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David Goldfarb
David Goldfarb
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 25, 2012
Last Seen
50 minutes 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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2 over 1
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Best line for this slam
What happens if East ducks the diamond?
History of Bridge
The book "Bumblepuppy Days" by Julian Laderman is an interesting, well-researched, and readable account of the history of whist and of early forms of bridge. (I expect not many bridge players know that Mitchell and Howell, whose movements are still used in tournaments, never played bridge – they devised the movements ...
Yet another "Is pass forcing"?
Spoiler alert: your "most likely scenario" was in fact the case.
Yet another "Is pass forcing"?
The red bar above the bidding box indicates that it's both vulnerable. That could be more obvious, and I should probably have explicitly said.
Yet another "Is pass forcing"?
I don't know how to put an alert in the hand viewer. The call [i]was[/i] alerted as the other two suits – I noted that in an earlier draft, did that fall out of here? Yes, I see it did. Sorry. I'll edit.
Yet another "Is pass forcing"?
I'm starting to worry that Michael Rosenberg will chide me again. :-)
ATB - Hopeless grand
I agree with several people above who say that West showed her hand, and then answered asks, and so cannot possibly receive any blame. In the methods my favorite partner and I use, I think it should go like this: 1-2 (4-card forcing major raise) 3 (extra ...
David Goldfarb's bidding problem: A83 K3 85 AT9852
Partner held KJ97 6 AKQ643 64, and diamonds split, so this is one of the relatively rare hands where one stopper is enough because you really do have 9 runners.
Assign blame for NS scoring only -80
Defending at the 1-level while holding AKQTxx seems like a poor decision at any colors or form of scoring.
A nonmaterial Non-Material Throw-In
Well, I didn't get the deal exactly correct, but I did see what the danger was, and play the right suit for the right reason. Even if you did get misdefense, you had to take advantage of it correctly, and it's a very pretty ending.

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