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Donald Lurie
Donald Lurie
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Member Since
Dec. 6, 2012
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7 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 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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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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Forcing or Not Forcing
Thx: I guess i pretty much knew wolff after all, just needed some reminders. I found some stuff on transfers but am still need to absorb it. Thx for comeback
Forcing or Not Forcing
Craig: Thank you for your contribution. As the OPer (I like that name), I will gladly answer your question about why we do not play one of the alternatives you mention. I preface this by saying that I am not afraid to publicly state when I am wrong or when ...
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: --- A76 AKQ632 AK43
pp227 - already located it. Thx :)
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: --- A76 AKQ632 AK43
David: I agree with you about 6 being virtually cold on lead, and I did make the loser on loser play on the lead. Unfortunately, I was only in 5. Re the Rubens book: I have it but personally find it to be the a bit ...
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: --- A76 AKQ632 AK43
To those who elected to now bid 4: please explain that decision as opposed to 4 (which I would have interpreted as setting the suit and looking for Q or some additional feature not yet shown. At this point in the bidding, responder's hand is still mostly ...
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: --- A76 AKQ632 AK43
exactly how to get there is the interesting part
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: KT32 KT4 Q5 A972
To all of you who responded to this poll: thank you. Simply said, the person who held this hand had/ has a very different perspective of whether or not balancing back in, in this case with 1NT, necessarily shows the traditional extra values (approx. 17-19 give or take). Rather, the ...
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: 3 A42 AKQ4 J9642
thx i can relate to the above i am at the point that i have come to suspect that, once some fit has been agreed on, with this P all next dbls are max. so, sure enough, next time i pulled what i thought was a max, he had intended ...
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: 3 A42 AKQ4 J9642
Because, rightly or wrongly, partner intended the bid as maximal/ a game try in s. I, too, interpreted the dbl as penalties, passed and collected either 500 or 800, can't remember which. I figured partner already had a reasonably good picture of my hand and must have had some ...
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: QT7 A3 AQJ92 A42
Bergen 19
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