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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.  I like Bergen's stuff: have devised a way to play Bergen-like raises in competition including after 1 & 2-level overcalls.  Not an expert, never claimed to be, never will be.  Became LM over 35 years ago but, more recently, have been out of the game for a long time (work, family). Frequently play online (BBO - Do

United States of America

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: 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 ...
A question on precision 1!D opening
Interesting. I am wondering if anyone ever considered playing the 2 opener as 3-suited with either short s or short s with a 2 response being the initial asking bid (2 would show short ). I can't recall having had a hand where I had a ...
A question on precision 1!D opening
My first exposure to the Precision Bidding System was the first version or edition system book back in 1969 or 1970. Assuming that my memory isn't too far gone, (a risky assumption to make) it is my recollection that, in the initial version/ edition, hands with 5 s and ...
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: J9643 95 975 862
I wish that some of you who chose to pass would kindly explain your rationale for passing versus not bidding. Not that I disagree. I, too, passed. My partner felt that I should have bid 5 . I am just curious to know how close my reasoning was to other ...
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: 6 Q KQT98753 AJ8
No, 4 does not make, especially on spade lead. and partner had AQ6th of spades, not 5th as incorrectly reported above
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: 6 Q KQT98753 AJ8
Unfortunately, 5 X didn't make after A lead and club switch. Partner's hand was AQxxx, JTx, Jx, Tx. The question of whether a 4 bid with this hand was forcing then came up. Should it be? whatcha think?
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