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Amnon Harel
Amnon Harel
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 20, 2012
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Started playing bridge in high school. Badly. Took me over a dozen years to start unlearning bad habits and start to understand the game.


Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Two great runs in the (main) team event in the International Israeli Bridge Festival, back when it was in a three session format. Tying a match with the Herbst brothers after finnessing declarer's 5 on defence, way before we had any clue how to play, when they were already international-caliber.
Bridge Accomplishments
Met previous two bridge partners through bridge, and they ended up my good friends.
Regular Bridge Partners
Uri Epstein, Dror Shahaf, Hanan Sher
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Favorite Conventions
Support with support. Immediate double negative.
ACBL Ranking
Non Life Master
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Coast Conduct
a) His partner gave preference to diamonds. b) His opponent doubled, indicating their strength is in the other two suits.
1M-3M: How Do You Play It?
My partners all insist on playing it weak, so that's what I voted. It almost never comes up, and I'm sure most of the other usages suggested above are better. I suspect even invitational with 3 trumps is more useful.
Leading low from a doubleton in trumps
From the comments so far, it looks like one should lead low with ruffing potential and high without it. Also functions as a signal to partner.
ATB - doubled partial score made
I'm not resulting, I'm a coward! I really hate to bring a "we doubled them into game" to the comparison in teams.
So you had a bidding accident
Indeed, it's a lovely hand. So easy to ask yourself the wrong question "any reason to choose one black suit finesse over the other?" (especially after a bidding disaster rocks your concentration) and miss the point of the hand.
Best approach to this card combo
Because that's the order that's natural for the writer ;-) But I completely agree with you: it's the wrong order for the readers and __so__ annoying.
ATB - doubled partial score made
This is all mapthcpoints, right? I'd expect more blaming votes in IMPs...
Best approach to this card combo
Do the defenders know that your only problem is avoiding the 2nd trump loser? If not, what's the change that RHO will jump with the K from KTx on the 2nd round of trumps for some reason (e.g. looking for a ruff, or trying to open a side ...
Is this "Reverse" Forcing?
@MR: Rajeev is asking about responder's bid after a non-forcing 2 as in the OP. Defending 2 is no longer an option @Rajeev: I would usually guess to pass. I tried to construct examples that satisfy your constraints. 1. Some strong hands will be worth a bid ...
The Big Picture
> apparently that hand is within the parameters of that partnership That smells fishy. Even assuming some upgrade for the nice club suit, their parameters seem significantly lower than normal. I think that warrants some sort of alert. And as far as I recall, I first saw something like this long ...

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