side of bidding 2.
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