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Leonard Helfgott
Leonard Helfgott
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 20, 2015
Last Seen
2 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, Sue Fulton, Alex Salpeter, Ed Landau, Peter Stein,
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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Missed Game-YBTJ
Thank you all for participating. I am gratified that the voting was pretty evenly spread. For the record my partner and I defended 2NT against two relativle strong (near expert) players, and the declarer was silently very POd at partner’s pass of 2NT, which I thought was overly harsh ...
Selena Pepić's bidding problem: KQ95 KQ752 AJ9 5
My guess is that this issue has been flip-flipping for 90 years. You cant even do a computer meta-analysis without discussing system (advancers 1S bid forcing, promise 4 or 5, etc).
Selena Pepić's bidding problem: KQT9832 972 Q5 9
Richard: What’s the rule of 11 in bidding again? I see 5.5 tricks here. At matchpoints I’d take the shot at 3S but The Qx diamonds and red imps makes me take the low road.
Anant Rathi's bidding problem: AQ9 AKJ843 AK6 7
Why? Over 1S you could jump to 3D then convert 3H/3NT to 4S. Maybe that doesnt do full justice, but implies the shape and strength flagging the club weakness. I’m not sure why conventionally 3C would show a heart 1-suiter in Kokish, what do you do with hearts ...
Why I suck at matchpoints
David: The title appears to be a giveway. Apparently you passed throughout and your aunt gave you the business.
Why I suck at matchpoints
At these colors do you really want to risk down 2 undoubled for 200? White vs red though, I’d pass initially then try 3H, hoing I havent pushed them into a cold game. Been there, done that!
Strong Hand
To Steve, John , David: After 2C-2D-3m is a game force by most understandsings, as stopping on a dime in 3m/4m is too narrow a target. If your hand cannot handle that, don’t open 2C—-or rebid 2NT. Conversely (and condoned by Bridge World Standard 2017) 2C-2D-2M-3C as a ...
Bidding Options
We had a funny auction. I responded 1D to 1C and my LHO bid 1NT. I asked the C-level opponents (70 and 90) and they couldnt answer, wirh nothing on the card. Later LHO bid majors actively and we would up whacking 5S. Should be down 3 (top for them ...
Bidding Options
And your figures support my views that 1HCP in the “near 50%” domain translates to about 19% added probab. (55.56-36.43=19.13).
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: K6 63 AK7652 JT8
Steve: Perhaps you are giving too little weight to partner being a passed hand. SInce there is little danger of missing a slam or game (unlike 1st or 2nd seat where most of us open 1D) the preemptive value could outweigh the slight extra defensive values. A somethat related motif ...

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