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Bruce Schwaidelson
Bruce Schwaidelson
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 12, 2011
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Winning the BW Spingold pool (& a BW hoodie), July 2016.
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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A Spingold Story
Really nice article... thanks, Eric. My partnerships have been using several of Kantar's "52 Tips" since reading them some years ago (they have also been in the ACBL Bulletin). One of my favorites: assuming you lead A from AK on the opening lead "...if the opponents wind up at ...
The Worst Convention Ever
Kieran, I believe that's called "Reverse Fishbein".
How would you rule?
What reason did West (who surely believed he was playing 4 as a transfer) give for NOT alerting his screen-mate?! Perhaps he was unsure as to what they were playing -- perhaps he was planning to alert once the bid tray came back with a 4 bid from his ...
TV series "Fargo"
I asked some of the players around my club today if they were familiar with "vacant spaces" & the dentist's coupe... most were not! Obviously they do not follow bridgewinners either. Btw my wife & I are great Fargo fans.
TV series "Fargo"
Last night's episode used the terms "Dentist's coup" and "canope" in the same sentence and then later she talked about a "backwards finesse". They even showed them playing at a regional w/boards & bid boxes included.
To Show or Not To Show?
Even if you don't show the results & show just the percent, a strange percentage for a normal result OR a low percent for an excellent result could be a tip for a scoring error... and N can now pull the contract backup to make certain it was done correctly ...
Over my shoulder
Henry, since the 8 is the highest outstanding , partner isn't "wasting it" just to get a shift. When he plays the 8, either he started with doubleton K8 (unlikely) or he also holds the 7 (and possibly other s). Whichever the case, there is no urgency to ...
Over my shoulder
As clever as declarer's play appears to be, I do not like East's play of the 6. Could you have gone wrong if your partner had played the 8 instead? I can't construct a hand in which partner plays the 8 & the shift is now urgent.
This doesn't happen in the textbooks.
Pretty strange auction... clearly declarer mis-sorted & had a diamond in with his spades!
Bruce Schwaidelson's bidding problem: 7 KQJ3 JT9765 AQ
Thanks, Lynn... we were not playing Astro Q-bids.
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