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Harald Berre Skjæran
Harald Berre Skjæran
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 16, 2011
Last Seen
9 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Started playing bridge at home when i was 9 years old - filling in when there was only three players.


Started playing in a club at age 12, and played my first tournament at 13, with my brother (one year junior to me).


Became a district authorized TD at age 17 and certified as a national TD in 1991. Got an A+ at the EBL TD seminar in Amsterdam 1992. Been chief TD in our national pairs championships final 10 out of the last 12 years.


I don't play very much, later years mostly in our national league, in the 2nd division and in our national club teams championships, and in one or two tournaments on our national bridge festival. My team won the Norwegian Swiss Teams Championship at the festival in 2010 (quite a surprise to all participants), netting an average of 22 VPs (max 25) over the last eigth matches.


I've been working at the Norwegian Bridge Federations office in Oslo since October 1991.




Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Becoming a Norwegian Bridge Champion
Bridge Accomplishments
Nordic School Teams Champion 1987, Norwegian Swiss Teams Champion 2010
Member of Bridge Club(s)
bliBest.bridge (Larvik)
Favorite Tournaments
NOR Club Teams, NOR Team League, NOR Swiss Teams
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
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Point of No Return
If I've got eleven spades to the jack, I'd like to know what spot card I've got two of...
Failure to announce
Canape? DB’s description doesn’t look like canape to me, I infer that they open 1 with (42)25, but 1M with (42)34 outside the 1NT range.
Walter Schmid's bidding problem: 8 KJT94 K86 T984
Had to abstain, failing to bid 4 last round.
Need help defending against Precision 1!D
I would play your two first sequences as natural. The last as a sound spade raise. (1) - 2 I play as Michaels.
MULTI 2D Responses
After 2-2NT i prefer: 3=max; 3 relay, opener bids his non-suit 3red=min transfer; completion of transfer by responder is INV
Third hand high or low?
Standard count and upside down attitude is standard here.
Third hand high or low?
But can you see any reason to play it?
Who should have done something else
Had to abstain with the given options. North can’t stay out of slam after 4 from south. South has an opener, IMO. But that’s a moot point.
With which of these hands would you invite?
Ed: Where I play, most of the field will be in game, in tournaments, at least. In my local club, it might be better to just invite, as some will invite and others probably will settle for 1NT. And making a trick more than most of those will provide a ...
ACBL New Convention Charts Regarding Weak 2 Bids
How short can the weak suit be? (37 hcp is possible only with 4333 distribution.)

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