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Brad Craig
Brad Craig
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Basic Information

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

Playier for 40 years. Work and other interests (golf, tennis, poker) 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' than 'player' right now. One immutable fact about bridge I have learned - bridge teaches about life.

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
2000 masterpoints, but more important to me is the thanks of my students.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
ACBL
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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Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: KQxx Jx Axx KJ8x
You mean responder isn't allowed to operate? I don't think the 'unwritten agreement' is applicable once opener passes.
Neil Silverman's bidding problem: K8 AQJ8 KQJ KJ9x
I 'want' to bid 6 but there's just too much that partner needs to cover IMO. I'm not saying there aren't reasonable constructions that make slam likely, just that there are also layouts where slam is lousy. Besides, stiff-to-ace-and-ruff is a distinct possibility, not to mention ...
David Hankins's bidding problem: Qx ATxxxxx xx xx
Pass- pessimistic with three doubletons.
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: KQJx Jx AQJxx Tx
Kyle, maybe you should just ask what partner's Pass of the redouble means :) For me, partner's Pass is penalties.
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: KQxx Jx Axx KJ8x
I've played against too many 'operators' - I want a penalty pass available.
Mark Leonard's bidding problem: KTx AQJx KQ6x Jx
Let me guess: 3NT, lose double digit-swing to 6NT at the other table?
Danny Sprung's lead problem: Q8 AQ32 T9 A9765
In a sectional matchpoint pairs some years ago I tried the Q from AQxx against 3NT, feeling like I needed 'action' to prop up a fair but not great session. Dummy had Jxx and declarer had Kx. OOPS... ... until declarer ducked, in a effort to break communication :) We both had ...
Mason Barge's bidding problem: AJ4 Q874 A92 QT5
Any bid that shows that my hand got better is fine by me.
Ulf Nilsson's bidding problem: J9765 K862 K4 75
If the K was elsewhere, I'd consider 4 nigh-automatic. IMO the K is a warning sign.
Daisuke Sugimoto's bidding problem: KJx Txx x AK9xxx
3, but Double certainly reasonable.
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