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Brad Craig
Brad Craig
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Basic Information

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

Back after a seven-month boycott of the ACBL. Not playing much right now, but am on BW just about every day.

Other interests include pickleball, golf, and generally enjoying myself. I try not to take things too seriously, especially at a bridge table.



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
the thanks of my students.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Unit 142, District 5, ACBL
Favorite Tournaments
Always liked Tampa-Bradenton regionals
Favorite Conventions
Ones that I can remember
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
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Three card limit+ raise over 1M - (X)
Is there any utility in having opener's 2 rebid say "I would reject a game try opposite a 3-card limit raise" ?
The Dark Side
The Dark Side is a pathway to many abilities that some would consider to be un-natural. No wonder Jedi don't win anything anymore :)
Quantitative or Qualitative
AFAIK 4NT is quantitative by expert consensus, but I would raise diamonds in a forcing manner or simply force if a forcing raise was not available.
Marina Out?
Don't you just love controversy? It's so controversial...
Simon Weinberger's bidding problem: J QJT4 KQJ53 J65
Richard, I'm not too worried about that. Partner won't convert unless partner has them dead to rights, with us being a passed hand. I would Pass 3 if partner bids it.
Sasha Cooper's bidding problem: Kx KQTx KQxx Kxx
I don't think 1NT is heavy - those loose kings are 'dangling' and IMO questionable values.
William Scott's bidding problem: 8 J732 QT643 A75
I'm not getting to the three-level on a five-bagger. If I lost my mind and bid 2NT anyway, I'd be thrilled to have pushed them up and gladly Pass.
Overtricks Count
"when only a partial is at stake and when more than one overtrick might be up for grabs, it could well be worth risking the contract for the elusive overtricks." My mentor is rolling over in his grave :)
Sedat DINC's bidding problem: Q43 J752 J 65432
2 sounds a bit more 'hopeful' than 2 and is my choice - by a whisker.
Phillip Vest's bidding problem: JT42 Q965 QJT9 5
If 2 is simply confirming four cards, Pass (a treatment I despise). If it's 'better than promised', I either bid 3 or just blast 4.

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