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

2nd in the Silver Ribbons in Memphis 2019.  Many people have congratulated me for my finish, and then added that I should not be too disappointed that we didn't win.  I play the game to learn about the game and improve my capacity to play it well.  This result told me that I can play it well enough to win at that level, and the fact that I didn't actually win is totally irrelevant to 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.

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning my first District GNT title (before flights)
Bridge Accomplishments
2nd NABC Silver Ribbon Pairs, 2019. 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, Bernie Greenspan
Favorite Tournaments
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional
Favorite Conventions
transfer responses to 1C and transfer rebids after 1D-1M
BBO Username
1stPanda
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
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Clarification of Tom Kniest Hand
Isn't this auction just begging for a BIT from South, pretty much no matter what he has? For instance, with KQx and scattered stuff he might be thinking about bidding 4NT here before deciding to take the sure plus. And W's 4 bid could surely be based ...
Clarification of Tom Kniest Hand
Woudn't E have assumed that N's suit was clubs?
Clarification of Tom Kniest Hand
What I found mind-boggling about Tom's post was his statement that his pair had claimed that there was a BIT of 6-8 seconds before S doubled and he was told by a director that if they had claimed 7-9 seconds the directors would have ruled in their favor.
Lament of the Spade Three
Pretty hand
Play Bridge Offline on Android?
Bridge by NeuralPlay.
Michaels Crazy
We play top+ another cues over all suit openings and alert.
Spots Matter
Page 5 East would be on lead not North.
can you make 3N?
I think you mean West, Robert. But this is why the first diamond winner has to be the King in hand. Now when you lead a small diamond, you rectify the count for the strip squeeze by finessing in diamonds. And of course if West still has the 3, he ...
can you make 3N?
Or attitude leads against NT. Everything has a price.
Is there a sound mathematical basis for this?
Thanks all for a very enlightening discussion. I especially enjoyed seeing the various approaches.
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