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Jeff Lehman
Jeff Lehman
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Member Since
Aug. 3, 2010
Last Seen
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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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Apportion the Blame
6 and, if it was really intended as Blackwood, 4NT are pretty indefensible. Other calls I might not have chosen, but feel the at-the-table choices are certainly defensible.
An exhortation. - Just open the %$^&^% bidding!!!
+1 for the second paragraph.
Better Bidding of Potential Slam Hand
If South, the three calls I would consider over 4 are 4 (my first choice), 4NT, and 5.
Better Bidding of Potential Slam Hand
South poorly considered the value of his high cards. With North having shown the rounded suits, South should prefer to have primary honors in the pointed suits and secondary honors in the rounded suits. Instead he has secondary cards in the pointed suits. Notice that 6 is a fine ...
BOD Restructure Vote
I think that could work, Richard ... but I also suspect that having a lower position in the governmental hierarchy leads to a lesser degree of acceptance of the position of the brief. I'm reminded of the line in Fiddler on the Roof song "If I were a Rich Man ...
ATB, or is bridge just too tough?
This is also a good hand extolling the benefits of "preempt when you can". I have partnered many players who would never even consider opening 2 given the vulnerability, the side suit void, the weakness of the long suit, the fragment in the other major I think such partners ...
When you get to choose the poison [Declarer Play Problem]
Nicely played. I gave the post a Like vote. ... but, might you have wanted instead to have asked readers "how do you play?'
What is 3D?
Forcing (hence, strong) and natural, within one card of 1=5=3=4.
BOD Restructure Vote
If there were a comprehensive plan to change governance for the better, then I would agree with the "one has to start somewhere" argument and be open to plans to implement the comprehensive plan one step at a time. But, not only do I not see a comprehensive plan in ...
BOD Restructure Vote
Is the "right direction" getting better decisions from board, or is the "right direction" getting a smaller board sometime in the future? I am shocked at how many folks seem to think that the size of the board is the biggest governance problem to solve. Less money spent on board ...

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