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Dorn Bishop
Dorn Bishop
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Member Since
April 6, 2015
Last Seen
9 hours ago
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; Fit-Showing Jumps; Obvious Shift
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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Bidding Box Balk
There's no question that West was guilty of an infraction. Does that alone warrant a penalty, procedural or otherwise? Does the level of game matter, or the skill level of the players involved? (Assume that neither East nor West had any history of baffle box shuffling or unethical behavior ...
Bidding Box Balk
East-West were playing 2/1 with 5-card major openings; 4-card majors "Seldom" opened in third and fourth seat.
Bidding Box Balk
Changes made. Sorry for the confusion.
The Best Bridge Writer Poll
A worthy list but it neglects to include maybe the best writers of them all in terms of actual writing ability: S.J. Simon ("Why You Lose at Bridge") and Robert Darvas ("Right Through the Pack").
Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: 5 AJT94 A AKJ982
Especially with the opponents vulnerable, there will be many situations where partner is looking at a doubleton spade, leaving plenty of room for you to hold Ax, Kx or AQ for that matter. Even if he's looking at three, you might have a stiff ace with your long running ...
Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: 5 AJT94 A AKJ982
Neither does one other voter. It "has to be for takeout." Good one.
Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: T82 T7 AQT9 K874
Partner could be 5-4 in the reds. I would think 2 should be natural and non-forcing, with the weak 6 card suit you mention. 3 would probably be the "really" good diamond raise since 2NT is available to show a club stopper (and probably a penalty pass of ...
Michael Crawford's bidding problem: T63 AK76 K9 A865
I'm a "glass is half full" kind of guy here. Before wringing my hands about the 2-2 diamond parade of horribles, I like to think that my partner is inviting me to play 3NT on a hand where (1) I have stoppers in the other three suits; (2) all ...
Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: AT5 95 QT98 QJ86
I thought about making that the poll question instead. What would you have bid the previous round: 4?
Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: 5 AJT94 A AKJ982
Absent a non-leaping Michaels bid available (which, after this hand, my partner and I have agreed to play on this auction), I can't see 4 being right; the risk of partner passing is just too great. And I can't see doubling; I'll never be able to ...

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