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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
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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ATB: Pushy slam failed
Given that stiff King is not worth 3hcp, or even close, and Jxx is not worth a full point, this hand can be viewed as a minimal reverse before the diamond bid. I agree with Mr. Reitman’s views. Since 3NT is not ice cold on a club lead, stopping ...
Boris Karloff and Geza Ottlik
Steve: My NYC taxi license (1971) would scare you.:)
Boris Karloff and Geza Ottlik
Interesting. In my family I and my younger daughter are known for excellent facial recognition. As an extreme example I saw an old Twilight Zone episode from very early 1960s and I asserted that the 12 year old actress in the episode was now a popular television actress. My whole ...
Best Game? Best line in 4H?
Can it br that while “All” of the heart contracts are defeated on a spade lead from Hxx Qxx, NONE Are defeated from same holding on a club lead?
Best Game? Best line in 4H?
Craigand Michael: I guess I’m having a major blind spot. Please help. South loses the club lead and wins heart treturn with Ace. Now club ruff, club discard of DA, and spade to J (as preferred) losing to Qxx/Q9x/Kxx/K9x. LHO will eventually get HQ, but with ...
A Really Nice Play? (Obvious to an Expert?)
Nick, Eric, Richard and Steve: Recognition of a holding is a BIG part of solution. Let me give you an extreme example. You (certainly Richard and Nick) have seen the INCREDIBLE defensive gem From 1947 by Maurice Harrison Gray and you may even have it on your Bucket List hoping ...
A Really Nice Play? (Obvious to an Expert?)
Shawn: Thats a canny observation. Best player in our club, by lightyears, has only 5000 pts.
A Really Nice Play? (Obvious to an Expert?)
Richard and others: I DID conduct a poll today. Given as a problem 4 players (5K, 4K, 3K and 2K) , all upper B to lower A in my book, all played the Ace first. The player with 5K didnt undrtstand the solution but was proud to have returned a spade ...
Best Game? Best line in 4H?
Ok Craig. Lets assume for the moment that 4S is as good as you say. Could you just go through the basic math without a computer and tell me how 4H could be under 50%? Hand should be almost cold if you lose only 1S and another third with 2 ...
A Really Nice Play? (Obvious to an Expert?)
I think I will pose this to those players. As a defensive problem, when you have time to study and KNOW its a problem, its not very hard. At the table for a low-to-mid A player, I think its an entirely different story.
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