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Dorn Bishop
Dorn Bishop
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Member Since
April 6, 2015
Last Seen
July 20
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Kid bridge whiz. Took a 15-20 year hiatus from bridge to raise my kids.  Took up backgammon and poker (bridge partner Danny Kleinman sold me my first backgammon books out of the trunk of his car in 1994).  2015 American Backgammon Tour Player of the Year.  US Internet Backgammon Champion 2011.  Finalist, US Backgammon Championship 2010.  Captain, US World Backgammon Team in 2012 Nation's Cup Competition (Bronze medal).   Board of Directors, US Backgammon Federation 2014-present.

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Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing my first ever duplicate game at the British Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan with my Dad in 1976.
Bridge Accomplishments
1990 National 0-2000 MP Knockout Winner. Two top 10 National Mixed Pairs finishes. Spingold Round of 16 1994. Several Flight A Knockout wins.
Regular Bridge Partners
Darlene Hammond; Joel Hoersch; John Coufal; Alan LeBendig; Jim Leary; Marc Rothblatt; Danny Kleinman; Tom Zinkle; Bill Bartley; Mike Crawford
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Adventures in Bridge
Favorite Tournaments
National Knockouts
Favorite Conventions
Reisig 2D; OEC&A and Odd Even First Discard
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ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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Death Distribution
Should have said when hearts are their suit. Seems like it would just as effectively in that situation.
Death Distribution
Kit, It seems to me that one downside of this balancing approach is that if both balancer and partner have diamonds and the other major, they will wind up in 3 instead of the major. Double will be followed 2NT, then 3, then pass. Not the end of ...
Death Distribution
I suspect you should bid 3 because diamonds is not one of your suits. In fact, partner may not have diamonds at all for his 2N bid. He may be planning to pass 3 or correct to the other major if you bid 3.
What do You play when you lead a king, which holds the trick as dummy hits with a singleton at a suit contract?
3. Obvious shift
Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: AQJ85 976 K72 Q6
That's correct.
A New Convention -- Reisig Two Diamonds
Yes. Rebidding diamonds generally works best because, unless you play a big club system, 1D followed by 2C should show the Reisig hand patterns with 16+ HCP.
Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: AQ972 7 J95 QT84
Just that sometimes picture perfect hands are less likely to be found at higher altitudes of The Land Where Our Convention Card Says We Play Negative Doubles.
Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: QJ AJ KJ95 AQT85
I'm not sure pass is forcing.
Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: QJ AJ KJ95 AQT85
The QJ are of dubious value, for sure, but a 12-count, Bob? On offense, defense, or both? Couldn't partner have Kxx of spades? If partner bids 3H after either double or 3D by you, then what would you do?
Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: Q94 --- A976 AKJ863
I'll stick my neck out and vote for 4 with this hand. If playing the Rule of 2 and 3, opener has 7 playing tricks. I've got at least 3 tricks of my own on offense. Pass doesn't make sense to me because, as John Hoffman ...

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