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Donald Lurie
Donald Lurie
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Dec. 6, 2012
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April 3
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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 seem to be getting progressively worse (especially in terms of remembering played cards).   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)
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Double !
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Bronze Life Master
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Donald Lurie's bidding problem: T A952 AJT9 QT94
Maybe I could encourage some of you who have voted to explain the reasoning for your decisions/ recommendations. I must admit that I did not anticipate the results that this OP has generated so far, ie 3:1 in favor of DBL. Wish to understand this better/ why is the ...
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: A8754 K4 K8652 A
Meow: Letting cat out of the bag seeing how the votes here so far appear to be almost unanimous. As some of you might have guessed, the was the companion hand to T, A952, AJT9, QT94 which was presented earlier yesterday. As of this comment, the ...
An SMP question: when 1!C - 1 !S = 5+ !S, 8+ (unlimited)
thx again steve: your gadget after 1C-1S-2Y is very interesting and, as usual, generated a bunch of additional questions in my mind. if it's ok with you, i would like to continue this via message. Actually, it appears that I had missed something. I looked again at my system ...
An SMP question: when 1!C - 1 !S = 5+ !S, 8+ (unlimited)
thx D. this sounds a lot like the other set of responses to the 1N rebid/ notes that I have that show strength-shape via relays (not Beta) 2C = 8-11, 2D asks 2D = 12+ 6+, no other 5, next step asks 2H = 12+ 5 and some outside 4, next ...
An SMP question: when 1!C - 1 !S = 5+ !S, 8+ (unlimited)
thx steve: this is what Gillespie-Streisand describe in their Mecklite write in Timms' 2/1 GF book. What I'm not clear about is what types of hands opener would rebid 1NT on, what types of hands opener would introduce a new suit on, and how the 1 responder ...
How Would You Interpret This Double?
isn't DSI another term for "blame transfer"?
Best line to make 6!D please, and why?
These were the East-West hands: West: Q73, J8652, 972, K9 East: AJT842, T93, T6, J5
Best line to make 6!D please, and why?
Dorothy, too?
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: 732 7 JT62 QJ985
As some might have surmised, this was the companion hand to KQ, AQT93, A5, AK64. These comments are interesting and appreciated. They do, at least in my mind, raise the question of what might be the minimum that the strong hand could have to overcall 2 with 3 ...
Where did East-West go wrong on this hand?
thx david. the purpose of the polls and this post were centered around how to find a 4-4 fit if it exist, what doubles immediately over 3N were (I assumed penalty), but also which type of hand a double by 4th hand would tend to show?
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