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Donald Lurie
Donald Lurie
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Dec. 6, 2012
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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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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: K Q7 KQJT9876 Q6
as i saw it, this hand was an issue of strategy. however, i'm not sure which of the 3 suggested bids would have been successful in keeping e/w out of the makable 4 contract. I opted for maximum pressure (knowing that I had outside honors that ...
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: QT8764 K KQ4 K84
actually, isn't this a much different hand from the one referenced by GN which included a 5-card major, weak 5-card minor, and stiffleton Ace. Here we have a 6-card major, and sngltn K can be of value opposite the ace (as long as not stiff ace) as it will ...
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: AT765 QJ73 AKQJ ---
i'll be nice and provide the companion hand (the one that responded 1NT after p - p - 1C - X - p - ? 83, A8, 9652, QJ642. We can have another conversation regarding whether that hand should respond 1 or 1NT. Interestingly, the partner of the 1 ...
Where did north-south go wrong on this hand? The answer may be "with every bid made".
i think i have already publicly acknowledged that my 5 bid was ill-advised and that taking a sure plus would have been a much better decision. I don't believe that I have the credentials to disagree with those who would have initially doubled 3 as opposed to ...
Where did north-south go wrong on this hand? The answer may be "with every bid made".
steve: exactly however, my P has repeatedly disagreed with this and has insisted that the 2nd dbl is penalty-oriented at the 3-level. got me to thinking that my reasoning is all screwed up but thx :)
Where did north-south go wrong on this hand? The answer may be "with every bid made".
Thx for your feedback fwiw, in this partnership, 4/ 3 would have been Michaels, so the rock crusher immediate cue that you mentioned wasn't available. Perhaps I am missing the point of your recommendation (it's late). My personal problem on this hand (I was the south ...
Where did north-south go wrong on this hand? The answer may be "with every bid made".
There seems to be a split over what the north hand's initial action should have been. Therefore, I am going to post the North hand as a bidding poll. However, please do not stop responding to this discussion. There is a so-so-hidden theme or general issue represented by the ...
Where did north-south go wrong on this hand? The answer may be "with every bid made".
steve: i dont remember all of the e/w cards, but the west hand was 1-4-7-1 (KJ7th of s and either stiff J or T of s) while east was something like 5323 with Ax in s and A5th in s. He had his double of 6 Don't ...
Where did north-south go wrong on this hand? The answer may be "with every bid made".
thx i was wondering if someone was going to suggest 5 / 4.
Where did north-south go wrong on this hand? The answer may be "with every bid made".
All four players know each other quite well, and both sets of partners are fairly regular partnerships. The 3/5 bidder is a well-known teacher on BBO.
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