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Peg Kaplan
Peg Kaplan
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 17, 2010
Last Seen
5 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Peg Kaplan is the proverbial "jack of all trades; master of none". When not competing at the bridge table, this Grand Life Master promotes the game she loves, with writing, photography, managing bridge websites and coaching.  In "real life," Peg sells real estate in Minnesota, and misses her pet birdies.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Making 6NT off 2 aces - and having to play all suits - against the Vanderbilt winners :)
Bridge Accomplishments
Escaping hospitalization from any partners.
Regular Bridge Partners
Bill Kent, Kerry Holloway, Paul Meerschaert, Kurt Schaeffer
Favorite Tournaments
Nebraska Regional
Favorite Conventions
Invitational jump responses, CRASH
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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Ethics, gamesmanship and the law
Bernard, it surely seems that one is not obligated to show their hand if the law does not require it. Yet I must admit I feel as Michael does. If someone asked me what we held, unless for some reason I thought the opponent had not been cordial to me ...
Evaluate this hand
There are those of us, though, Buddy, who are willing to bid 2 with AQJ109 of diamonds :)
Implicit private understanding?
Well, Tom ... the USBF trials are a different animal! I know from taking photos that you have often fielded a team. Yet when you are competing primarily against the best players in the U.S. AND there aren't other events to compete in if you get KO'd AND ...
Implicit private understanding?
Tom - sigh. I know that you are correct that there are plenty of players who aren't interested in learning. That being said, I do think that there are some (no idea what percentages) that would be happy to improve. As I mentioned on another thread, a year or two ...
Implicit private understanding?
Ray, as far as I am aware, it is common that one can bid 1NT forcing and have it INCLUDE game forcing values. As long as it is only a possibility and not a requirement, I am not aware of any need to say anything other than "forcing" rather than ...
Ethics, gamesmanship and the law
Ed, you said that "declarer should face his hand, but there is no penalty for failure to do so" if declarer doesn't claim. So my modest point is even if there is no penalty for showing your hand to the opponents if you do not claim, the only other ...
Ethics, gamesmanship and the law
Ed, I'm sure that this may sound nit picky. But if you do not claim and thus play out the hand, haven't you, for all practical matters, shown your entire hand? In theory then, whether you claim or play out the hand, the opponents are going to see ...
Implicit private understanding?
"@Peg: A forcing 1NT that could have a game force is just an announcement. A forcing 1NT that promises game forcing values requires an alert." Michael, I never said that a 1NT that promises forcing values didn't require an alert. What I said is that if your 1NT can ...
Implicit private understanding?
Barry - even SOME progress and learning is better than none!
Implicit private understanding?
Barry. I don't know any details about your club. But I know that clubs in the metro areas of Minneapolis/St. Paul DO schedule times for players that want to learn! If someone knowledgeable lets them know the details of why Expert A made a particular play and it ...

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