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Donald Lurie
Donald Lurie
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Member Since
Dec. 6, 2012
Last Seen
18 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.  Not an expert, never claimed to be, never will be.  Became LM over 35 years ago but don't ask me how?  Frequently play on 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 respecting and appreciating your input.  

Quote: The problem with Walking the Dog is that the dog might sometimes mistake you for a fire hydrant.

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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where did east-west go wrong on this hand
where did east-west go wrong on this hand
I like David's idea of blaming the opps for not having made a responsive double as a defense for my not having raised to 3. Had they done so, then i might have felt more comfortable about bidding 3 on light values. Hmmm, blaming the opponents for ...
where did east-west go wrong on this hand
I really don't mind revealing that I was east, that I was torn between Pass and 3, and that I expected constructive arguments, spears thrown, and useful suggestions. I'm not that proud, and my skin is pretty thick...sort of matches my head. I can take it ...
Mixed BAM precision auction - What is the worst bid?
I dare to agree with Alexander that double of 3 might better be played as responsive, showing 4 , and 4/5+ s. If one ignores the original 1 opening, the bidding has gone 1 - 2 - 3 - ?. would not a double here be responsive? This ...
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: AQ54 KQ962 T9 A8
posted this hand to see how many, if any, would open it 1NT. I opened 1, P responded 1NT-f, I rebid 2, and needed a break or two when partner took a preference to 2. Needless to say, on this occasion, partner had little in the majors ...
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: K97 Q53 A2 QT632
it really wasn't so much what contract we got to. it was the process of getting there that i found to be so unusual if not amusing. still won 9.9 imps for 6 +1 fwiw, the out-of-the-blue 4 bidder hand was 82, J109874, ...
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: K97 Q53 A2 QT632
Seeing how the trend so far is for a 2NT response by the east hand, with your permission (or without), I would like to share with you all what transpired next. It was a first for me. After Pass - Pass - 1 - Pass 2NT - Pass The next round of bidding ...
Does anyone know what time it is?
Dave: That's "Say kids, what time is it?"
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: K97 Q53 A2 QT632
this partner, in 3rd seat, will likely be prepared for a possible 2NT from partner.
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: K97 Q53 A2 QT632
I did. patience. will give companion hand tomorrow. it gets better :) fun hand
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