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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
Richard Traxler's bidding problem: KQ Q765 Q53 AK32
The double is what that partnership agrees upon. With a reasonably experienced partner, we would probably agree that it was "Responsive." Without further discussion, this would mean that partner has at least four cards in both minors and fewer than four Hearts with enough strength to force us to four ...
Building a bidding system
Agree with the above comments. A fine book. It contains some interesting ideas you might or might not like and makes you think about various parts of your system.
Richard Traxler's bidding problem: 62 A64 AT9652 86
Standard methods would make 4 a natural, forcing bid. Texas applies only when it is a jump. I bid 3NT on the problem hand. As John Portwood says "Hamman;s Law."
Is there any advantage of interchanging the meaning of Bergen Raises to 1 Major?
Jump New Suit, I assume. Jump Shift is sooo yesterday.
Using Precision but with 2C = 16 points
It is perfectly legal (with an Alert) in ACBL-land. I wouldn't want to play it. It would make sensibly bidding strongish hands extremely difficult (as in reducing it to pure guesswork).
Worst Convention
Andy: Excellent question, BUT you need "Other" as one of the answers because one always needs "Other."
Basic Question about Takeout Doubles
The standard meaning is "responsive doubles." It is asking doubler to bid. that said, I am far from sure there is a standard beyond that. My partnerships play that advancer (East in this example) denies four spades. Typical distribution would be things like 3=2=4=4 or 3=2 ...
What is 1NT-(4!S)-4NT?
We have not discussed this sequence. One of our rules is: If undiscussed, a bid is natural.
Best use/meaning of this bid.
Henry: Long time. I've always liked the phrase "Do something intelligent, partner" for this sort of bid/call.
Club Admin - flooring
My club uses carpet squares. They usually work well. Easy (and cheap) to replace the ones that get stained or worn out. The negative is that occasionally one will become a bit loose which creates a safety issue unless/until fixed.

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