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Donald Lurie
Donald Lurie
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Member Since
Dec. 6, 2012
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5 hours ago
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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.  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)
BBO Username
Double !
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
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Follow-up after a reopening
449 pages of content text plus TOC, prologue, etc, and there are still things that I can't find there. Hope you have an incredible memory.
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: KQ43 AKQ T98632 ---
interesting votes so far. as some might have suspected, this was the companion hand to another recent poll hand. 872, 965, AJ7, KQT7.. The hand chose to pass the 2 overcall: perhaps there was a better call. On the other poll, this hand had to ...
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: Q7 64 AQ53 J8653
what do you recommend instead? I had another bid (5N) in mind. not sure what was right. maybe should poll.
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: KQT QJ82 93 AK62
well, I bid 4 (they pay a nice bonus for vulnerable games), down 1 after who found a dblton lead to his partner's AKxx. Fortunately the A of was onside or it was down 2. No lead and this baby makes 4 with A ...
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: Q7 64 AQ53 J8653
then you know what's to come in part 2.
but partner, I only had 2 points, and one of them was worthless!
the opponent to the left go the 1nt opener very possibly might have made a 2 overcall. now what do your bids mean/ what are your agreements?
but partner, I only had 2 points, and one of them was worthless!
oh, wait, opposite this hand both jacks were wasted. except that, without the jack, partner could not have her hand (otherwise you have 9 xxxxxxxxx 's)
but partner, I only had 2 points, and one of them was worthless!
Texas was not an option on this occasion.
but partner, I only had 2 points, and one of them was worthless!
oh, why wait I'll post partner's hand now and let you all debate about whether or not it was too good for 1NT. A2, AT85, AT52, AJ2 and you were worried about being able to make 4? - try 5. Actually, we were lucky we ...
but partner, I only had 2 points, and one of them was worthless!
it probably doesn't, but i did it this way just in case someone would complain or criticize that they weren't given all options. Is like chicken soup: it couldn't hurt.
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