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David Goldfarb
David Goldfarb
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 25, 2012
Last Seen
23 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Second place in an A/X Swiss, in a field with multiple Grand Life Masters including Eddie Wold and Shawn Quinn.
Regular Bridge Partners
Harry Elliott, Jon Goldberg, Jim Andre
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
An Unassuming Club
An Unassuming Club
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Jim Andre and David Goldfarb 2/1 card
2 over 1
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Sheila + David
2 over 1
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Copy of Bridge Winners Standard
2 over 1
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Find The Human
I voted for West being a bot, on the basis that a bot, analyzing double dummy simulations, would assume that East would automatically find its side entry and so not need to overtake.
Why Bots Score Well at Clubs (still indefinite answer)
The bots do not see all four hands. They have their ideas of what bids should mean, and they run simulations based on that. They evaluate the simulations using a fast double-dummy solver, which often leads to some oddities compared to how humans do things. But they don't actually ...
What Went Wrong Here for North-South
You're a little late to the party on that one. :-)
What Went Wrong Here for North-South
It's "thou" not "thee": "thou" is the subjective case and "thee" is the objective. Also "sayeth" is a [i]third[/i] person form, and not correct with a second person pronoun. It should be "sayest". Lastly, "thou" is [i]singular[/i] – when you write "what sayest thou" you imagine ...
What do you play now?
We were indeed playing 12-14 NT. It's also our style both: to treat 5-4-2-2 as unbalanced when at all reasonable; and to open 1D and rebid 2C pretty freely on 4=5 in the minors.
What do you play now?
The other hands were: [code] 974 AQJT5 J875 K K2 K6 AT32 AT963 [/code] So playing a club was the winning defense. I'm glad to see that my spade got at least a reasonable share of the votes.
Ronald Kalf's bidding problem: AQT963 KJ87 KJ9 ---
Call me pessimistic, but if opener has a minimum hand with club wastage then we lack 5-level safety. E.g.: KJxxx xxx x AKJx. So I'm going to just splinter rather than barge straight into Exclusion. If partner control bids a red suit, I'll follow up with a ...
New Performance Metric for the ACBL
Heavy focus on scholastic tournaments during the last quarter century.
Am I rationalizing?
I have a couple of partners with whom I play 1NT 12-14, where we have the agreement that X on this auction is a balanced 15+ (that doesn't necessarily promise a stopper in the enemy suit) while 2NT is 16-19 HCP and a decent 6-card diamond suit, and 3D ...
Am I rationalizing?
Given that there was no jump bid in the auction, how is even 10 seconds not a break in tempo?

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