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David Parsons
David Parsons
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Basic Information

Member Since
Nov. 6, 2015
Last Seen
Dec. 13
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, 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.
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
Parsons Libchaber
Two over One (Larry Cohen's Style)
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David Parsons's bidding problem: Q83 AKJ97 A53 86
Sorry -- Double is a single-suited minor or both majors.
What do you signal?
I know — I was agreeing with Peter on leading the K (implying KQ) instead of the A being a “great point.” I was only replying to the later discussion about what to lead if one leads K from KQ.
What do you signal?
The OP says that partnership agreement is to lead the A from AK.
What do you signal?
Great point!
What do you signal?
Partner was indeed 4=5=0=4. He had: KJ92 KJ972 - AKQ2 My thinking was similar to yours as to the confusion on why West would bid 3 with the Ax. In the OP, I discarded the 9, because I didn't want a switch to a diamond ...
David Parsons's bidding problem: T JT932 QT A9843
I see, Paul. That's not at all true at my club...hardly anyone makes Stolen Bid doubles and most play Lebensohl.
David Parsons's bidding problem: T JT932 QT A9843
If partner bids 3, it's not close, Paul. DD Simulation -- with the bidding in the original post, 4 is a 57% likely game here without knowing anything about partner's shape. Partner only needs 3 hearts and a concentration of HCPs outside of spades.
David Parsons's bidding problem: KJT Q8742 74 A52
AQ953 5 T932 KQJ Wouldn't you penalty double with that? 3 makes, by the way.
David Parsons's bidding problem: KJT Q8742 74 A52
Declarer had six diamonds to the AKQJxx and four hearts to the AKJT, and made 3 because he won three heart tricks. Dummy had six clubs headed by the 9 and no HCPs.
David Libchaber's bidding problem: KJ932 A5 AQT KT2
Calling it a maximal X isn't right -- DSI double is better. For example, what if instead of 's the oppts bid 's. A double there would show HCPs and be DSI, but wouldn't be defined as "maximal" because it's not a double of the suit ...
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