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Ed Herstein
Ed Herstein
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 13, 2010
Last Seen
Nov. 26, 2019
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me
I've been addicted to bridge since I was first introduced to it in high school. Over the years, I've come up with a number of bidding ideas, some of which have been published in The Bridge World.
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Attending the Canadian Nationals
Bridge Accomplishments
3800 MPs
Regular Bridge Partners
Jonathan Fleischmann, Yi Ouyang, Mike Graham, Gargi French
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Ann Arbor Bridge Club
Favorite Tournaments
Canadian Nationals, Motor City Regional
Favorite Conventions
Fit jump shifts
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
Herstein - Hirschman
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An Unusual Big Club System
Thanks, I'll look for it.
An Unusual Big Club System
An Unusual Big Club System
2 (shortness in a pointed suit) - 2 (4+ spades, correctable) ; 2NT (spade shortness) - Pass.
An Unusual Big Club System
Probably won't be easy to find!
An Unusual Big Club System
Thanks for you thoughts. I like your ideas about 1, it's clearly worth thinking about. An extensive study of world championship hands a few years ago showed that weak and strong notrump openings achieved almost identical results at IMPs. I have no idea of how the 2m openers ...
An Unusual Big Club System
I'll have to ask my "five-card 1M over 1" friend how he handles these. Off-hand, I'd not play two-over-one and without extras I'd bid two of my longer minor (2 if five-five) over 1 - 1NT. As responder with 10 HCP and 4351 shape, I ...
A New Approach to 1NT - 2!C ; 2M - 3m Sequences
I also agree. One guideline I use is to show a short, weak suit only if I believe there's a good chance that we'll wind up in a superior contract.
A New Approach to 1NT - 2!C ; 2M - 3m Sequences
No less an authority than Michael Rosenberg asserted that queen-third should be considered a stopper in this auction.
Showing both majors over 1NT - 2!C
Yup, that's right.
Showing Stiffs Over Partner's 1NT
It's a problem if responder needs to have more than a high honor in the minor to bid slam. In that case, the best he can do is to bid 4MT as Last Train and expect opener will often go on with better trump support. (I prefer not use ...

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