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Donald Lurie
Donald Lurie
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Member Since
Dec. 6, 2012
Last Seen
20 minutes 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 a problem or OP, 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.  

The more you learn, the more you realize how little you know - scary!

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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: AT3 82 QT9873 Q8
thx for all responses. on this occasion, relative success came to those who chose to overcall (unlike me) as lho responded 3NT on a flat 14 +/-. It turned out to be important to direct a lead from partner (who held Kxx) as the 1 opener tabled about 14-count ...
How do you interpret this bid?
ya think the odds were that high?
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: J4 J96 JT63 Q653
pick-up opponents, asked, no answer: sorry
How do you interpret this bid?
ok i was just thinking of acronym gosh: good one-suited hand
best line to make 6H
Steve: if you cash C-A and then eventually lead club from the board (after 2 rounds of s, 3 rounds of spades and a ruff), you will have likely count that lho had (hypothetically) 7 s, 3 s, 1 , and 2 s. What do you play when rho ...
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: T52 K985 T4 AJT7
Actually, his "more" was K, 43, AK32, KQ9643: not good enough for a reverse imo, but just needing even a partial stopper to have reasonable plays for 3NT. Was 3 too aggressive? That's why I asked what 3 meant?: a punt?, a ...
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: T52 K985 T4 AJT7
RF, or should i say Sen R F,or the Distinguished Gentleman: You're close to the actual companion hand.except for the major cards- you got the major distro correct but not the honors: dealer had xx in s and stiff K. So you offered that the OP ...
What is 5NT on this sequence?
correction. "It's good to be the King"
What is 5NT on this sequence?
It's good to be King!
What is 5NT on this sequence?
what is the difference between an agreement and "yes, dear?"
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