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Drew Casen
Drew Casen
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 4, 2011
Last Seen
8 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Pro
about me

Bridge has been my life. I thank God that my craft can also be my profession.


United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
5 National Champioships (and 16 runner-ups), Cavendish Pairs, Cavendish Teams, Silver Medal in Rosenblum 1990.
Regular Bridge Partners
Jim Krekorian,John Onstott,Josh Donn,Nanette Noland,Jacob Karno,Paul Rosenblum
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Metarie Club (New Orleans), Baton Rouge Club
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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Your Contract?
When you were a lad, the bidding was neanderthal. However, if 3D showed a spade fit, it ought to be done on something like AKxx,xx,AQJxx,xx, so that partner would LOVE his king of diamonds and outside controls.
According to Borel!
Your knowledge as a math professor is way ahead of my knowledge as a bridge 'professor', so I of course trust your calculations although I must admit I am too green to completely understand your formulas as they are a foreign language to me. Nevertheless, I do know that the ...
Your Contract?
I am not allowed to play in the Gold Rush Pairs, so missing the grand will get me below average.
Your Contract?
If I had 5 diamonds and 3 spades, then it would be important to find out if partner had the king of diamonds. Since I have 6 diamonds and 4 spades, any diamond control is golden. Bidding 2/1 in diamonds and then supporting spades will discourage partner from cooperating ...
Your Contract?
I promise you that it is imperative to start with a forcing raise.
The Price of Information
Jimmy and I almost always use 2C stayman and 3C puppet stayman, even with 4333 patterns BECAUSE we open 1NT on a lot of shapes that most others do not. That includes almost all 5422 patterns and some other awkward hands that contain a singleton (yes, we know that we ...
Drew Casen's lead problem: A QJxx J9x QJTxx
It is difficult, or actually almost impossible, to envision a hand that partner has in fact doubled on a cashing AK in a round suit, AND that attempting to cash the spade Ace (which gets ruffed)and sets up 2 discards for the enemy. Yes, folks, your partner was very ...
Effect of the Recent ACBL Rules about opening 1NT with a singleton
Well said, Amigo. I am 'forced' to distort my strength when I prefer to distort my shape.
Prefer to play in 4 Hearts or 4 Spades?
Not giving the vulnerability when presenting a bridge problem deserved no answer. Period and Amen.
Drew Casen's lead problem: A QJxx J9x QJTxx
I passed as dealer because this is a bad 11 count. In fact, K&R gives it 10.15 and DK 9+. Add that you are vulnerable makes is even less appealing to open this hand. As a bridge teacher, I have stressed to many students hand evaluation. Holdings such ...

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