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Brad Craig
Brad Craig
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Basic Information

Member Since
Oct. 24, 2015
Last Seen
6 minutes 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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Xavier Truel's bidding problem: KQ7 T3 83 T87642
If that's the case, I think we have to go with 5 to eliminate double-game-swing scenarios.
Colin Baker's bidding problem: T3 --- AKQ93 AT8742
Tempted to force with 2, but will hope I get another bite at the apple with 2.
Fred King's bidding problem: KJ9754 KQ53 J9 K
Ugh. My mentor will be most displeased with my choice to bid.
Andy Stark's bidding problem: K42 QT987 K2 AK2
I never - and I mean NEVER - guess correctly when I'm asked to decipher the impossible. I'm going to guess that partner has a vast amount of soft crap and five broken spades and Pass.
Benjamin Robles's bidding problem: AJT5 --- AJ75 T8654
I confess to being shocked at the vote for the non-forcing 3. Given that we didn't jump in notrump, I think a cuebid followed by 3NT shows something like this (granted, maybe a little stronger, but three spade stops aren't bad either).
Ron Smith's bidding problem: J98642 AJT43 A K
Fair enough, but respectfully I disagree about the heart support.
Stefan Olausson's bidding problem: KQ3 A52 QT84 Q97
An admittedly conservative 1NT - I see lots of points but few tricks. Also, IMO partner is going to wonder why I didn't act over 1 earlier if I thought my hand was worth 2NT - I fear partner may play me for additional heart stoppers.
Ron Smith's bidding problem: J98642 AJT43 A K
Could you offer a construction where 4 is good? We can forget about partner having four hearts - partner would strain to compete on many weakish hands with such support. We can also forget about a pure maximum with (as a template): x Kxx xxxx AQxxx That's about as ...
David MacRae's bidding problem: K854 T964 K9 AQ8
Not in my partnerships. With interest, we make the cuebid most likely to interest partner. I know this is contrary to conventional wisdom but it works for us.
Itzik Ezra's bidding problem: 9654 852 AK9 A63
I'm tempted to double, just because passing here with three bullets doesn't seem bridge-like. However, Passing isn't a panacea either. If partner would reopen with, say, a double, partner may not get the chance; LHO might jack the auction to 3. Now the ugly 'slow Pass ...

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