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Drew Casen
Drew Casen
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 4, 2011
Last Seen
9 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 Championships (and 16 runner-ups), Cavendish Pairs, Cavendish Teams, Silver Medal in Rosenblum 1990.
Regular Bridge Partners
Jim Krekorian,John Onstott,Josh Donn,Jacob Karno,Paul Rosenblum,Nanette Noland
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Metarie Club (New Orleans), Baton Rouge Club
Favorite Tournaments
Rosenblum Cup, Cavendish Pairs
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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Drew Casen's lead problem: QJ83 T72 A94 T86
Not as hard as you think. (1) partner does not have a 5 card major because he did not overcall. (2) He is "PUSHING THE ENVELOPE' with this double (he thinks you might have more and is protecting you, but YOU know you ain't got it). (3) He must ...
Spawned by a hand in the newspaper
If Jimmy Krekorian doubled 3H, he would have a strong NT with a singleton spade. Passing is competition to show a minimum is a concept that we understand. Bidding is competition to show extra shape is another concept we understand. Doubling in competition to show extra points is another concept ...
Is this forcing?
A lot depends on what the partnership agreement is about how much the 2D response in competition promises. Many play that 10 HCP and a 5 bagger is enough. In THAT case, their is a stonger arguement to play 4D as non-forcing. MY preference is to play that the 2D ...
Who underbid?
I am curious as to what point count range you assign to 2NT natural. Seems to me that showing a hand with both minors comes up a lot more frequently than a hand that wants to get to 3NT between 2 bidding opponents AND that can't start with a ...
Who underbid?
What do you want from East. He has a bad hand. West has the goods and passing 1NT simply postpones his problem. West should step up and bid 2NT over 1NT, then east can get excited and bid 4D which west will gladly raise to 5D. I blame West here ...
Drew Casen's bidding problem: AQ9xx QJT9x Tx T
Why I doubled. Yes, we know I am light on HCP. A 4C que bid seems too agressive . However, I have the offensive values to compete, and I am the one with shortness in clubs. Sure this could backfire, but passing and hoping that partner balances is like dreaming. Furthermore ...
Drew Casen's bidding problem: AQJxxx x JT8 KQ8
Readers that abstain are missing the point of this problem, which is what does 4C mean. I think it should be a 4 heart bid with secondary spades, anywhere from 4-6 to 5-7 in the majors.
ACBL Hall of Fame Nominees 2018
Hall of Fame ballot. I believe the committee has established it as 50% record, 40% talent, and 10% intangibles. Exactly what constitutes intangibles is undefined. I also wonder what effect it would have on player records if the victories 'vacated' by convicted cheaters were awarded to the 2nd place finishers.
Nobody is smarter than Richie Schwartz when it comes to putting winning teams together. Richie now has won 14 national championships and deserves to be on the Hall of Fame ballot.
What does double mean here?
To Brian Platnick: I must admit that we do not have different meanings to bids based on form of scoring or colors in our notes.(we always assume IMPS) However, like you said, it could determine a bidding decision, espescailly when presented as a problem. All I was trying to ...

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