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Brad Craig
Brad Craig
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Basic Information

Member Since
Oct. 24, 2015
Last Seen
15 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Teacher
about me

Playier for 40 years. Work and other interests (golf, tennis, poker, and recently pickleball) have curtailed my play, and I wish I had the chance to play more. I do teach 'intermediate' bridge regularly. It might be apt to describe myself as more 'student of the game'. One immutable fact about bridge I have learned - bridge teaches about life.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning the second competitive bridge game I ever played in after finishing dead last in the first one
Bridge Accomplishments
2000 masterpoints, but more important to me is the thanks of my students.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Favorite Tournaments
Tampa/Bradenton regionals (although I live in the US Mid-Atlantic)
Favorite Conventions
to be honest, it depends on the weather. And my golf game.
BBO Username
jodepp, although I'm not there much
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
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ACBL (poor) response on conflicting alert rules
This is a little over-the-top IMO.
"A Bridge to Brainpower"
My retired bridge students back up what this article says. It may be subjective, but they tell me bridge helps keep them sharp. I have a group that plays golf (and walks) in the morning and bridge in the afternoon. Two guys also claim that each activity helps with the ...
Steve Moese's bidding problem: AK6 963 KJT874 3
'This is a penalty double. Either partner has bid absurdly, or they're in a terrible contract going down a lot.' I'm prepared to believe either.
Nigel Kearney's lead problem: 74 98742 82 KJ72
The most aggressive lead I can see is a club. So I go for it.
Drew Casen's bidding problem: AJT AQ9764 --- KJ75
6NT may be the only 'possible' slam, but partner needs a helluva lot for it to have play given we know about the diamond waste. I'm signing off.
Ethan Liu's bidding problem: Axx AQJxxx xx Kx
I'm not sure what else 4 could be.
Neal Smith's bidding problem: KQ74 AQT95 6 Q54
This used to be a regular occurrence: bid your shortest suit, get the opponents into a 'doubling rhythm' and then you play your best suit doubled at a low level. West appears to be not the only one experimenting. If West had what you describe, East's double is practically ...
Neal Smith's bidding problem: JT32 K2 KT53 T95
The vulnerability is also right for letting them stew.
Richard Traxler's bidding problem: KJT9 JT9873 --- J43
I don't think it matters much what you play here, as long as you both remember what the agreement is. FWIW I like 4 as 'pick a major' and X negative, but would hardly say it's ideal. It has the advantage of being easily remembered though.
Johan GröNkvist's bidding problem: Q54 KJ76 QJT875 ---
Well, if pass-and-pull is stronger than a direct 5 you can't do that. This is the price you pay for opening cheese.

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