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Craig Biddle
Craig Biddle
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 3, 2010
Last Seen
2 hours 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.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Contending the whole way in the Silver Ribbons and ending up second.
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
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
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Goulash problem 2
not in a goulash
Inhuman Forum: Bots Respond to Prayers
Craig Biddle's bidding problem: A2 KQ3 AKJT75 62
Partner's 3 is obviously a cue-bid. Or is it? He may be probing for notrump. And he doesn't know about my magnificent heart support. I'd love to bid 4, but I don't think that's enough. I doubt that partner would regard 4 ...
Defensive Problem
A likely hand for declarer is AKQxxx with at least a king in each pointed suit. If declarer has AA, it's fatal to cash the 3rd heart or to play a spade, a diamond is mandatory. If declarer has the K then it's mandatory to play a diamond ...
What is fair.
East knows that at least 3 of his minor suit losers are covered, and so he really has a 6 loser hand and a known 10-card fit. I'd expect to MAKE 4 more than half the time opposite a red vs. white major two suiter. It seems to ...
Zero-max imps (new scoring method)
After you've scored couple of hundred events this way, come back to us with composite rankings of all the players by mean score and standard deviation and then we can make a much more informed decision. To me, you are simply adding an extra degree of randomness due to ...
Craig Biddle's bidding problem: 6 AQT74 T963 JT6
See below for the denouement.
Questions on Two-way Checkback
In my partnerships, 2-way checkback does not apply unless someone has bid (or shown) a major suit. So: 1 - 3 unbalanced and invitational, suggesting longer or equal diamonds 2 - same 3 - this hand type 4 - illogical 5 - put a green card on the table And with void KQx AQxxxx ...
Craig Biddle's bidding problem: 6 AQT74 T963 JT6
Well, the winning call on this deal was far from obvious. But partner found it. He bid 3NT (values for game with no spade stopper). So we won 6 IMPs for bidding a game on 2 of 2 hooks (both hooks rated to be huge favorites on the auction), since ...
Poker and Computers/AI
Because the intelligent broadcasting of information via bidding and signaling has so many nuances that depend on context; computers simply cannot generate and store enough information to get things right. And then there is the "if he had this, he would have done that" reasoning that is once again beyond ...

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