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Craig Biddle
Craig Biddle
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 3, 2010
Last Seen
5 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

USBF Junior mentor (having a great time with a half-dozen [now 8] very eager youngsters from 12-16).  Nearly made the top 500 in 2017, planning a stronger effort in 2019.

Occasionally play on BBO against Cayne and his pros, or Richard Pavlicek and partner.  I enjoy the opportunity to play against that caliber of players.  Win occasionally, too.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Multiple GNT District wins back in the day, Once had 5 BRQ's in 9 tries but nobody noticed because it took 7 years and 3 cities. Four straight 2nd day quals in Platinum Point events.
Regular Bridge Partners
Phil Goulding, Fred Schenker
Favorite Tournaments
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
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What constitutes a 3 card spade raise after 1H-1S?
1-1, 2-2NT (variously known as Spiral, QQ2NT, and minimax relay) 3 - min 3-card support 3 - max 3-card support 3 - min 4-card support 31s - max 4-card support (Some allow 4m splinters with supermax in context 4-card support.) Shape relay works fine until you start raising ...
Massimo Lanzarotti readmitted to the ACBL?
Yes, I was inactive in bridge during those years, and knew only what I read. I did read the Bridge World article on the Rhodes Olympiad several times. Many people on that US team were mutual friends of ours.
Ethics applied to a playing director
It was a vul vs. not preempt. 3NT would have been cold on any lead had clubs had the decency to not break 4-0.
Are these weak 2-bids?
That's all some people need.
Massimo Lanzarotti readmitted to the ACBL?
I have always thought that the expulsion of the racecars, based, apparently, on one single deal where an opponent was dumb enough to show dummy his hand, was really an outlier in the spectrum of other suspensions up to that time. Perhaps this behavior was routine for them, though. I ...
Offsite polling
One of the directors in my district routinely polls people offsite.
Are these weak 2-bids?
Oops, fixed. The 13th card is the 5.
Away from Tannery Row
Love your article. But you have to have a lot of deals in your rear view mirror before you can do this well.
Need ruling help please
Um, his partner has seen his whole hand. The bidding might well go 6 all pass.
Need ruling help please
We had this happen at a game last week. The player at fault and his partner were given A- for both boards and the opponents A+. And the director who made this ruling has directed many regionals and more than a few side events at nationals.

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