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Paul Friedman
Paul Friedman
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 28, 2010
Last Seen
42 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
How Would You Play this Low-level Double?
I think the double is take-out. As North, I would assume my partner had 4 and 5. (with 4-4 1 a round earlier would/should have been bid. Another possibility is that South is 5 and 4,, as I would take a 2 bid ...
Double dummy hand from the Common Game
I call this "+16 IMPs; Great play, Pard!"
Can I pass? or not?
As others have written, you can tell by the auction and your hand that partner forgot the agreement. In fact, if you play Ghesthem as most do, you can tell by your hand alone. You are free to do as you want. Partner, on the other hand, has UI from ...
Gavin Wolpert's bidding problem: AKQJ9 Q43 85 T92
1. Even modern Acol treats the 2 rebid as 1RF. 2. Reverse Flannery responses were invented because the 2 rebid is forcing in standard bidding.
Alerting a Stolen Bid
sorry about that. I would edit it, but I like Craig's message too much to destroy the flow.
What is this Double?
If NS are playing Support Doubles of partner's overcall (as opposed to responder's first bid), then it is a Support Double. If they are playing Snapdragon (extended) then it shows 4 or 5 hearts (depending upon their agreement) and diamond tolerance, If they are playing Cuebid Doubles, it ...
Alerting a Stolen Bid
Yes, it should be alerted. Yews, Stolen bids are common in 299er games. It should still be alerted. IMO, the "expected" meaning of this double are Penalty or Takeout. I think any other meaning is alterable. Lots of the 299ers at my club, simply Announce Transfer rather than Alerting. While ...
What do you call such a bid?
Well, the original term was "Multi." Then Multi 2 was shortened to Multi. I kinda sorta like variegated or motley, but pied is probably best.
1NT opening 15-17
Frances: All true. It's one of the reasons I like Weak NTs. The other reason is that opening 1m now shows a real hand (as opposed to a minimum balanced foot). The problem with Weak 1NT openings is that the balanced range after opening 1Y is now 15-19 (or ...
Which of these auctions are Support Doubles?
Assuming I am playing a strongish 1NT: Auction #1: 1♣ (X) 1♠ (2♥) Support Auction #2: 1♣ (X) 1♠ (1NT) Cards, looking for a penalty Auction #3: 1♣ (1♦) 1♥ (2♦) 4 Spades Auction #4: 1♣ (1♦) 1♥ (1NT) Cards. In one partnership this is 4 Spades, tho. Auction #5 ...

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