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Jeff Lehman
Jeff Lehman
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Member Since
Aug. 3, 2010
Last Seen
18 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Bridge musings:

  • An attribute I value (for bridge and otherwise) is recognizing what you do not know: ask more questions, state fewer conclusions.  Only sometimes do I act as I say one should act.
  • Wish that master points award system would motivate players to continue to challenge themselves to improve: need to better align awards with the achievements producing the awards.
  • Wish that club directors would (politely) instruct players about Unauthorized Information and Logical Alternatives; that is, Fair Play.  Not a crime (but then, not an accolade, either) to take too much or too little time to think about a call or play, but is unethical for partner to take winning inferences from the pace of the call or play.
  • Am deeply involved in developing and teaching after school bridge programs.  Teach play before bidding (mini-bridge), teach declarer play before defensive play, teach notrump play before suit play.  But, first, ensure kids are safe, have fun, allow other kids to learn, and respect each other, the teachers, and the school. See
  • Loved bridge from the moments I learned to play, but placed bridge behind other matters such as career and family.  Took a 15 year hiatus from significant play.
  • Still improving as a player.  Do not look forward to the time when my skills will plateau.
  • Best skill as a bridge player: envisaging during the auction how the play might proceed.  Poorest skill as a bridge player: perhaps too many to mention.

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ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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William Kochneff's bidding problem: QJ962 Kx Axxx Qx
Opposite AJxxx, xx, xxx, Kxx as a 1 overcall, doesn't doubling seem unwise?.
Ercan Cem's bidding problem: AQJ52 AQ97532 --- 7
I'd prefer a diamond lead to a club lead. Which bid is more likely to produce a diamond lead: 4 or 4?
William Kochneff's bidding problem: QJ962 Kx Axxx Qx
Is there any North hand that should double on the shown auction?
Community guidelines for publishing a new article
I believe I have previously suggested that the act of proposing to cr\eate an article produce a pop up list. The pop up list would include some of the recommendations/reminders that Michael listed ... to include "have you used the hand diagram tools ...?"
Play Problem from Support Your Club on BBO
The tip can be, generally speaking, for declarer to try to follow suit as if declarer were using the opponents' signaling methods. In the instant case, declarer would follow suit with the 8. By "hiding" the 3, declarer is trying to convince West that East's 6 at Trick 1 ...
Signaling problem #2, edited to make reading OK
By the way, it is possibly unclear to partner East how many clubs West owns. Accordingly, even when West owns enough clubs to THINK that he can show suit preference, his partner might not possess the same information that West can see. When Partner X knows that Partner Y has ...
Signaling problem #2, edited to make reading OK
First, Ash, thank you for taking to heart the suggestion made in your previous post that you use the hand tools of Bridge Winners. My answer is affected by my distaste for suit preference except in entry situations (entry to give partner a ruff in a suit contract or entry ...
Paulo Brum's bidding problem: QJT642 AQ84 5 72
Given the calls North did not make (opening 2 or passing 1NT), does he rate to have only five hearts and a doubleton spade? My hand looks pretty tasty for a spade contract.
Please bid these hands
I'd be happy to be in 3NT here. Who knows what transgression occurred at other table(s) ... maybe suit game a seven card fit ... ? If I were South and heard my partner bid 3NT, I would pass ... knowing that I had extras but also -- not hearing a club rebid ...
Double Trouble
Yes, Timo, with 4+ clubs, I am raising partner's club suit at my second turn. Between the opponents having shown a diamond fit (I guess this assumes that 2 advance is a diamond raise) and my partner having denied 3+ spades (by not making a support double or ...

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