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Craig Hemphill
Craig Hemphill
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 5, 2011
Last Seen
March 18
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Platinum Life Master, Bridge Teacher/Mentor.

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
ACBL Ranking
Platinum Life Master
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Board 1 from the 03/03/2018 Common Game
On Mondays, Lynn Berg provides analysis specifically for newer and less experienced players. My target audience is wide-ranged, from eager intermediate through advancing, to advanced, and aspiring expert, with an occasional attempted nod to higher or lower levels when the situation seems to suggest doing so. Being an LM neither ...
Board 8 from the 02/17/2018 Common Game
3S does not promise the world, just a solid suit and at least one outside control or outside ace, depending on partnership agreement (if not playing Standard American). therefore, a hand such as the actual one would be destroyed by a spade lead in a 7H contract unless the club ...
Board 3 from the 12/30/2017 Common Game
No. As far as I can tell, this is an extension of the parallel responses to 4NT RKCB that I have never found a reference to. I have shared this but never published it. Perhaps I should claim a patent... OK, herewith I do so. Perhaps someone can find this ...
Board 5 from the 12/16/2017 Common Game
You are assuming that there is just one way to bid, set in stone. My suggestion is that after a 2H response to Stayman, responder can invite game two different ways: by bidding 2S or by bidding 2NT. My point is that the 1NT opener should be the declarer as ...
Board 1 from the 12/09/2017 Common Game
Your suggestion reads "N...could now bid 3S..." but I suppose you mean that South could bid 3S. It is not clear at what point S could or should do so. Playing Wolff Signoff, South has no such option. If playing 3D after 2NT as natural, it is possible that ...
Board 4 from the 12/09/2017 Common Game
You should always provide the bidding! The information and available evidence may lead you to the solution of any biridge hand. If west opened the bidding, then, yes, you should have dropped the king. See my comments based on the bidding in the diagram. In the absence of adverse bidding ...
Board 24 from the 12/02/2017 Common Game
No. Too much defense, not any offense worth noting.
Board 2 from the 12/02/2017 Common Game
Preempts often enough do their dirty work, and the combination of this weak-beyond-reason preempt and the raise will put severe pressure on North. (Of course 3S over 3C is automatic). North should find slam an enticing prospect after South's overcall, and the Kxx of clubs seems useless as well ...
Board 4 from the 12/02/2017 Common Game
An immense amount of ink has been allocated in the literature toward a solution to your inquiry. Finding a solution for every partnership is impossible. Avoid the problem by having partnership agreements such as yours, avoiding the sequence when a 1NT rebid is a rational choice, raising partner's major ...
Board 4 from the 11/18/2017 Common Game
I did address the issue of opening the West hand, including some rationale, when, in the first paragraph, I called it a "balanced mini," that the hand was upgraded by the concentration of values, and that the value of the hand was pretty much exhausted by making the opening bid ...

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