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Brad Craig
Brad Craig
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Basic Information

Member Since
Oct. 24, 2015
Last Seen
Jan. 26
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.

 

 

Country
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
jodepp
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
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Interesting deal from Friday club pairs
I would have duplicated the auction up to the double - I wouldn't hit this with a ten-foot pole. I can't have all this unless the opponents know something I don't - they must have freakish shape. I would have started the K asking for count at the 5-level.
Richard Granville's bidding problem: Q976 Q7 QJ643 JT
I guess I wasn't clear - the game I'm aiming at is 3NT.
David Libchaber's bidding problem: KJ532 Q8 T93 K74
The K isn't great, but the Q is. Plus I have some nice diamond intermediates. I'm not asking - I'm going.
Richard Granville's bidding problem: Q976 Q7 QJ643 JT
I think partner is showing a buff overcall with a spade fragment. I think this motley collection is worth bidding a game.
David Parsons's bidding problem: A742 952 Q5 QJ95
I'm not sure I like having only four clubs for this call. I'll settle for 3; partner bid in fourth seat so I expect a good suit.
Steve Moese's bidding problem: xx Axx x QT9xxxx
I want to open, but that doesn't rise to the level of 'will open'. I always thought I was a sound preemptor, but I have to admit that 9 is tempting me like a siren. Perhaps the line of demarcation is: "if partner were to bid 3NT, how happy ...
How strongly do you feel?
J is my preference. A spade (probably the 10) is possible. I'd only try a club during the full moon.
Gordon Rainsford's bidding problem: J865 7652 AJ72 4
I'm willing to risk playing too high to ensure finding the correct strain. 4.
Ethics, gamesmanship and the law
I don't think dissembling about the heart suit is illegal or unethical, but it does inject a flavor of competitive nastiness into the match. I personally would never do it but maybe when the competitive fires were burning a little hotter in my youth I might have.
Martin Lindfors's bidding problem: Q63 AK87 QT3 J93
Personally, I'd rather Pass and then see 2NT from partner.
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