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Donald Lurie
Donald Lurie
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Member Since
Dec. 6, 2012
Last Seen
23 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Retired ex-School Psychologist, worked in a middle school in the South Bronx. living outside of NYC.

Am able to count to 11, 12 and 14: the number 13 too often eludes me.  Prefer some forms of Precision and wk nts: they're just more fun to play.  Not an expert, never claimed to be, never will be.  Became LM over 35 years ago but don't ask me how?  Frequently play online (BBO - Double !) but play live bridge relatively infrequently. Memory and attention/ concentration skills are clearly not what they once were.  

If I post an problem, even if it seems like such a no-brainer and elementary to you, something likely occurred at the table where a disagreement occurred or there was some difference in approach or style.  So please view it as wishing for, respecting, and appreciating your input.  What might seem obvious to some might not be so to others.    

Thank You 

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Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Trumping partner's ace to get her off an endplay against Oswald Jacoby. It was the right play: he was not pleased. (yeah. I go back that far)
BBO Username
Double !
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
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Donald Lurie's bidding problem: 3 K754 QJT65 J86
i apologize: i am unable to pull up the other results with new BBO format, but i recall there having been a number of plus scores in our direction. I thought 3N was a no-brainer so perhaps results would have been better in a stronger field. In trying to make ...
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: 3 K754 QJT65 J86
unlucky 3N has no play P has something like AKQx, xxx, Axx, KQx. Heart ace offside, diamond king offside, no entry to dummy -1 or 2 lose 5 imps c'est la vie just another bbo fun hand :)
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: T6 AKT95 --- AKQT86
fwiw: Qxx of s was offside 7 = -1 Question: why should 5N be pick a slam when your only potential losers on this hand and sequence rate to be in hearts, and will be the same regardless of final contract? Just curious :)
responding to 1NT overcall
There apparently exists a convention called "AIO" or "As If Opened" where the partner of a 1 minor opener bids as if the opener had opened 1NT after rho makes a natural 1NT overcall as in the sequence 1 - 1NT - ? (2C = Stayman, 2 Red = transfer, etc). I found this ...
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: KJ7 AKQ82 A6 AK8
Rightly or not, I felt this hand was too good for a 2NT rebid: 9 controls, quality 5-card suit )3 of top 5 cards in suit- AKQ]. It seemed that if 3N is a more recommended initial rebid, it can always be bid after partner's response to 2H! (and ...
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: Q652 Q832 AQT Q4
fwiw: I ran the hand thru the K&R hand evaluator. K&R yielded a valuation of 10.10
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: J8732 K9 QJT73 8
Tom. You'll get no argument from me r.e. xyz (or 2-Way Checkback). There are a few sequences that need agreement as the meanings might differ depending on whether playing xyz of 2way checkback.
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: 86 A3 8742 KJ754
make it 15-17 with very good 14s or bad 18s
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: J8732 K9 QJT73 8
Just as a follow-up: would it change your answer or recommendation if you knew that partner has been known to rebid 1N on 1435 and 1345 hands? (also on 1444 hands but not applicable here)
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: A4 AK8652 A74 A5
Tom: I believe that you do know or have at least kibbed all four players involved with the OP at one time or another. To Buddy: My partner would be more likely to open the KQJ7th hand with 4 White v Red. I'm no longer sure about whether ...
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