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Dorn Bishop
Dorn Bishop
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Member Since
April 6, 2015
Last Seen
Sept. 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
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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Dorn Bishop's lead problem: AJ3 543 Q97 AJ96
Forget I said anything. Have a nice life.
Dorn Bishop's lead problem: AJ3 543 Q97 AJ96
Shipped it back? It is to laugh. Things would have gone swimmingly, thank you very much: down one without a spade ace lead since dummy only had a diamond king for a possible entry and I held the ace. 2 would have gone down two with a red-suit lead ...
Dorn Bishop's lead problem: AJ3 543 Q97 AJ96
You're missing my point (or, in snark-ese: Tell me, what color is the sky in your universe?): FROM PARTNER'S POV, the opponents could have 23-24 HCP. He doesn't know you have 12 HCP even though you could. So he's obviously not doubling on a 4 count ...
Dorn Bishop's lead problem: AJ3 543 Q97 AJ96
What outside stuff that doesn't add up to an opening bid could possibly be sufficient to justify a penalty double? The opponents could have 23-24 HCP between them; a passed hand making penalty doubles of 1NT is anti-field under any circumstances. In fact, you could give me KQ109 of ...
Dorn Bishop's lead problem: AJ3 543 Q97 AJ96
Partner is a passed hand who couldn't open 1S or 2S, and who couldn't double, bid a sandwich NT, or make a natural 2S overcall after 1S on his right. Partner also must have at least 3 hearts, and more likely 4 or more. So what kind of ...
Dorn Bishop's lead problem: AJ3 543 Q97 AJ96
I disagree. I think partner is just making a balancing double at MPs white on red.
Dorn Bishop's lead problem: AJ3 543 Q97 AJ96
Do you believe partner's double of 1NT requested a spade lead?
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.

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