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Craig Biddle
Craig Biddle
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Member Since
Aug. 3, 2010
Last Seen
34 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.

Country
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
1stPanda
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
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ATB - Wrong contract
If N is going to bid over 2, a responsive double (you pick the major, partner) just has to be the best call. Yep, he's short on high cards for that, but he's short on high cards for 2 also, and that only has one way ...
ATB - Poor slam
And after the invitational 4NT, how could it be wrong to bid 6? Any good W should realize what partner has, and pass this.
Craig Biddle's bidding problem: J AJT87 Q6 KT643
I can't see passing facing a bid that has been described as 16-29 HCP and any distribution. Bidding on is, in fact, the winning decision. A good declarer will make all the tricks in clubs, and most declarers in the club only made 9 tricks in notrump. A couple ...
What's your plan
I play Q-K-duck. If they continue diamonds I win and then play A-K-J and take the heart finesse. If that wins I have 9 tricks. If not, and they play a diamond back, I win and play the 2 to the 7 to play a spade up. This makes if ...
Kida- A Double Dummy App
Yep, I recommend this to all the I/N players I know.
Craig Biddle's bidding problem: 5 A7 AKJ763 AK62
They bid 4D against me - and it went pass-slow pass-pass. Lord knows what an intermediate would bid with that hand over a double. But at least you have a chance to get to slam.
What takes precedence; having both majors or expressing the NT strength and stop?
I can double with this hand because it's a lebensohl situation for me. If partner has clubs, he can bid 3 immediately with values and I will bid 3NT. And if he doesn't have values, he will puppet to 3 with 2NT and I will hope ...
Is Pass Forcing?
I agree. Partner showed more offense than defense by bidding 4. Now I am showing no extra defense. And my offense in spades is implicitly limited by by first double. So partner has a very good picture of my values with regards to hearts and spades. As Kit said ...
Is Pass Forcing?
You didn't read Kit's comment very carefully, Richard.
Craig Biddle's bidding problem: 5 A7 AKJ763 AK62
Or even higher. Partner has A10x Kxx 10x QJxxx.
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