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David Goldfarb
David Goldfarb
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 25, 2012
Last Seen
10 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
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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
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Not enough aces
4 is an overbid. If you're going to overbid, you might as well make a more descriptive overbid with 4. Having previously overbid, North's bidding on again (6 over 5) is silly.
Odds on Doubling
Kit: You say that in these situations fourth hand has to guess what to do. My experience — which I readily admit is at a far lower level than yours — is that fourth hand nearly always finds a bid, and then it is the opening side that winds up having to ...
Odds on Doubling
The one thing that I demand from my weak NT runouts is that they distinguish strong from weak responder's hands immediately, so I'm with you on this. My own favored system lets you do this with a business redouble, and bid all 1- and 2-suited hands; it gives ...
On computer versus hand shuffling
I played hand shuffled cards in the Houston Regional A/X Swiss last Sunday. In the first round I picked up a hand with 5=0=8=0 pattern, and then 5 boards later a hand with 29 HCP. Later on that day I held 1=7=5=0. Of ...
Not a Trap
While we're at this, on page 3 "signals" not "singnals".
The never ending story
"Bog standard" would have one more heart and one less of a pointed suit. I'll agree that I would have chosen a takeout double on West's hand, to be sure.
Ethics, gamesmanship and the law
I wouldn't do it myself, but I don't really see a problem with it.
Crowd-Sourcing the ACBL's February 2020 It's Your Call contest
I don't know about the Bulletin problems, but the BW MSC problems have been readily available on their site since January 10. I'd agree that asking Jeff Rubens before doing this would be at least courteous. I find that correspondence to is usually answered promptly.
handling interference over our 1NT opening
The article is by Philip Martin, who posts here on BW. It's online on his website: [url=]Countering Notrump Interference[/url] I also use these methods, btw. And they specify that 2NT by either side is scrambling: South clearly should ...
The more moral game
From Julian Laderman's [i]Bumblepuppy Days[/i]: [quote]The first known document describing (bridge whist) was published in 1886. ... it established that by 1886 the earliest form of bridge was being played.[/quote]

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