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Craig Biddle
Craig Biddle
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Member Since
Aug. 3, 2010
Last Seen
July 20
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Two years (as of 3/2017) into my return to bridge after decades of inactivity.  Had an excellent Nationals in KC, qualifying for the final day of the NAOP (I wasn't alowed to play since I played with Kay Joyce who filled in for my partner) and the final day of the Silodor (but they didn't notify me until after game time and they didn't advise me that I should hang around the room until nearly game time so we didn't play), and made the overalls of the Lebhar.

United States of America

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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.
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
Ira Chorush - Craig Biddle
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Grand National Slams
Was 2NT wide-range and stopper showing or limited and stopper showing? I think a more precise wording of what I was thinking is that the 2 Keys + Q or 3 keys guideline is a sensible starting point for teaching serious / non-serious when that time is reached. Note that, even though ...
How to bid after (1NT)-X-(any escape methods)-?
Agreed. Also see "Junkyard" on Richard Pavlicek's site ( but this is overly detailed for all but full-time players.
First Official Collusive Cheating Case in Turkey!
Without regard to the behavior of the players, I looked at the standard Turkish CC and it looks a lot more informative than either the WBF or ACBL one. Of course my Turkish is nonexistent, and the Google "translate" button did not work on the pdf.
Grand National Slams
Nice hands. I particularly like the idea of a minimum opening hand needing 2 keys plus the trump Q (or extra length) or 3 keys in order to make an uninvited positive slam move. This will be a point of discussion with my sometimes-exuberant partner on the drive up to ...
Craig Biddle's bidding problem: K AKQT6 A7 T7643
I bid 3 with this hand and partner passed with the hand I posted yesterday, so we played a 90% slam in a part sore in a different strain. I decided not to bid 4 because my clubs were so putrid and my hearts so good. Partner decided ...
What are your leads?
Nothing. He was a regular. Good club managers do not risk losing regulars. My friend was playing in a club in Kansas City some years ago with his office manager (Roy Fox, who you may remember). Roy was warming up for some major event or the other, and my friend ...
Jim Munday Wins Another BBO Individual Practice Session!
In other news: Water is wet. Congratulations, Jim.
Craig Biddle's bidding problem: 9872 32 J2 AKJ92
OK, you have confirmed my suspicions. Should I have bid more with the other hand? K AKQ104 A7 108652? OTOH, we got 70% of the matchpoints for our +200. Hearts were 3-3 and 2-1.
Any ideas about what yu should do after a forcing no-trump respnse to 1!S
Right on. In addition to Henry's dream hand, game is nearly cold opposite less: Axxxx KQx x Axxx. Plus, you have a higher scoring partial available opposite Axxxx Q10 xx AQxx.
What are your leads?
I don't know if justice is always fair to the casual observer. I have a friend who was suspended for a month for breaking an opponents hand. That sounds pretty lenient until you hear the rest of the story. The guy sucker punched him in the jaw, and that ...

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