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David Parsons
David Parsons
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Basic Information

Member Since
Nov. 6, 2015
Last Seen
27 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Recently, 52/388 in Wernher Open Pairs for my first Platinum points.
Regular Bridge Partners
Paul Frean, David Libchaber
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Honors in NYC
Favorite Conventions
Not a convention, but I love New Losing Trick Count (NLTC) for hand evaluation.
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
Parsons Libchaber
Two over One (Larry Cohen's Style)
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Which card do you discard?
That's the way the hand tool places the cards, I think. Perhaps the hand to play should always be South and the positions rotated accordingly? I chose the directions for North to be the dealer, but perhaps there's a better way. I'll experiment and see if I ...
Which card do you discard?
But Richard, if the diamond discard is dangerous, then why not signal a high club (which one...the T or 4?) to let partner know that you have the CQ and if he has the CK, he needs to lead a club before declarer can throw it off on the ...
Which card do you discard?
Thanks for pointing out the use of the hand tool! I'm new to these type of posts and the help is appreciated.
David Parsons's bidding problem: J7 AJ Q642 98654
You're right -- and I knew that. Was stupid of me to say Bridge Winners Standard.
David Parsons's bidding problem: J7 AJ Q642 98654
If the clubs and diamonds were reversed, and the auction was 1 1 ?, would you also raise? For those who pass, is it because you'd require five to raise two of a minor suit? I've searched the Bridge Winners Standard document, and it doesn't seem ...
David Parsons's bidding problem: QT84 J4 5 AKJT98
I believe that 3 is non-forcing in BWS. Also, with the hand you suggest AKQx Jx x AKJT98, I would hope you'd bid 2 instead of 1.
David Parsons's bidding problem: 9 Q654 AK8 AQJ94
Thanks, Paul, as usual. Your explanation makes sense. I was confused by the convention card indicating (by color) that Weak Jump Shifts in Competition need not be alerted but that Weak Jump Shifts Not in Competition did need to be alerted. At one point I had both boxes (in and ...
David Parsons's bidding problem: 9 Q654 AK8 AQJ94
Paul -- If you have a weak jump shift both with and without competition, I believe you do not have to alert either. If you only have a weak jump shift with no competition but a "fit-showing" jump in competition, I believe you have to alert the fit jump. In short ...
David Parsons's bidding problem: 9 Q654 AK8 AQJ94
I had no idea that BWS had 1C-2S as showing 5 spades and four hearts. And, I have never encountered this treatment by any pair I've played against in at least my last 200 bridge sessions. Weak jump shifts are the norm here in New York City, without competition ...
David Parsons's bidding problem: 9 Q654 AK8 AQJ94
I ran my double dummy simulator versus hands where partner has six spades, less than three clubs, less than four hearts, and 8-10 HCPs (in other words, a non-forcing constructive 2 bid). The result was that, at MPs, 2NT is a 70-30 favorite over 2S. But, 2S is favored ...

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