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Brad Theurer
Brad Theurer
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 14, 2010
Last Seen
32 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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Mark Chen's bidding problem: Axxxx AKJTxx --- Kx
how strong one should be for Leaping Michaels is somewhat partnership-agreement dependent. Here, since North was at favorable vulnerability and had a singleton club, he felt justified in coming in and showing the two-suited nature of his hand before the auction got even higher. It was quite possible at these ...
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: xx AKTxx KTxxxx ---
perhaps so. But with a club void, and with the bid being descriptive (getting the two suited nature of the hand off your chest in one bid), I think if 4 LM is in your system, you should use it here. It doesn't promise more than 5-5; the ...
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: Q7543 84 Q94 QT9
many play another form of Wolff where opener bids 3 over 3 without 3 card support for responder's major otherwise bids 3 of responder's major. So here, even with enough for game, responder can bid 3 to check for 3 card support then bid 3NT ...
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: xx AKTxx KTxxxx ---
with many of my partners, 4 here is + a major - so that's my bid if I have that agreement (adjunct to Leaping Michaels). Otherwise, I have a difficult decision here... if I overcall one red suit I risk losing the other. And passing risks partner passing it ...
ATB/UBTJ - hand from sectional swiss
Thanks everyone for their votes, comments and insights. For the record, I was East. So thanks for your (mostly) support as well! Yes, I might have played a "middle heart" but that could have given partner a problem (still) and I thought he would likely continue with A anyway to ...
April 2018 It's Your Call
they are the May It's Your Call problem set hands so the discussion on them is in the May issue (which is currently available online at the ACBL website, probably will be in your mailbox later this week). They are on page 42 of the April ACBL Bridge Bulletin ...
Finesse or drop
Thanks Phil/Marty - actually I thought more about why I did what I did, and I think despite the "natural" 2 call, I somehow had a brain-fart and thought 2 was the (more typical) + a minor hand. That and the Q play convinced me that RHO had ...
Finesse or drop
Finesse or drop
I was South. I considered ruffing a at trick 3, but (a) I wanted to conceal my stiff, (b) there was a reasonable chance RHO held the A anyway, (c) the defense certainly was making it look like RHO had a stiff (his Q suit pref) thus probably ...
ACBL Chief Executive Dismissed
This exact announcement is also on the ACBL website (I looked it up under the BridgeFeed) - definitely NOT April Fools Day joke. Presumably we will find out more later...

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