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Brian Platnick
Brian Platnick
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 16, 2011
Last Seen
8 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Watching Brad & Fred score +800 on the next to last board to win the 2010 Spingold
Regular Bridge Partners
John Diamond.
Favorite Tournaments
USBF team trials
Favorite Conventions
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ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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Orlando 2016 BOD Minutes and Exhibits
Drew Casen may want to reconsider opening 1NT with a small singleton ... "Play a convention, system, or treatment knowing it is illegal (CDR 3.2 and 3.7) 90 days probation and or up to 60 days Suspension* 10 Up to 50% of Disciplined Player’s total masterpoint holding."
Defense Against a Trump Coup
"I think the defense can time things so the West can get a critical heart discard in time." How?
Defense Against a Trump Coup
"In order for the trump coup to operate, declarer will need to ruff 2 minor-suit cards in dummy and then take 3 rounds of hearts ending in his hand." Why does declarer have to take the 2 ruffs in dummy before cashing the 3 hearts?
How to play 6 Diamonds?
"The opponents are not playing d.d. and there is at least a live possibility that they will go wrong (most probably by ducking the second trump)." Richard, I think you should concede the point. There is not a lively possibility that they will go wrong by ducking the 2nd ...
All the Clues
Or, without the king of diamonds, East would shift to a diamond instead of a spade.
What exactly is active ethics?
Andy, You argue that the "Greco" expample is not active ethics, but just common sense. I disagree. Just because you list reasons why you think it is in Greco's interest to clarify the opponents methods, does not make mean he isn't exhibiting active ethics. many players would hope ...
What exactly is active ethics?
What about the example I gave "in the well" when playing with Greco: I opened 1D precision, my LHO overcalled 1H. RHO alerted and explained it as crash. Greco asked her if she was sure they played this over 1D and not just over 1C. RHO then realize her error ...
Abraham Fisher's bidding problem: AT9x AKx Axxx Kx
If you play 2NT as natural, but have reservations bidding it on this hand, that means you should play 2NT as something else.
Running The Gauntlet In Poland
John, I think this is only true if they discussed a strategy. My reading is that Sabine was writing about her own strategy, not something she and Roy discussed. Once when we were down big to Chip Martel (a frequent occurance when playing Chip) he asked if we had discussed ...
The Last Five Days
Roy, In my opinion, this whole clusterf--- was caused by the WBF and it shouldn't be up to the players to resolve the matter. I applaud your efforts to "do the right thing" and also to come on BW and explain the situation even though I feel it is ...

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