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Jef Pratt
Jef Pratt
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 3, 2012
Last Seen
Aug. 18
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Advancing Intermediate striving for mindful awareness and equanimity while fully engaged in battle.

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
discovering online bridge
Bridge Accomplishments
playing face to face
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Grand Slam DBC, North Carolina
Favorite Conventions
3rd and 5th leads from nothing
BBO Username
billyjef
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
Moshe
Ultimate Preempt, UDCA
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Kamikaze Precision
Precision with 10-13 Weak Notrump
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Manow Precision
PRECISION
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Lean and Mean Precision
Precision (Simple Meckwell Lite)
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Modified Precision 101
Simple Precision
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Zen Precision
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Pete and Jef Zen Precision
Zen Precision 2/1
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ZP One Mind
Precision 2/1
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Zen Beginner's Mind
Zen Precision 2/1
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Russ Palmeri ZP BM
Zen Precision
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Ray Sanow Zen Beginner's Mind
Zen Precision Beginner's Mind 25 Point Game
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Howard Berkowitz Advanced ZPBM
Precision
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Jane Headland Zen P 25pt game
Zen Precision Beginner's Mind 25 Point Game
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Peter Bohan / Jef Pratt
Precision
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Request to Teachers: Knock It Off with the dang POINT COUNT!
Wow, I have to get off the bus. Kevin and Chris, best of luck trying to enlighten those who are comfortable in the prison they know and believe in.
Request to Teachers: Knock It Off with the dang POINT COUNT!
Meh, teaching beginners ala Taste or similar methods, where weeks are spent first playing for tricks without bidding, and if we mindfully teach students to be observant how tricks are won, the student unconsciously and naturally begins to see where his sure and potential tricks are. Without ever having to ...
Request to Teachers: Knock It Off with the dang POINT COUNT!
Also get them to count tricks as the auction progresses, which means being able to count and visualize tricks hypothetically.
1NT or 1C
I honestly don't get this but I know from past experience, posting a bidding question meant for discussion rather than just a vote, then having to pull the post because a few people felt it wasn't really an article. Is it really black and white and why is ...
1NT or 1C
Great format for a question. Thanks. (I changed my vote after giving the question more deliberation and reading the POVs; from 1N&1 is crazy, to 1 and 1NT is OK...but could easily be caucused to option 5)
A different focus
@Jeff Bayone...oh, see every time I hear you speak of the necessity of social games, I do not hear teaching/supervised games. Including those games under the umbrella of social games might be confusing others and thus the resistance you might sense from some of us. Yes! Such games ...
A different focus
Full disclosure: at this time I only teach and have no direct responsibilities to the survival of a club. No judgement, just to be clear, the model you propose is more about sustaining club viability with little or no direct relationship to the ACBL and it's interests (outside of ...
A Short Allegory of Opening Hand Evaluation
As a bridge teacher, I always laugh in amazement, when new students say they want to learn bridge to exercise and sharpen their mind; but when they realize they have to actually think...LOL.
Wanted: recommendations for a portable ACBLScore computer
Yup, I bought a PrimeBook for about the same price and it has been nothing but headaches. I've had very good experience with Lenovo.
Jef Pratt's bidding problem: 96 AQT954 K QJ76
My recollection of his hand was something similar to Axxxx Void QJxx Axxx. I'd have bid the diamonds before the clubs for economical rebid. I do play rebid of major to show 6+ but I can't say for sure if that would have been our agreement. My idea ...
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