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Leonard Helfgott
Leonard Helfgott
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Member Since
Aug. 20, 2015
Last Seen
4 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
Country
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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alphazero
Did it really come to exactly that? (5280^2/640)
alphazero
I don’t think any single initial move would be sufficient for a pair of “perfect” players to do anything but draw. Likely never to be proven or disproven. Look at some of the really “ugly” or “bizarre” moves alphazero makes in its victories. Our limitations in measuring materialism vs ...
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: Jx KJxx AKQx Jxx
One might argue that with 2 unsupported Jacks this is not really 15, ... but you did say “about”. :)
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: AQ93 63 Q87 J875
Right. I’ll have to check records for which had the 8 instead.:)
What constitutes a 3 card spade raise after 1H-1S?
Thanks, that's certainly natural enough. You might want to include maximal 35(32)'s into the 3NT bucket, if not quite up to a 1NT opener.
Hard dillema
A club. Why break anything else?
What constitutes a 3 card spade raise after 1H-1S?
Could you define?
What constitutes a 3 card spade raise after 1H-1S?
Agree, but take away a jack or two and it’s more stylistic.
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: AQ93 63 Q87 J875
And now for my “confession”. Following precepts espoused by Bridge World and having agreed to play minmax/spiral, where raising major on Honor third with rebid problem is acceptable, I would always raise spades with something like Kxx AKJxx x Jxxx which satisfies “rule of 22” with or without club ...
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: AQ93 63 Q87 J875
I think that if you open most 11s and/or follow “rule of 22” and/or adopt a Precision like light style at Standard, you cannot afford to Double. If you OTOH adopt a “sound” style, the double is much more aTtractive. At this time vote is even.
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