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David Goldfarb
David Goldfarb
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 25, 2012
Last Seen
6 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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Multiple Promotions
Typo on page 11: "mede".
Stefan Olausson's bidding problem: AJT QT2 A82 Q764
Opposite your sample hand, 3 is a favorite to make, and if it does go down, the opponents can make quite a lot in clubs. Why not make it harder for them to decide on bidding a club contract, by raising hearts?
BBO Survivor: Complicated 6NT
One thing I didn't realize when I was writing the article: this was [i]my[/i] hand 11. It wasn't played as a duplicate.
BBO Survivor: Complicated 6NT
I don't think that makes any real difference to the play of [i]this[/i] hand, but it's an excellent point.
Bridge vs Magic
I'm going to guess...that the players use their pre-constructed decks of cards to play a game of Magic: the Gathering against each other. It's possible to play Magic with more than two players at a time, but it's really designed to be a 1 vs. 1 ...
How ridiculous is this takeout double?
If I had one less card in any non-spade suit, and one more spade, I would double if the spade T were the Q. Since I lack the spade length that I really should have, I want the SK, to make up for it.
When is a Pass a Pass?
Ron has edited the OP. It used to say "...explained as '...."
When is a Pass a Pass?
If partner is stuck with his mistake, the auction is now over, so any UI I might have is academic.
Takeout Double with 8 HCP?
I like that rule, except that I find it to be one point too conservative. For me Axxx x Kxxx QJxx is a takeout double of 1H. (Mel wants another jack.)
Ruling, please!
The opponents are entitled to know [i]what the agreement is[/i] about what the bid means. They are not entitled to know what is in declarer's hand, or that it doesn't match the agreement. Imagine playing behind screens, so that declarer's partner's explanation is written ...

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