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Paul Friedman
Paul Friedman
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 28, 2010
Last Seen
an hour 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
Controlling noise at your club
When I was on the BoD of the club, I suggested Tasers. For some reason, I am no longer on the Board.
Is this defence to precision as mad as I think it is.
I think your partner's idea is wonderful. I'm going to convince all my opponents to use it. :)
1NT - should it be 100% forcing in response to 1H or 1S
Patrick wrote: "A door must be opened or closed" Alfred de Musset Don't forget Schrödinger's Door. It's openess/closedness is indeterminate until an observer collapses the wave.
1NT - should it be 100% forcing in response to 1H or 1S
Agreed. For the geeks/dweebs/dorks among us (moi), "semi-forcing" brings to mind "Almost dead" from Princess Bride.
1NT - should it be 100% forcing in response to 1H or 1S
I refuse to say "semi-forcing." Instead, I use "intended as forcing." But, then, I always feel like a dork.
1NT - should it be 100% forcing in response to 1H or 1S
Larry: Just for the historical record, 1NT was not completely forcing over 1M in KS. Some times forcing works out better, sometimes not. I really do not much care. In the partnership I play in most often, a 1NT starts at 14 and almost all 5M332 hands within range are ...
1m - p - 1NT - p - 2NT?
2NT asks partner to raise with a maximum. With a minimum, partner will usually pass, but can sign-off in 3 of a long minor.
If/when I am appointed Collective Noun Commissar (English), it will be A Deck of Players. Other card games: A Stud of Players (poker) My Great Aunt & Friends (Canasta)
Weak Jump Shift or Splinter?
The bid means whatever the partnership has agreed it means. If undiscussed, it is an error to make the bid. If asking what I think the 3 should mean, I would answer Fit Jump. If asking what I think partner means if for some reason we have not filled ...
All Convention Cards Uploaded As One File
The file seems safe. The "warning" might just be an alert that the compression is "rar" rather than the more common (for Windows) "zip." If the files do not uncompress for you, google "rar" and download one of the many (free) utilities that work with it.

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