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Craig Hemphill
Craig Hemphill
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 5, 2011
Last Seen
March 19
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Planitnum 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, John Landry, Mark Franzoni
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 23 from the 03/18/2017 Common Game
Agreed. Hydrocodone and a broken ankle did not prevent my trying to provide interesting analysis, but apparently did give me tunnel vision. One point to make after interference -- low level interference will provide ample opportunity for NS to get back on the slam bus if North can cue bid -- that ...
Board 2 from the 02/11/2017 Common Game
Lucky. Second seat vulnerable "preempts" are more appropriately reserved for disciplined, constructive bidding. This hand has the following defects: subminimal values, horrible suit, and four cards in the other major. That north Did not make a game try is odd. Substitute the diamond ace for the jack and the hand ...
Board 5 from the 10/08/2016 Common Game
I don't see that it matters much, 4S should still be the final contract. In general, I'd pass with a 2H overcall -- which is not my choice at all. With a mediocre five card suit, doubling looks better. But after 1S - 2H - X 3H, North would bid 4S ...
Board 17 from the 10/01/2016 Common Game
Jay Whipple, III, District 9 Representative to ACBL, conceived, programmed, implemented, supervises, and is responsible for any funding. The Common Game is a great credit to his dedication to bridge, his vision, and his ability to get the job done.
Board 17 from the 10/01/2016 Common Game
Set up long diamond, unblock the HK, then cash diamonds, spades, locating the queen, ending in hand. West is squeezed.
Board 10 from the 01/17/2015 Common Game
A spade. Hardly likely to cost with such length. No trick lost if east has so little as the ten or the suit splits or there is a doubleton honor, as here.
Board 16 from the 01/17/2015 Common Game
After a 3C preempt, South cue bids to show a game forcing heart raise. -- which virtually assures a diamond control, so north can count on that fact to bid RKCB or show a spade control, guaranteeing extras, and the slam is reached either way without much fuss, as far as ...
Board 28 from the 02/08/2014 Common Game
It is "standard" for the notrump bidder's double to be for penalty when sitting "over" the bidder, as your partner expected. A double "under the overcall is for takeout, traditionally. The dual method works pretty well. Compare the double on board 3.
Board 6 from the 11/09/2013 Common Game
Agreed. The intended bid was 2 spades by North, a limit raise or better, not 2D. The updated, corrected, and more extensive commentary did not make the Bridge Winners web site, for which I apologize -- more demands for my time from outside factors were present than normal. The completed analysis ...
David Loeb's lead problem: Q73 KT87 AJ8 AJ3
It's a matter of avoiding the worst of evils. Leading from AJx is revolting, as is a trump from Qxx. The real problem may come later

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