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Harald Berre Skjæran
Harald Berre Skjæran
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 16, 2011
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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
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Easier Than Eleven
On the last page, commenting on the other table, all hands are rotated 180 degrees in the text. I assume that the original hand was like that and that you’ve rotated the hand in the article to let south be declarer. And forgotten to do this in that paragraph.
11-14 H Weak No Trump
We play transfer Walsh in a 15-17 NT context, 1 is clubs or 11-14 BAL, and we open all 11 counts in 1st and 2nd seat, use judgement in 3rd and 4th. (We do open lighter in general in 3rd seat, but might pass a non descript balanced 11-12 ...
Missed game - who was more responsible
And a doubleton that might be useful too.
Question for the matchpoint mavens
3 would show a good suit. I’d not jump rebid AJxxxx, for example, nor fake a reverse or jump shift into a non suit.
Question for the matchpoint mavens
Such hands would raise 1 to 2 in my partnerships.
Jason Feldman's bidding problem: Kxxx x 9xx AJT9x
I assume partner’s pass over 4 shows a minimum balanced hand and that a double would have been for t/o. A double by me would end the auction here. My choice is 5 or 4. Wouldn’t be in this position, though, having bid 3 ...
Question for the matchpoint mavens
IMO you need to add a king to the hand for 3 to make any sense.
Barry Crane news
Old news:
A little gem
I was on the jury deciding the best hand of the year, as a federation representative. The price is given by the Norwegian Bridge Press - our national bridge journalist club. Knut Kjærnsrød was also in the jury. He’s an IBPA member, very active too. I’m confident he’s ...
A little gem
Nice, Avon. Trond knows Tom since 35 years back.

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