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Hi Larry,
Besides Bergen and Berkowitz, could you tell us about other partners you had and your experiences with them?

FYI, The LAW was not the first bridge book I started but the first one had finished. To know is one thing, to follow was another.
June 12, 2014
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If you only read one bridge book per year like me, make this book the top of your list. It's a great book for intermediate players.
June 12, 2014
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If his partner has AQ, partner can give him a ruff and he can then give partner a ruff and set the contract by 2.
Aug. 11, 2013
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Only two cell phone penalties were needed. (Team got disqualified if two cell phone penalty was given on the same day.)
Aug. 6, 2013
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Depends on how do you define the “extra”. I found more and more players define it as “extra offense.” With exactly the same HCP and 3235 shape KT4 42 AQ7 KT876, most people would pass. The singleton is an offense asset.
I thought it's a close decision but surprise to see the poll is not close.
July 26, 2013
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I like the part that Jenny kicked your butt and gave you a massage. ;)
May 21, 2013
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Hmm. Yeah. It's a bug.
March 30, 2013
Helen Chang edited this comment March 30, 2013
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“This can be done by going to the offending author’s profile and clicking on the checkboxes that allow you to ignore content created by this person.”
I thought it's a great idea. Some people may just want to draw our attention. It make them feel special and important, like a crying baby. Why are we giving him the attention?

To whom I dont want to mention your name,
Don't try to argue on this because I will not see it. So won't a lot of us.
March 30, 2013
Helen Chang edited this comment March 30, 2013
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Erin, I know you have a lot more experience on teaching 7-12 graders. Would you give us some advice? Anything we should avoid or be careful?
March 14, 2013
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I tend to be optimistic- opposite some hands that your partner would not act, a game needs some luck but not impossible.

Nov. 8, 2012
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He meant to bid 3 but BBO banned insufficient bids. So, he pulled the only 3 level black suit available and hope to color coup Ari. Unfortunately, Ari remembered to wear glasses in the match. Unlucky.
Sept. 24, 2012
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I am West. It's our partnership style. The hand is about what he can expect. I feel no guilt for my 2. Like Scott said, I have the most valuable singleton. Giving my hand extra 3HCP QJx KJxxx; xx; KJx, I may feel guilty bidding 2.
June 25, 2012
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I am very disciplined on being consistent.
June 25, 2012
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4 is Keycard for . 4NT shows 2 Keycard with the trump Q.
June 5, 2012
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There are a few reasons that I may bid after 5C:
1. I miscounted my Key Card. (It happens)
2. I have a void in the splinter suit and somehow feel lucky.
3. I have a void in my head.
June 5, 2012
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I think it's time to introduce DDSAT and DRTT.
May 9, 2012
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I bid 3 and 4 over 3.
Partner is going to pass 2 with 4243 and minimum response. As little as any ace, 4 is practically cold.
Feb. 27, 2012
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The reason that some people prefer not to “inflate” masterpoints is because they consider it as a lie and feel guilty about it. Why not just make it officially legal and no one has to feel guilty anymore?
The blue/red ribbon is a good idea. Maybe every time you play up, each player of the team has to spend a ribbon.
Feb. 23, 2012
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Interesting discussion.
On tip 1, whenever my partner bids two suits, I tend to assume they have 9 cards between them. But, I can see the point that you bid 2 and setup game force first.

I have some questions, assuming I have: Axx; Axxxxx; x; AQx and open 1
1-2-2-2-3-3N
I may assume your shape is something like: 4135 and consider
suit contract may works better than NT.

Another way to solve these two problems could be using Flannery.
http://bridgewinners.com/article/view/i-love-flannery-im-serious/
Feb. 22, 2012
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To David,
My suggestion was to make a list of bridge players I would like to honor. If unfortunately they cannot attend the event, we should show our admiration by putting them as our non-playing captain. Mr. Soloway is on my list.

Feb. 21, 2012
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