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Jeff Ford
Jeff Ford
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Member Since
Jan. 8, 2011
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18 hours ago
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Bridge Player
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I recently completed six years on the Board of Directors for the Seattle Bridge Unit. I am on the ACBL Board of Governors and the Competitions and Conventions Committee. I also help manage and direct a once-a-week bridge club on Mercer Island. And occasionally I find time to play bridge too. Smile

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Jeff Ford's lead problem: AT97 JT8654 --- JT4
I'm sure it was a typo, but I'm amused by the notion that preempting and raising a suit to game means you definitely have at least 5 cards in the suit.
Jeff Ford's lead problem: AT97 JT8654 --- JT4
In case it's not obvious I'm trying to figure out if there's any good way with these methods to get the diamond ruff if partner has an entry, presumably in hearts. This is a position where 2 could easily be a five card suit, so leading ...
Craig Zastera's bidding problem: 8732 AK8 AQ982 J
My main objection to 2 is that if partner actually has 5+ hearts, my hand is too good for what they will expect.
Jeff Ford's bidding problem: QT74 T987532 94 ---
It was going off one (one heart loser and three spade losers despite the 4-4 spade fit).
Jeff Ford's bidding problem: QT74 T987532 94 ---
I see that it's not popular, but that's what I did at the table. The 2 bidder came back in with 5 which partner doubled, and we beat one trick. Teammates were +130 in 4.
Jeff Ford's bidding problem: QT74 T987532 94 ---
Maybe it shouldn’t be. We never thought about playing different over 1 when we switched to a strong club.
Deceiving question by declarer
I think when the defense has already been generically asked about their leads and an ace or king is sitting on the table and they didn't bother to mention what they lead from AK you are well within your rights to ask what they lead from AK regardless of ...
David Hankins's bidding problem: 8xx xx AQ9xx AKQ
Trying to find the 3253 hand where the majority won't double? This one is closer.
David Hankins's bidding problem: Kxxx Qx AQxxx KQ
I think it is normal to play 3 of the other major as a slam try with shortness and 4/4 as (in some order) a balanced slam try with a fit and RKC.
David Hankins's bidding problem: Kxxx Qx AQxxx KQ
I’m surprised you’re playing 4 as a splinter here. I would have previously bid a last train 4 over the splinter, but having failed to do so I think 5 asks me specifically to look at my trump quality. And if Kxxx was enough partner ...

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