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David Sherman
David Sherman
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Member Since
Sept. 10, 2015
Last Seen
May 24
Member Type
Bridge Player
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Why are men more successful at bridge than women?
Women poker players have to put up with an atrocious level of sexist treatment from male players at the table. But the egalitarian nature of the game itself affords them compensating advantages that should reflect in superior win rates. Most men carry their predispositions about gender differences into the poker ...
Wroclaw - the Directors
I thought the directors were first class. We had a few rulings at our table and on each occasion the director understood the issue immediately, took the right action (including ruling against us twice) and handled the matter swiftly, professionally, knowledgeably and authoritatively but with perfect courtesy. I was super ...
The Element of Poker in Bridge
Strongly agree. This is a concept that I try to impress on Tracy all the time when we are discussing bidding hands. I've tried to persuade her to adopt a more disciplined approach to bidding. To some extent that has been an exercise in raising the thresholds for interventions ...
The Element of Poker in Bridge
in poker flop games like Holdem, there are many many situations that reduce to even-money chances whereby both contestants have about a 50% chance of winning the pot after all the money has gone in. Any experienced tournament player will have had many runs of good form when he/she ...
EBU Spring Congress, Stratford-Upon-Avon
I accept that the treatment advocated by David and Tom is superior, whereby an immediate 5H is stronger than going via 4NT, because it caters better for the situation when the opponent intervenes again with 5S. Obviously one would need a specific arrangement for this. I'm not sure that ...
EBU Spring Congress, Stratford-Upon-Avon
As per your suggestion Ian, here's a bidding problem from the A Final You are playing 2/1 and have agreed a generally very sound/conservative style of bidding. Both sides are non-vulnerable. Your opponents are the eventual winners of the event, David Gold and Kevin Castner. Gold is ...
EBL Convicts Fisher-Schwartz
Does this mean that Boye doesn't have to pay them that $1m now? He must be extremely relieved.
Matchpoint Play Problem (Slam)
Peter - how will you continue if LHO shows out on the second round of trumps?
David Sherman's bidding problem: QT763 J8532 AK 4
I'm not sure why you keep referring to UI Michael, there was no question do any BIT on this hand and no issue of UI It's a straightforward bidding question - would you bid on? It appears that you wouldn't and nor would the vast majority of players ...
David Sherman's bidding problem: QT763 J8532 AK 4
An overcall of 1h over 1c promises neither 6+ nor 15+ HCP, nor does it deny either of those attributes. Our general over calling style is conservative by modern standards

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