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David Parsons
David Parsons
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Basic Information

Member Since
Nov. 6, 2015
Last Seen
7 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

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

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Recently, 4/75 at the District 3 NJ Regional, 1/57 at the Eastern States Regional Open Pairs in NYC, 42/364 in Silodor 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: J98 K97 AKJ9 A53
One opponent opens (usually requiring 12 HCPs) and the other responds 1NT (usually requiring 8 HCPs, in response to a 1 opening). Standard bidding books tell you this. As long as you're taking inference about opponent's clubs, you might as well assume they're bidding according to ...
David Parsons's bidding problem: J98 K97 AKJ9 A53
So, you would say that 2 can't be a club suit, Richard? In that case describe the shape of the 4HCP hand that East might have. Just wondering.
David Parsons's bidding problem: J98 K97 AKJ9 A53
True -- Okay, then North is 4=4=2=3, South is 3=3=5=2 (diamonds are 8xxxx) and East is 3=3=2=5. I've seen worse -- the other day, an auction went (1) X (1N) All Pass, and the 1NT bidder (a pro) held two four ...
David Parsons's bidding problem: J98 K97 AKJ9 A53
Here's a possibility: North is 4=4=3=2, South is 3=3=4=3, East is 3=3=2=5. Right?
Should this bid be alerted?
I think he was trying to be amusing, Art. And I must admit that I laughed!
Should this bid be alerted?
An excellent (albeit a bit funny) point, Greg!
Should this bid be alerted?
Per my earlier comment below: "Novice" was a misstatement, I should have said "Client" -- the person has more masterpoints than I do.
David Parsons's bidding problem: 8765 A54 KJ9875 ---
This is standard "New Losing Trick Count" counting of losing tricks, which is important only if partnership has an eight card trump fit. It, with stated downgrades, is bourne out by simulation (partner's quick trick in a void suit is a half trick downgrade, partner's two-card support of ...
Should this bid be alerted?
The problem here, Ray, is that RHO can never ask about the 3 bid without giving UI. I like Kit's solution of the dummy providing the explanation, prior to the lead, that he/she thought that 3 conveyed shortness (singleton or void). And, I would agree with ...
Should this bid be alerted?
Pro = person who is paid by client and is a Grand Life Master "Novice" was a misstatement, I should have said "Client" -- the person has more masterpoints than I do. The client bid 3 to show a singleton spade (but evidently there was no agreement). One of the problems ...
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