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Donald Lurie
Donald Lurie
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Member Since
Dec. 6, 2012
Last Seen
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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: 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 ...
Meckwell Lite
The book "2/1 Game Force: A Modern Approach 5th Edition", by Neil H Timm, PhD has a chapter on Meck Lite by Luke Gillespie and Jim Streisand. Their responses included 1 as any 8-11 except s, 1NT as 12+ with 5+ s, and 2m responses as 12+ & 5 ...
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: 753 A7 AK96 KQ43
passing lost a few IMPs (I don't recall exactly how many) and would have given you a below-average match point score fwiw.
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: Q3 AQJ765 QJ K74
as much fun as it might be to have 2 Queens of Hearts in one hand, I corrected partner's hand, waving my magic wand and turning the Queen into a King..
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: Q3 AQJ765 QJ K74
not only did 4 make, you don't get to play there. It goes 5 on your left and P likely bids 5 , maybe 6, on something like Ax, Kxxxx, void, QTxxxx. I passed, lose 10.5 IMPS fwiw, the 4 hand was xxxx, x , AKQ8th ...
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: KQJ976 5 AKT7 93
I would appreciate it if some of you who dbl'd 2 would explain how you play this bid. I can think of at least 3 possible interpretations. Would also like to know how the 2NT bidders play this?
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: AJ983 K7 JT KJT9
Yes, it is. As of about 4:00 pm eastern USA time (Sunday), 76% of respondents elected to respond 2 with the companion hand to an opening bid of 1 with this hand. The others mostly recommended a response of 1NT-forcing. After a raise to 3 by ...
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: QT983 KQ854 K6 3
I posted this bidding problem for a couple of reasons (at least). 1) seeing as it is in front of the 1 opener, is 2 in this sequence Michaels? 2) The offensive-defensive ration of this hand seems to be more toward the offensive side. Assuming the answer to ...
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: AQT94 K84 Q32 JT
I would appreciate it if one of you who selected a 3 rebid explained this selection further. Thank you.
A question on precision 1!D opening
Actually, one hopeful consequence of the suggested modification was to make 1 a bit less nebulous. Partnerships would just have to decide what bids mean if the opps immediately overcall the 2 opener before you're able to identify the shortness: ie, what do various doubles mean in ...
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