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Jeff Lehman
Jeff Lehman
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Aug. 3, 2010
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about me

Bridge musings:

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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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 www.newenglandyouthbridge.org.
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  • 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.
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  • Still improving as a player.  Do not look forward to the time when my skills will plateau.
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  • 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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A ruling conundrum
My contribution was intended mostly as humor -- that I could not bring myself to insult the opponents by asking the director why she had chosen to poll "good players" rather than players of the same "class of players" as the opponents. Given that some commenters have chosen to take my ...
A ruling conundrum
Tom, that probably proves also that you are not among the "class of players" that would have raised the second suit on three cards! The real point in all of this, of course, is that what good players who opened the bidding might see as LAs over the slow 3 ...
A ruling conundrum
Pretty much off topic, except for the fact that it deals with UI follow ups. I was reminded of this when a bridge friend called me the other day and our conversation turned to a director in the area of a regional .. Playing a matchpoint event at the regional, my ...
A ruling conundrum
BCL means what?
A ruling conundrum
Whether the score is adjusted or not has less importance to me than whether EW, new to the game as they might be, receive an empathetic explanation of why taking action with the East action might lead to adjusting the table result. Frankly, I can't tell whether there is ...
Richard Traxler's bidding problem: KQ Q765 Q53 AK32
Well, if your takeout double of a 1 opening promises four hearts, you are missing out on a number of hands where you should be doubling!
We Hope You Stay Home
No, Tom. I am arguing for two matters. 1) That an open pairs event (or for that matter, a Swiss event) with 30 tables and an average mp holdings of 4000/player should award more master points than an open pairs event with 30 tables and an average mp holdings ...
We Hope You Stay Home
Assuming that the fiction of an open event being awarded master points upon "X tables treated as Y tables" is designed as a proxy to estimate strength of field -- is that a good assumption? -- the simple question remains, why not eliminate the proxy and just measure the master points of ...
Richard Traxler's bidding problem: KQ Q765 Q53 AK32
Agree with above, particularly Paul, about the meaning of double. However, one should note that many have a more broad-based definition of responsive double, as meaning "values but no good bid"; those folks might well own four hearts. No one has ventured an answer to your second question, about what ...
Jim Munday Wins Another BBO Individual Practice Session!
Those who focus on whether partner bot knows that human partner psyches are missing the point. Doug is not. The point is that while the human declarer can continually violate agreements, the defender robot is incapable of either understanding that agreements are constantly being violated or of modifying its play ...
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