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Gabriel Fractman
Gabriel Fractman
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Member Since
July 28, 2014
Last Seen
16 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I live in Madrid, Spain. Bridge is only my hobby, but I try to take it as seriously as work and family allow.


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Bridge Accomplishments
Played for Spain's National Team on several occasions, last one in Budapest 2016 EU Champs (no, I was not in Wroclaw :).
Regular Bridge Partners
Gabriel Carrasco
Favorite Tournaments
EU Championsihps, Biarritz
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Bas Van Der Hoek's bidding problem: QJ9765 T732 --- AJ3
This hand could even try for slam opposite a 1 oppening. So starting with a weak 2 in seems a bit too one-sided even at MPs.
Thomas van der Hoeden's bidding problem: KT3 J753 KQ A632
3 should be a favourite to make, as partner rates to have something like 2-1-3-7 distribution. The point is whether we think we will be allowed to buy the contract and whether opponents can make a contract of their own (do we have too many HCP?). In that case ...
Peter Hasenson's bidding problem: KQ72 98 --- AKT9854
Nice hand to try 5, "psychic" Exclusion Blackwood.
David Carlisle's bidding problem: 765 T865 A4 7654
I would like to "bite" something else when this dummy comes down .... Partner still has the chance to bid if I pass, and I would be in much better position; for instance, I could now jump bid 3 with four trumps and an Ace if I had passed originally ...
Gabriel Fractman's bidding problem: ATx QJ987 --- K9432
Well, by "reasonable" I meant that there could be some logic behind it. Fortunately for this game many times different players look at the same hand and see different things. For the record, this hand was played in the USA2 trials (I think the final round) and I replayed it ...
What am I missing?
For me even thinking about doubling the opponents at the 2 level with only 3 trump when our side has a 9+ fit and I have a distributional hand is out of the question. Switch your and and if double is played as penalty then it can be ...
How to bid 7!C?
I think both proposed sequences so far are influenced by looking at the four hands. It is not always easy to abstract yourself from the fact that you know the other hand. In this case: is it clear to rebid 4 bypassing 3NT level without knowing partner has such ...
Bob Okker's bidding problem: KT32 KQ983 A6 AQ
Sorry to spoil the party, but what would you rebid with ATxxAKTxxxxxx? Is not that a clear 4 rebid? Then how would parter know?
Walter Schmid's bidding problem: AKJ3 J9 Q3 AKQJ9
Of course the bidding by North can be "sligthly improved", but if I am there and partner has 2 Aces and 2 Kings the only reasonable try is 7NT (7 could be better but since we got so much information I am not sure).
How do we avoid this disaster?
There is no much South can do in the club suit; if he plays J or 9 North may well think he has only two left and that declarer started with 5 clubs. But as already mentioned it is very unlikely that South will have an entry knowing ...
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