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Craig Hemphill
Craig Hemphill
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 5, 2011
Last Seen
14 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Platinum Life Master, Bridge Teacher/Mentor.

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
AKQJxxx xx xx x Opened 4D NAMYATS vul vs. nv. against Kerri Shuman and Barry Crane - P P P. Down 9 for a top -- 6D cold for them.
Bridge Accomplishments
Editor Florida Bridge News seven years, twice president Unit 128. 128 and D9 boards many years. Unit 128 counsel and recorder. D9 counsel
Regular Bridge Partners
John Brady, Alan Stout, Alex Weiss
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Jacksonville School of Bridge
Favorite Tournaments
NABCs, Jacksonville Fl regional, sectionals in FL
Favorite Conventions
Flannery, strong jump shifts, XYZ, splinters, 1430 RKCB with queen, side king, and third round asks, 2/1, weak notrump
BBO Username
Chthonic
ACBL Ranking
Platinum Life Master
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Board 16 from the 11/17/2018 Common Game
Standard American, 2/1, Precision, etc., are constructive bidding systems that aren't really relevant to dealing with competing when the opponents open the bidding. North should double, after which EW will presumably remain silent for the rest of the auction. Standard methods (as opposed to Standard American) begin with ...
Board 24 from the 11/17/2018 Common Game
No, actually with east marked with at least nine cards in the majors, going up with the ace is simply the right play. Even if there were a guess, declarer would not go wrong, north having opened and must have the ace. Playing low is not logical --
Board 9 from the 09/01/2018 Common Game
Bid! 2H HELLO or DONT works just fine. BID!
Board 4 from the 09/08/2018 Common Game
"Rule of 20" is of no interest to me. Many hands that meet that rule's prescription do not deserve opening. Some that rise only to 19 are full-blown opening bids. The Rule of 20 was specifically designed to encourage players who kept passing borderline hands into bidding -- Marty Bergen ...
Board 12 from the 09/01/2018 Common Game
Heart to the king, ruff a low heart return, sift to trumps to prevent a club ruff.
Board 8 from the 09/01/2018 Common Game
Meant to say undoubted, of course. Hardly likely to incur a doubly.
Board 2 from the 08/18/2018 Common Game
Second seat is a special location when contemplating a "preemptive" opening. With one of the opponents out of the picture (having passed), the likelihood of the hand's belonging to our side is much enhanced, so the decision to open the bidding should lean toward the descriptive, rather than the ...
Board 2 from the 08/04/2018 Common Game
Smolen has nothing to do with this hand. Smolen is used with game forcing hands. With a hand as weak as responder's, the goal is to play the best part score at the two level. The issue is completely whether to transfer to hearts and pass or to use ...
Board 12 from the 07/28/2018 Common Game
Opps. Should have been West dealying, not East, who I had opening 1NT. Sorry bout that.
Board 1 from the 06/09/2018 Common Game
7+3=10. 2S does not promise six in my methods, so the 3S raise promises 10.
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