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Brad Craig
Brad Craig
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Basic Information

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

Player 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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Odd situations
Hand 1: Worth the discussion, but favorite partners and I are OK with 3 asking. We don't worry about clubs here, for good or ill. 3 would be a sound three-card raise, sound enough to play a Moysian fit. Hand 2: Again worth the discussion. There is ...
What system over (1m) - 2m - (pass) - ?
If I could remember that I wouldn't have to keep my Social Security number handy :)
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: QJT72 --- AT7 AQJ87
Just because we might belong in 5. If I just pegged the heart lead against 3NT for the opponents, I'll just have to live with it.
Simon Weinberger's bidding problem: AKJ6 A2 4 J87643
I don't understand - is partner making a short-suit game try only, or could partner be in the middle of a slam try sequence? Or I don't know at this point? 3 is a little optimistic previously, but I think I'd bid it anyway.
Deb Paul's bidding problem: AQT874 5 AT54 87
IMO I have to describe the primary nature of my hand at this point, and that is my spades.
Gabriel Fractman's bidding problem: A9874 AK843 7 K5
I guess I'm in the minority of thinking AK-fifth is a good suit. I usually err on the side of silly optimism :)
What's your play here?
Partner might help you out by cashing the A if partner has it before returning the heart.
Ilhan Topkaya's bidding problem: xx Axxx Qx AKQxx
I want to ask about a spade control, but IMO too much else is needed for slam. I will settle in 4, albeit with reluctance.
David Sackett's bidding problem: Q9 K82 KQ97 K853
If the venue was my local club, you hem and haw for awhile, reach toward the bid box and retract a few times, then snap a Double down. "I have good values but I don't have four hearts and I can help but not stop spades". Perfect. In a ...
David Libchaber's bidding problem: AQJT9 A6 KQ2 AQJ
Lebensohl doesn't solve all problems? Whoda thunkit?

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