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David Parsons
David Parsons
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Basic Information

Member Since
Nov. 6, 2015
Last Seen
39 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Actuary, Ranked Chess and Othello Master, now retired and studying Bridge.

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Recently, 1/57 at the Eastern States Regional Open Pairs in NYC, 42/364 in Silodor Open Pairs at the Spring NABC in Philly.
Regular Bridge Partners
Paul Frean, David Libchaber, Irving Gewirtzman, David Carter
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Honors in NYC
Favorite Conventions
Not a convention, but I love New Losing Trick Count (NLTC) for hand evaluation.
BBO Username
parsonsdav
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
Parsons Libchaber
Two over One (Larry Cohen's Style)
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David Parsons's bidding problem: K5 AK5 T962 J862
2 is NOT one-round forcing by a passed hand, according to BWS.
David Parsons's bidding problem: AT63 3 Q653 7654
Mike Lawrence in his book on "Balancing" gives the following hand as a takeout double by a non-passed hand in balancing seat, even vulnerable: T654 KJT7 K985 3 The hand in the OP has the added benefit of the doubler having passed initially, so partner can ...
David Parsons's bidding problem: 3 A87 AQT98 JT75
3 was the winner, but I didn't bid it. Partner had five diamonds. Who'd have guessed!?
David Parsons's bidding problem: T K7652 632 K854
Double was the winner -- Opponents were pressure-bidding in third seat, and partner had three of the top four honors in spades.
David Parsons's lead problem: J63 A3 J7543 T72
The HA was the winner -- any other lead and the opponents pick up 13 tricks.
What do you return on third play?
I'll buy that...thanks!
What do you return on third play?
Yes, that was the case, Frances. We did get a top board on this one, but still had a discussion about leads and signals. In part my lead of the 4 was influenced by this Bridge Winners poll: https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/lead-problem-2-dpadnhigbg/ where, with four trumps held by ...
What do you return on third play?
Amazing, Sherlock (Kit)! Partner's hand was: Qxx xx JTx 987xx (Yes, opponent's should have been in 4). He (me) judged (probably wrongly) that with four diamonds between opponents he didn't want partner to think he had a doubleton JT and continue a third round of diamonds ...
David Libchaber's bidding problem: Q97542 KQ93 AK4 ---
Logic = Logic, in spite of Mel's comment. One always needs some guidance as to when to make a penalty double, and generally people make far too few penalty doubles. Mel probably states not to use his rule for making penalty doubles because people don't consider the balance of ...
David Libchaber's bidding problem: Q97542 KQ93 AK4 ---
I am the responder in the actual hand. For those following, responder had: T83 T42 Q72 KQ87 Using constructive raises, it is 100% correct to bid 1NT with this hand. A constructive raise is one that should be raised to game if opener is two kings better than a minimum ...
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