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David Goldfarb
David Goldfarb
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 25, 2012
Last Seen
17 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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Third hand high or low?
Holding honor doubleton, it seems normal to play the honor first.
Auction Whacking
I've talked about this one before. In an A/X Swiss Teams at the Dallas NABC; my partner and I were North-South, playing 2/1 game forcing: [code] North East South West 1S P 2D 4C P 4D Dbl all pass[/code] 2000 points later, West asked East why ...
Putting it to You
I've heard this attributed to Hamman.
Am I allowed to bid ?
Aren't South and West screenmates? Presumably South would have not alerted his 2 call, and if West asked then South would have explained it as a WJO in diamonds. Surely South's own lack of alert is AI to himself!
Robot Makes a Striped-Tail Ape Double
It's cute, but I don't think for a second that the bot was deliberately stripe-tailed aping it. Rather, I think it played your jump to 4 to have more high cards and less distribution, and was doubling for penalties.
There are many ways to get fixed: Part one of one to infinity
Aren't there plenty of quite likely distributions where 4 makes easily and 3NT goes down like a dog?
Do You Count Your Cards?
I once tabled a 14-card dummy, with my partner declaring 3. Nobody noticed. Partner claimed making 5, thus concealing his 12-card holding, and we scored up +200 and sent the board to the other table. It came back, and only then did we figure it out. So we re-dealt ...
Is there a name for this play?
The basic position in diamonds at the end – where the defense has two tricks but can't take them because of blockage: one defender has a singleton honor, and is endplayed if they win it; but the other can't crocodile because that sets up a winner for declarer – is ...
A score I've never seen before and probably never will again.
I did in fact call the director as soon as the diamonds hit the table. He was standing right there as I played the top diamond and my LHO took his ace.
Best line for this slam
What happens if East ducks the diamond?

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