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Leonard Helfgott
Leonard Helfgott
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Member Since
Aug. 20, 2015
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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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I second Steve's remarks 100%. After playing for over 50 years, BW has ramped up my enthusiasm tremendously.
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: AK2 64 AK2 KT942
Kieran and others: I just checked the descriptions for BWS2017, the broadest consensus of the most well known And long lasting Bridge magazine in existence. Doubles of OPENING 4S bids are for takeout. However doubles of overcalls UP TO 3S are for takeout. Hence doubles of overcalls of 4S appear ...
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: AK2 64 AK2 KT942
Kieran: So exactly what do you suggest?
Ignoring Lightner Double???
You are absolutely right. 6C is nontrivial
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: AK2 64 AK2 KT942
Kieran: My guess is that most of the near unanimity who doubled were viewing it as penalty oriented (could be pulled with big shape of course), as specified. Here most locals play 4NT over 4S as 2/3 suited takeout.
Ignoring Lightner Double???
I posted the East hand as a bidding problem. My partner's 6NT call was not well received, although it did have Play opposite my well fitting 11 count. No one got to the cold 6C.
Ignoring Lightner Double???
While I am "OK to decent" at most normal squeezes and have on rare occasion actually pulled off this type of 2- loser squeeze, I'd readily admit that I'd have to have a VERY, VERY good day to find this one at the table in a club game ...
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: AK2 64 AK2 KT942
Never discussed treatment of 4S overcall with thi partner, but convention card of almost everyone in my area has TO doubles of preemptive openings through 4H. If that is agreement, I don't see why it should change for a preemptive overcall.
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Hi Kit: Another interesting and practical hand as always. The Play of low from AQTxx towards 9x has a touch of MortonsFork Coup to it. How often do you think a strong expert in East's chair would rise with Jx or Jxx, partly to give impression of KJx and ...
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: J84 AT932 A64 T7
Craig: You travel in tougher circles than I do. At the club almost everyone but me chose to pass, and yes I was prepared and hoping for the 1S response which I happily passed.

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