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Leonard Helfgott
Leonard Helfgott
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 20, 2015
Last Seen
an hour ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning a 1981 Sectional against strong LMs for Intermediate Player of the Year---back in the day!
Regular Bridge Partners
Burrell Humphreys, Irwin Miller, Sue Fulton, Alex Salpeter, Ed Landau, Peter Stein,
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: T72 KQ9654 95 K8
With your “semi-balanced” 11 count one might consider Jacoby then 4NT. Hides the 6th heart but gets the relative strength across If you are not going to force to slam. Perhaps still and underbid, but less so than The raise to 4H, IMO.
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: 7 T94 QT762 T762
And how big a spade fit have they found? If partner has 4 puppies and a stiff somewhere else, he can envision 10-11 tricks opposite this hand.
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: T72 KQ9654 95 K8
Or rebid 4H as a very mild slam try.
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: xxx Ax AKxx ATxx
Please see corrected problem
Is it Restricted Choice?
Its an RC problem if LHO has preempted in another suit, dramatically changing odds. I believe Philip Martin covered this in an old Bridge World issue.
YBTJ-spade game missed?
Brett: if course 3S no feature is an entirely different message from 3C OGUST where not only are there little side cards but also KQ8xxx is impossible. As several would not even have invited with my hand (way too extreme in my view) I could not bid game opposite a ...
YBTJ-spade game missed?
When you say you “need to get there with 6-4 shape” did you mean ALL 6-4s or the 6-4s with a void, as here. The void seems a HUGE factor, IMO.
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: K97643 J75 --- Q953
This does not seem staNdard unless you are playing Range Check and ignoring transfer options.
Is this upgradeable?
Could we vote on elimination of the word “thusly”. :)
Reisinger Play problem

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