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Harald Berre Skjæran
Harald Berre Skjæran
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Member Since
May 16, 2011
Last Seen
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Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Started playing bridge at home when i was 9 years old - filling in when there was only three players.


Started playing in a club at age 12, and played my first tournament at 13, with my brother (one year junior to me).


Became a district authorized TD at age 17 and certified as a national TD in 1991. Got an A+ at the EBL TD seminar in Amsterdam 1992. Been chief TD in our national pairs championships final 10 out of the last 12 years.


I don't play very much, later years mostly in our national league, in the 2nd division and in our national club teams championships, and in one or two tournaments on our national bridge festival. My team won the Norwegian Swiss Teams Championship at the festival in 2010 (quite a surprise to all participants), netting an average of 22 VPs (max 25) over the last eigth matches.


I've been working at the Norwegian Bridge Federations office in Oslo since October 1991.




Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Becoming a Norwegian Bridge Champion
Bridge Accomplishments
Nordic School Teams Champion 1987, Norwegian Swiss Teams Champion 2010
Member of Bridge Club(s)
bliBest.bridge (Larvik)
Favorite Tournaments
NOR Club Teams, NOR Team League, NOR Swiss Teams
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FP situation? If not who should bid 5?
I think north should bid 5 after south double 5. Agree it’s not a clearcut decision.
How do you sort out this one?
Well, since the OP say 2 was just made, I’ll make a qualified guess that the auction continued with three consequtive passes after 2.
How do you sort out this one?
I don’t understand having 1NTxx as an alternative, xx was a runout and explained as that (although it looks like it wasn’t to clubs), passing is not an option for west.
Would you open 1NT with a void?
Both are easy; 1..2 and 1..pass
How Unusual is this Hand
I had an average hand too a week ago, playing our national club teams championships. On board 12 in the first half of round 5 I held: A8. QJ976 432. KT5
What does 4 clubs show in this auction?
Assuming natural is even further out there IMO.
Deal rotated in the board
Rules in Norway are exactly as you describe. With three tables the fixed percentages are 70-60-50.
The 2!D F/NF f2f poll
Bidding 1-1M-2 not knowing if opener is 45 or 54 is much worse than opening and rebidding clubs.
The 2!D F/NF f2f poll
Well, I played it as a transfer to hearts in a previous partnership....
Rohit Gupta's bidding problem: AQT9 AQ AT J9765
Then I’d definitely not make a 2 response with this hand.

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