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Daniel Jackson
Daniel Jackson
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Member Since
July 19, 2011
Last Seen
Sept. 20
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Houston-area resident. Used to live down the street from James Kirk.

At one time was ranked #23 in the entire ACBL in "Pending Points".

I'm related to Louis Coulon DeVilliers, who was the only soldier to force George Washington to surrender. So there's a long tradition of winning in my family!

 

 

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
meeting the woman whom I would later marry
Bridge Accomplishments
National wins: 2014 GNT B, 2013 NAP B, 2009 Red Ribbon, 1990 NLM Swiss National 2nd: 2015 10K Swiss
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Bridge Club of Houston
BBO Username
cake_eater
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
Jackson/McCarty
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Daniel Jackson/Mike Doyle
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The Fallacy of Restricted Choice
Suppose you have a suit with something like AJT98 across 7654 with exactly one entry to the 7654 hand. Now what? Or the alternative AJT97 across 8654.
Play this slam from BBO
Good point. Bots hate leading from kings.
Best percentage play
http://www.bridge.dk/2131/Klub1/SuitCombinations.pdf #100 says at matchpoints to finesse the queen and at imps to play the ace first then lead towards the queen. The best line at matchpoints may differ since they preempted.
Play this slam from BBO
The bot's comment on the 4 call was "Support but no extra values", so I guess it was the 1NT. Out of 15 pairs, 6 pairs got to the slam and 5 made it. 5 out of the 6 South players opened 1NT and the other opened 1 ...
The New Three-card Limit Raise in 2/1
Why not use 3 as a 3-card limit raise, and 3 as a four card raise with 1M-3-3 as an ask? Now you can play 1NT NF.
ATB missed slam
If trumps are 2-2 (40%) the hand is cold and you might make 7 if clubs split. Even if clubs are 5-0 you make 6 by just giving up a spade. If trumps are 4-0 (10%) you are down. If trumps are 3-1 I believe you need clubs 3-2, but ...
1NT - should it be 100% forcing in response to 1H or 1S
I think the KI is legal under the new yellow chart, but not the green chart. Good news if your local club will play under the yellow chart. http://cdn.acbl.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/CONVENTION-CHARTS-2.pdf
Richard Traxler's bidding problem: Q98742 AT K8 KT7
What Nick said, plus your suit quality isn't great. I would open 1. I might open 2 in fourth seat with the same cards and distribution, changed slightly to KQT984 A7 87 KT7
Take all your chances
Link to Sriram's tool: http://bridge-hand-player.appspot.com/
Daniel Jackson's bidding problem: KQ954 Q74 QT3 K4
The companion hand was ATxx KTx Kxx AJx. As it happens, 4 went down on defensive ruffs and 3NT will probably make.
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