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Harald Berre Skjæran
Harald Berre Skjæran
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 16, 2011
Last Seen
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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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Country
Norway

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 Ch.sh, NOR Team League, NOR Swiss Teams Ch.sh
BBO Username
skjaeran
ACBL Ranking
None
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Current Rumours for World Bridge Games 2020
Held Euro Teams 1985 and 2002.
Is this X takeout or penalty?
T/O of spades.
Question about declarer's sides obligations when an incorrect explanation has been given
Why would you allow the 3NT bid? East has UI from partners alert of 2. Bidding 3NT over 3 is clearly based on UI; I would definitely adjust, ruling based on disallowing 3NT and probably replacing it with 4 and take it from there. Polling both the ...
Do you play your 2!D opening as a weak 2?
18-19 BAL with my regulat pd, weak with others.
Apportion the blame - no play slam
Agree with east passing over 3 to show some extras. After the forcing pass, east should have doubled, to show a minimum, bidding 5 should show more than this.
How do we take all our tricks?
Difficult to lead the ace from KQ, though. :) Do you lead the queen for attitude, then?
How do we take all our tricks?
Standard count? It’s definitely an attitude position for me. Not playing standard attitude, I’d have to give attitude with the 4. But we’d set them that way.
ATB
Totally agree.
ATB
I’d make a game try with the north hand, by bidding 4.
New suit forcing after overcall or not?
Bid 1NT without a stopper, they haven't even promised a suit, opening 1m.
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