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Brad Theurer
Brad Theurer
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 14, 2010
Last Seen
8 minutes 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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Leo Lasota's bidding problem: A84 J9864 Q5 T74
if you actually had a "source of tricks in diamonds", you probably would have bid them over 1?
Somedays you are the windshield
well, on the assumption that this slam was NOT bid at the other table (thus, N/S were +680 there?), saving (-1100 in 7 doubled, N/S getting A, AK, and a diamond ruff) would mean David's team would have still lost 11 imps on this deal instead ...
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: AKT64 KQ76 Q5 A6
at imps I'd go aggressive (especially vul); it would help if I had a bid (usually 3) to show multiple strong hands including ones with only 4 hearts (so that an immediate 3 here would promise 5). At matchpoints, the dubious value of the Q and no ...
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: T32 Q32 732 8765
I think it is close between 2 and 1. Yes, what Lee points out has merit but I don't believe 2 "shows values" or extra length. What is responder supposed to bid with xx xx xxxxx Qxxx? Also, partner will be less encouraged by a 2 ...
The Right Shift
re: page 6; if partner HAD played the 5 on round 2 of the suit, would that be a "strong enough reinforcement" of diamond suit preference that West should shift to Q instead of 10? If West had Qx instead of Kx, he should definitely shift to Q regardless and ...
An Extra Chance
on page one, you state "Partner won't play you for this strong a hand, and game may be reached.", I think you mean "game may be *missed*"...
MANFIELD Wins Mixed Teams
Congrats to all! Especially Beth, Bill, Buffalo and Melanie, 4 members of our Washington Bridge League unit, you rock! We want to see you and those medals at our sectional next weekend and will honor you during it. And for the 'anchors' Mike/Debbie, we will honor you in spirit ...
Common Game of Tuesday night October 2, Board 26
on lead, win in East hand, play A and ruff a with an honor, now cash another trump honor in the West hand and play a trump to East, if all follow, ruff another , play a to East, ruff last , play to King, draw ...
Common Game of Tuesday night October 2, Board 26
actually, you can test for trumps 3-2 first - if they are 4-1 you revert to hook. So, say, on opening trump lead you win in the West hand high, cash A, ruff a , then 2nd round of trumps to East's Jack. On actual layout, you can't ...
Common Game of Tuesday night October 2, Board 26
yes, 7 good contract - don't need diamond hook if trumps are 3-2 since you have sufficient entries/timing for a nice little dummy reversal.

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