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Brad Theurer
Brad Theurer
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 14, 2010
Last Seen
8 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: 9743 KQ7 98 AJ65
agreed... besides this is matchpoints... preserve the plus score if possible! I assume 2 is bid with LR values no matter if you have 3 OR 4+ card support (so, only "one way reverse Drury" applies)? Also it may matter a bit how light you open in 1st/2nd ...
Governor Dewine announcement
well, I guess you could argue that *somebody* has to be the LAST to go into shutdown mode... the ACBL seems to be saying... "Might as well be us!"
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: AJ97 J543 K Q873
keeping the hand same shape and make the K a small putting the K in one of the other suits and I'd do a 4 min splinter... here at matchpoints I think 3 is enough. If playing a style where 2NT could be LR+ then I ...
YES it is Corona - Just wanted to Share a Major news in OH
the 3 from Ohio who tested positive are all reported to be from the Cleveland area:
Brad Theurer's bidding problem: K95 A875 J JT742
okay, it seems I couldn't get a single non-pass out of anybody. You all want to know partner's hand? Turns out pass is a loser, since both 4 and 5 make! Partner had QT84 Q KQ987654 void, the 4 bidder had A2 KJT632 3 ...
Criss -cross Inverted Raises
Hank - what do you do with mixed raise minor suit hands in that system? Also want to know what YRENNALF stands for... or does everyone else but me know that?
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.

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