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Brian Platnick
Brian Platnick
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 16, 2011
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

In addition to playing bridge, I am currently a member of the ACBL seeding committee.  I have also coached 2 junior pairs in the program run by Michael and Debbie Rosenberg.  When not playing bridge, I spend my time trading stock options, chilling with my family, and traveling. 

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning the 2017 Spingold
Bridge Accomplishments
Won 1991 World Juniors, 2010 Spingold, 2017 Spingold, 2010 Rosenblum, several other 1st/2nd place finishes in NABC events. WBF World Grand Master,
Regular Bridge Partners
John Diamond.
Favorite Tournaments
USBF team trials
Favorite Conventions
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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ATB - Wrong Game
I would vote for "none" if you did not include the commentary after that choice
A New Blue Ribbon Pair
"Wolpert opened 1♦. Instead of overcalling 1♠, Ulman chose an offbeat takeout double." Oren, Why do you consider the takeout double "offbeat"?
When I first began to look at the hands and the auction, I thought the issue would be assigning blame for N/S bidding 4H over 3S. Then I noticed the 4S call. And I agree 100% with Phillip about the tone of some of the comments.
How do you rule?
"retransfers playing Multi is asking for a mixup" especially if partner didn't alert 3H
How do you rule?
Even if you consider the west hand an "automatic" pull to 4S, it is likely that in their methods, West should have bid 4H as a transfer. The fact that he didn't could be argued as taking advantage of the failure to alert (assuming no screens, obviously). So the ...
What does double mean here?
Drew, Do you change the meaning of low level doubles depending on form of scoring or vulnerability? While the subset of hands on which I would double (or choose any action) will frequently vary with vulnerability or form of scoring, the meaning I assign to a call doesn't.
Debbie Rosenberg's bidding problem: 2 AJ9 KQ8743 A84
Hi Debbie, Good problem. playing with JD, I would bid 4C, but undiscussed, partner might play me for 6-4. I prefer 4D over 4NT because it leaves partner room to cooperate.
"... and with my research I am going to demonstrate along a series of articles that the benefit declarer receive with such information is meaningless in the play of the hand and something he can do by himself. " To paraphrase Dickens, I derive from this comment that you are confounding your ...
ACBL Nationals Start times
Steve, I have a good grasp on the concept of sponsors and pros, but who are the "elites"?
John Diamond's lead problem: QT8652 Q86 KT9 7
JD, change "thought" to "thinks" my opinion hasn't changed (even if I'm wrong)

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