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David Goldfarb
David Goldfarb
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 25, 2012
Last Seen
9 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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Harry Elliott and David Goldfarb 2/1 card
2 over 1
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Bidding without Lebensohl
Your daughter is 16? Ugh. I remember her when she was five.
Remembering My Dad
You were born in the convention center where many tournaments were held? No wonder you went on to become a pro player.
UDCA and Smith
At any rate, my main point is that we needed at least one more poll option.
UDCA and Smith
I play UDCA and Smith Echo. I play Smith Echo the way Smith originally suggested: opening leader plays high-low to say that she doesn't want her suit returned (that's upside-down, right?) and third hand plays high-low to say that she has something good in the suit: an honor ...
Evaluate, obligate, partnership
The OP specifies that this was a BBO game, where you alert your own bids and have no knowledge of whether partner has made any alerts or not. So UI considerations do not arise.
Raise to 2NT
I voted for 18-19, but I'd do it with a good 17, and with a good 19 I'd just blast 3N. Incidentally, Kaplan Inversion is now legal in most ACBL competitions, and gets you a few of your 1NT contracts back after 1H-1S; 1N-P.
Raise to 2NT
The "K-S Updated" notes are available not just pretty cheap, but free online at the Bridge World web site:
Modified Vacant Spaces
I'm a little confused by this statement on page 6: [i]You can assume that East holds the ♣3, since if West has that card it won't matter what you do in clubs.[/i] ...haven't we just [i]seen[/i] the 3? We know that East held ...
The Best Bridge Players On Wall Street (as of 2011)
I followed the link, and found that in fact he is on it.
Definition of double, if it is not a support double?
I play a weak NT (12-14, although Joe Quinn thinks my partner and I should announce 11+-14), and one thing I've invented is to use X for 15+ balanced with or without a stop. That frees up 2NT to show a hand that wanted to rebid 3m (16-18 ...

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