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Danny Sprung
Danny Sprung
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 23, 2010
Last Seen
4 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Chairman of Competitions and Conventions.  

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning Mixed with Jo, winning my first club game with my grandmother
Regular Bridge Partners
JoAnn Sprung
Favorite Tournaments
Any National. Gold Coast Congress
Favorite Conventions
Transfers over 1 Club, Multi 2 Diamonds
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Three Deals from the USBC Semifinals
Nice redouble. You were getting about 10-1 odds...
Senior USBF Seeding
That depends on whether you want an egalitarian event, as you suggest, or to increase the likelihood of selecting the best team, in which case using prior results makes it less likely the 2 or 3 best teams play each other early on.
Finding the grand
Surprising that you accept the transfer with 16-19 and 4 Card support. It is infrequent, and a hand type that doesn’t need all the extra space you allocate to it.
Simple Auction; Simple Question
It would be dangerous to bid 2 with invitational value and heart support, especially at this Vulnerability, since we would be then guessing at the 5 level without having shown support.
Watch Their Spots
Playing double of 2M as takeout makes it more likely we get nailed, since the stronger hand is more likely to have well placed trump strength.
How would you handle this as the director?
It sure looks like East thought their 3 bid was forcing. West just decided passing was the perecentage action. It may well be, but it is a partnership violation that could end many pairs.
How would you handle this as the director?
Can we see East’s hand? That might help us determine what their agreement was.
Think globally, act locally?
@Randy. Should we also penalize players who lead 5th best deceptively vs NT? Or falsecard on defense? Or as declarer? The game of bridge allows for psychs just as allows for other deviations. The game has laws for exactly that reason. Those laws delineate what is and what is not ...
Think globally, act locally?
Randy, I am the recorder for unit 373. I have brought at least 3 cases to our unit disciplinary body, where probation and or suspensions were levied against the offending player. I have also received submissions where I felt education was all that was required. Those players have notbeen repeat ...
Drop ins to the Blue Ribbons
The bottom 16 were selected. Not sure about 33-48.

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