Join Bridge Winners

Bridge Winners Profile for Dorn Bishop

Dorn Bishop
Dorn Bishop
  • 12
  • 6
  • 72
  • 0

Basic Information

Member Since
April 6, 2015
Last Seen
17 minutes 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.

United States of America

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
Sorry, this user has no cards yet.
Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: --- AT43 KJT9 A9862
I'm just asking for a specific hand layout where it actually "does" help, because I'm never stopping short of 6 if partner signs off in 5 and I'm never bidding 7 if partner bids 6 or anything else, and I can't imagine ...
Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: --- AT43 KJT9 A9862
But won't you already be at the six-level by then, and committed to hearts, with partner having no clue whether to bid a grand? What good is that if partner has Jxxx of hearts? Conversely, do you really want to pour cold water on partner's slam aspirations with ...
Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: A KJT74 A2 T9876
Like Lynn, I also don't like showing shortness with a stiff A. But I did anyway and it worked out okay when partner settled in 4 looking at KQx and Axx. No end play to be had, so we made 5. Still, change one of those club spots ...
Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: KQ82 KT9762 A62 ---
Not much of a polling contest here, and like most I bid 3 at the table but felt as though 2 was a strong contender especially at MPs. Partner's hand was 6 Q5 KJT97 97654. As the cards lie, 3 makes but so does 4.
Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: --- AT43 KJT9 A9862
I'd appreciate hearing more from cue-bidders about how they plan to follow up and why. Suppose, for example, partner bids 5 or 5 after either 4 or 5 from you. What then? Over the table, my thinking was: "How is cue-bidding ever going to give ...
Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: A KJT74 A2 T9876
That's what I intended by simply saying "Jacoby." 4-level jumps show a good 5-card suit.
Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: T762 KJ76 AK5 A4
It's actually worked well in practice. If partner can figure it out or doesn't care, he can RKC. If he can't, then he can start cue-bidding. As for what you're supposed to do with a balanced slam try that doesn't contain a suit with two ...
Has anything changed since the elimination of the Stop card?
Worst. Rule change. Ever. Bring back "Skip bid, please wait"!!! Players have repeatedly told me that the getting rid of the stop card means they don't have to pause any longer.
Dorn Bishop's lead problem: 54 KJT986 3 QT95
Mel Colchamiro might have a different opinion but the vulnerability and IMP scoring does test the limits of his "rule." Did he not intend it for weak no trumps?
Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: 5 QT865 AKJ82 Q7
I took the plunge and bid 4. Bobby Levin bid 4 which he would have bid anyway with his long AK-high club suit and Jx spade support. Partner bid 5 with AK of spades and Kxxx of hearts. Down two undoubled. At the other table, the opening ...

Bottom Home Top