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Paul Friedman
Paul Friedman
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 28, 2010
Last Seen
6 hours 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
Delayed support or cuebid?
Intelligently stopping at the three level when a double fit is known is beyond my intelligence level. Therefore, I see this as a forcing auction. I am a firm believer in "game before slam," so at this point this is nothing more than giving partner a choice of games.
Insufficient advance
I voted other, dear sir. Always carry the rule book (as well as a towel). SHOW the director the appropriate rule.
Curoiser and curioser...
When the revolution comes and I set the rules, asking a yes/no question (e.g., "Is that a penalty double?") instead of "What does the double mean?" will result in the severest possible penalties. On e the first occurrence, the perpetrator will be forced to listen to listen to ...
Should I have been harsher?
What Ken said.
Utility of a 3-card super-accept raise over Jacoby Transfers and a Strong NT
One point to consider that is not mentioned: Allowing 3-card support super accepts means you will be able to stay low sometimes when responder has a borderline invitation. Partner, knowing opener does not have a maximum with either 3 or 4 card support can pass opener's simple acceptance on ...
What does this double mean?
I agree with Steven. Sans discussion, this is a penalty double. I have one partner who insists playing this as a support double. I don't like it, but there it is. If playing a weak No Trump, there is a reasonable argument to play this double as showing a ...
Systems on after 2!C - 2NT?
I somewhat agree with the above advice regarding responding 2NT to a 2 opener. If played as a natural response, I suggest that it be very specialized: (really) balanced and no worse than Qxx in any suit. That unsolicited advice aside,if you do play 2NT as balanced 8-10 ...
Precision Club Opening Active Ethics
Andy: Completely agree. Where I live, playing4-card majors is rare. If I find a willing victim to play this, I pre-alert. Can't hurt and simply feels more ethical.
Two-level responses after TO double by RHO
My personal preferences in declining order: 1. Transfer (beginning with xx). 2. Natural, 1-round force (xx thn raise is 3-card limit raise) 3. Natural, non-forcing, constructive (xx then raise is 3-card limit raise). 4. Bromad 99. Game forcing or weak. That said, I usually play Bromad for the simple reason ...
ATB: very round zero
As East, I would have bid 3 over 2. Failing that as East, I would have bid 3 rather than 4. West's final pass is conservative, but East has shown NO signs of life. It IS possible to construct an East hand with a sub-par ...

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