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Paul Friedman
Paul Friedman
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 28, 2010
Last Seen
4 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
ATB - Wrong contract
I would have overcalled 1 rather than double with a double on the second round after (1) - 1 - (2/3) - P (P) As North after partner's double, I would either have passed or made a responsive double. As South, I would have bid 3 ...
Ban Collusive Cheaters For Life
There will be an argument that bridge cheaters should be treated the same as sports cheaters. There are two counter-arguments: 1) Most sports handle this incorrectly. Why should we also be wrong? 2) In most sports a multi-year ban represents a significant portion of their athletic career. A bridge professional ...
Do You Count Your Cards?
Ed: The ink on the red cards have a maximum reflection at or about 675 nm Always carry a spectrometer (and a towel). You are welcome.
Do You Count Your Cards?
You folks are simply wrong. The proper way to count them is 4=3=3=3. :) Seriously, though, I always count my my hand and do it under the table for the simple reason that I find boxed cards (face up rather than face down) more often than then wrong ...
ATB - Poor slam
Ya, like Ryerson wrote. East certainly should have rebid 3 and over 4NT, East should have bid 6. However, once one chooses a mastermind bid (West's 2NT), anything bad that happens falls in their lap.
Five card diamond.
Well, Romex is not a 5-card Diamond suit. A derivation of Vienna, New South Wales, used a standard strong 1NT. In any case, Vienna's 1NT was strong but limited (somewhat similar to Romex in this). Both Vienna and NSW use a forcing, but limited 1; either natural, balanced ...
Here I Go (Again)
Peg: Thanks. I first met Gödel in college. I survived. David's explanation is excellent. :)
Here I Go (Again)
Bruce: Pyrrho would be proud of you except that your statement is a self-contradiction. "Nothing can be proved logically in math or physics either." asserts a fact but the statement denies the ability to know a fact. A math proof by definition proves something within a given axiomatic system, but ...
How would you rule?
It sounds like the poll question included the information that East hesitated. While I would expect the pollees (is that a word?) to figure that out on their own, I don't think it should be emphasized in the poll question. Ignoring that, 2 of the 3 who answered (ignoring ...
Is 2N Lebensohl or not here ?
I think scrambling is more useful than lebensohl. This is particularly true for your partnership since you had lebensohl available on the prior round. I think it is more important to find the best strain rather than the correct level for several reasons. The most obvious reason is that there ...

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