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Craig Hemphill
Craig Hemphill
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 5, 2011
Last Seen
Feb. 24
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 2 from the 02/15/2020 Common Game
Correct. Too quick a comment.
Board 15 from the 01/11/2020 Common Game
Ah! My favorite opening bid, Flannery, solves getting to spades from the North side, no less. After passing, South will upgrade his hand to a game forcing collection, and with the tool of 4D, South African transfers, can force North to bid 4S. Making six when the DA is onside ...
Board 4 from the 09/14/2019 Common Game
Assuming you start with a diamond, a diamond ruff, and the CK as I suggested, if the CA is not played, stop leading clubs. Instead, play HA and HK, followed by a spade, intending to finesse low. When North must split J or T, win and exit the club, forcing ...
Board 2 from the 08/10/2019 Common Game
while it is POSSIBLE to play 1C P 1S 2S as Michaels, it is considered by many/most experts to be better reserved to show a real spade suit! If it goes 1C P to you, you are likely to bid 1S with Qxxx Axx xxx xxx, are you not ...
Board 5 from the 07/27/2019 Common Game
My final answer is 2C.
Board 13 from the 07/06/2019 Common Game
After 1S 2D; 2NT, 5H might not get the message across that spades are trumps, so 3S. Now, if East had bid anything other than 4H, 5H would be Exclusion. However, the 4H bid made 5H a non-jump control bid. Exclusion would apply if West had bid 1S - 5H, but ...
Simple question - What honor is "standard"?
I have always been influenced in this matter by Eddie Kantar, who said to play the card that I would have led. That leads to two different cards depending on our lead conventions. If I am playing with a zero or two player, I put in the ten. If my ...
Board 4 from the 03/02/2019 Common Game
I agree that many club players would not overcall a four-card heart suit -- that is exactly why I showcase a method that I think is superior. The only sensible alternative is to pass, which hardly gets much accomplished.
Board 16 from the 11/17/2018 Common Game
You are welcome. However when I re-read my comments, the placement of the "Serious 3NT" comment might be confusing. Serious 3NT would be an option after the 3S bid, but the problem of getting the heart control involved remains. Once again, although the "aces first" control-bidders works better this time ...
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 ...

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