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Leonard Helfgott
Leonard Helfgott
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 20, 2015
Last Seen
5 hours 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, Marty Singer, Alex Salpeter, Ed Landau
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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ATB - High Level Decision
Diamond to ace then ruff and heart misguess?
Trial Bid after 1M-2M
I consider “help suit try” and “long suit try” to be the same although I am aware many disagree. You don’t need help with AKQ(x) but do need help with K10x, so the latter is the try, regardless of nomenclature.
How to play this hand?
How about ruff and heart to the 9 (if you can slip it through). May be better for mAtchpoints
What do you say? (Part 1)
I’m with you 100%
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: T974 6 K7 A98742
And what is the Aces Scientific game bid?
What do you say? (Part 1)
I have partners who annoyingly say nothing but rather move their head or wave their hand towards dummy, as if any verbiage requires too much effort.
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: T974 6 K7 A98742
Sorry Steve. While I understand the view I cannot bring myself to respond 1NT with 4 trumps, save for a blocking bid with xxxx Kxx Qxx xxx. Perhaps some might view 109xx as a “three card limit raise” but very few I would guess. I think Bridge World advocates 3NT ...
A New Blue Ribbon Pair, II
This may be a common phenomenon to those who have explored scores like these in depth but I found it very interesting that there was little difference in score between +50 an -50 but a much larger difference between +100 and +110. Vagaries of mAtchpoints I guess.
A New Blue Ribbon Pair, II
Great job Oren. Absolutely my favorite type of article. I recall BW from the 1970s and always hope for more of these.
If partner can lead a high spade and I have 4, I am going To encourage (the 7) and payoff to AKJx if Q is 9th trick. Luddite that I am!

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