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Brad Theurer
Brad Theurer
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 14, 2010
Last Seen
7 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Started out in the NYC area, moved to DC burbs in 1990.  Enjoy the challenge of playing different systems with different partners though getting old and forgetting sucks!  I am a bidding problem junkie (MSC, It's Your Call, etc.) though I sometimes realize my action at the table and the action I choose for the contest aren't necessarily the same!

I enjoy tournaments and play in them more than in club games.  Go to occasional nationals and hope to do more of those in the future.

Did manage my highest ever finish in an open National event by coming in 2nd in the Fast Pairs at the 2018 Spring tournament in Philadelphia.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
beating Carolyn Lynch's high-powered squad (Balicki/Zmudzinski, Passell/Wold) in a regional KO final - down 15 at halftime and 41 after the first 6 boards of the 2nd half, we won the last 6 boards 43-0!
Bridge Accomplishments
Too many regional wins to count, nearly winning Flight A GNT in 2012, 2nd in 2018 NABC Fast Pairs in Spring Nationals (Philadelphia)
Regular Bridge Partners
Lyle Poe, Mark Chen, Robbie Hopkins, Leo Lasota
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Washington Bridge League
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
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Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: 763 A42 J643 865
some might raise here but have to draw the line somewhere - if you bid on these hands it gives partner too wide a range for your raise for him to figure out whether you have this hand or the same shape with 9HCP, especially at matchpoints hate turning a plus ...
Leo Lasota's bidding problem: K94 KJ AQJ632 QT
I'm closer to Craig's position. Yes, perhaps the hand is slightly "too good" for 1NT, BUT - (1) it's matchpoints (less need to bid a potentially thin game than at IMPs), and (2) I have a hand where I want to grab the NT (lots of tenaces to ...
ACBL and psyching 1N. Again?
Just wondering what the (announced) range for the 1NT opening big was...
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: 97532 Q4 T AQJ97
I'd consider double a bit more if the opponents were vulnerable - here, even if we beat them 1 trick we could get a poor score if we can make a black suit partial to score more than +100.
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: 97532 Q4 T AQJ97
No reason one can't take their "usual" defense to a 1NT opening bid and use it in this sequence... yes some just play 2 level bids as natural, but if you have a two suiter such as this one, might want to show it. Or if you want (and ...
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: 97532 Q4 T AQJ97
need to know methods here. With many I play Cappelletti, so could comfortably bid 2 showing spades + a minor here. But if playing all 2-level bids natural, I'm guessing. 2 might have appeal not only because of a much better suit, but I might get a chance ...
Brad Theurer's bidding problem: JT972 A KQ52 KQ5
Thanks everyone. I held this hand, and chose 3. Partner passed with Q863 KT53 96 872 - a club was led, and I was quickly -1 - RHO had opened a rather aggressive 3 at unfavorable on 5 864 J87 AJT964 (!) - the winning action is to pass, since 3 ...
How would you play 3NT
If we're assuming Kit's line of winning trick 1 and cashing A, then entries could be a problem if diamonds are 4-1 and after declarer plays a to his hand, leads a and if LHO doesn't play the K, plays the Q - now if East ...
Keep Winners
Kit, you normally report the result from the other table in these team match problems, but I don't see it this time - for the curious, what happened there?
Congratulations to John Adams
Congrats John! I've got a couple hundred more points to go for 10K but I hope to get there in 2020. John was a teammate of mine several years ago when we won the district 6 open GNT - his partner was someone most of you should now be quite ...

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