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Harald Berre Skjæran
Harald Berre Skjæran
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 16, 2011
Last Seen
4 hours ago
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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Assign the Blame/Credit
In my regular partnership, west would bid 1 with this hand, showing a positive with less than four spades. Anyway, we’d open the east hand 2, showing an 18-19 NT from the start, and probably bid uncontested (3 puppet - 3NT).
Assign the Blame/Credit
I assume you don't play lebensohl here, else the jump to 4 wouldn't seem likely. I think east should bid 4NT (to play) over 4. It doesn't have to be laydown, but should at least have some play. West's got to have something more ...
duplicate bridge in STAVANGER norway?
duplicate bridge in STAVANGER norway?
Stavanger Bridge Club play on Thursdays at 18:30. The venue is Bekkefaret bydelshus at Hjalmar Johansens gate 4. They play a 27 board barometer pairs tournament. Entry fee NOK 60 per player, includes coffee. You can contact the chairman; Kjell Endresen on +47-913 96 004 or Geir Larsen on ...
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: Ax KT73 KQJx KJx
Trusting my partner.
Should a Committee, Overturn or Uphold This Ruling? (And how would you, as a director, have ruled?)
Without evidence (system card, notes) that the explanation given is correct, a TD is to assume the bid is according to the agreement and rule MI.
Should a Committee, Overturn or Uphold This Ruling? (And how would you, as a director, have ruled?)
Excuse me, Oleg, but everything said by east according to the OP tells us that the player is absolutely incompetent regarding bridge law and rulings.
Claim requiring a future revoke
2017 laws doesn’t apply yet, AFAIK.
Your Path to Success
For me a splinter bid shows a void here, thus I would bid 4.
What Major Suit Distribution?
Exactly 4-4 when playing natural responses to 1 and nothing fancy elsewhere. However, I play transfer responses to 1 and open 2 with 18-19NT, so it only applies in casual partnerships. And even then I usually play transfers after a jump to 2NT, so the sequence in ...

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