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Paul Friedman
Paul Friedman
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 28, 2010
Last Seen
33 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I always play my partner's system; that way it is her/his fault.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Kibitzing O. Jacoby in his last Reisinger session; Guessing a Queen on a 2-way finesse. Last happened 8:39 p.m., 23 June 1986
Bridge Accomplishments
Regular Bridge Partners
Ian Wilson
Member of Bridge Club(s)
St Petersburg, FL
Favorite Tournaments
N.A. Nationals
Favorite Conventions
Blue Team Club; Your convention card.
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Life Master
ACBL Inaction Regarding Attracting Younger Members
Randy: If the purpose is to "grow bridge," then on-line bridge is key. If the idea is merely to "grow the ACBL," than it is far less important. I have my own view of which is more important.
2D = 18 to 19 balanced allowed by ACBL GCC?
Draft charts: To my knowledge updated charts (final ones) have not yet been made public.
Another "What is this double"?
I can think of other uses for this double, but without a specific agreement this simply has to be penalty.
Unusual 2NT
I voted Minors, but pard surely ain't 5-5. 6-5 maybe, but I expect 6-6. A rare holding, but matched by a rare bid.
Your Opinions, Please
I'm not sure what "special" means in your post. I would certainly expect an established partnership to know (AKA "have an agreement") on: whether 1 is forcing whether 1 is treated as Forth Suit Forcing Whether any or all of those agreements are Special does not really ...
Ian Wilson's bidding problem: J7 KQ AJT953 A96
Once again, Ian, I do not see much of a choice.
Your Opinions, Please
The pair is using that wonderful Old Black Magic. A much more useful device than any convention. Against the Laws of Bridge and, even worse, against the Proprieties. If the Director knew this was an established partnership, I think the situation was very poorly handled. Even if this was not ...
Ian Wilson's bidding problem: A AJT2 K874 KQ75
6 seems obvious. What am I missing?
Ethical problem
I am not at all sure that E-W should receive redress (and not at all sure that they should not). However, I am very sure that N-S should not keep their good score. The long hesitation by North took any and all non-winning options out of the equation. This assumes ...
Wrong Alert of a Bid
I don't know where you are playing. If the 3 is alterable, you need to alert it. During the auction the opponents are entitled to know your agreed methods; nothing more and nothing less. That said, since your partner has a history of going off the rails on ...

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