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Gabriel Fractman
Gabriel Fractman
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Member Since
July 28, 2014
Last Seen
3 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.

Country
Spain

Bridge Information

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
BBO Username
gabrielf
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Gabriel Fractman's bidding problem: --- Tx AJT8xxxx ATx
Partner had the expected shape 6-2-0-5 with two heart losers. But he was missing the key card (J) and spades broke 5-2 so 1 down. 5 had a chance, mostly double-dummy.
DEMIREV wins North American Swiss
Well done! Congratulations to all, and a particular wink to our Madrid friends, Andrzej and Arthur (aka Andrés y Arturo).
3NT play
We have 7 cards in and only 6 in , we can make 3 tricks in in without needing a major miracle ... if these reasons are not sufficient, think that there is a big chance that after we win the and lose a finessse RHO will ...
Gabriel Fractman's bidding problem: Txxx JT98x K Txx
Thank you John. I am not sure I would call it a "good problem" but already the fact that this straightforward sequence is considered to be a "problem" and that there is an almost 50-50 division of opinions shows how interesting bridge can be.
Play in 6NT
Just in case anyone is curious about the actual layout: East was 4-2-4-3 with QJxx and Qx.
Play in 6NT
Thank you Jeff. Although we really need to thank the people that take their time to comment and discuss the possible lines. I think calling my post an "article" is an overstatement. So thanks to all, a special wink to my Spanish friends. I will post the full hand in ...
Andrzej Knap's bidding problem: AT2 Q76532 4 KQ5
4 is also gambling
Gabriel Fractman's bidding problem: AJT98x xx x Axxx
Maybe ... but not an easy decision. I will post the continuation so that people know what you are referring to.
Gabriel Fractman's bidding problem: Kxxx KJT9x x xxx
Maybe 6 was making or maybe someone was crazy enough to make a move on this hand and went down in 5. In any case, general opinion seems to be clear enough :).
Better line in slam?
My firned ruffed two spades as proposed, then played for the J fall or squeeze possibilities, and made the contract. But he was not sure if that was the right approach and asked me to post the hand.
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