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Harald Berre Skjæran
Harald Berre Skjæran
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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.


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
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Who doubles when opps balance against 2M?
However, east knows that north most probably has balanced with only four spades (no overcall over 1), and should double.
Who doubles when opps balance against 2M?
But east doesn't know this when north balances with 2, only when west makes the final pass.
Whose to blame?
The upper limit is indeed higher for an opening bid, disagree with much higher, though. What’s a reasonalbl spot is highly depending on scoring. Playing in a making minor suit contract is a reasonable spot at IMPs. At matchpionts or BAM it’s not reasonable at all if you ...
Whose to blame?
Would you bid 1 forcing with Axxxx Qxx xx xxx over a 1 opening?
What's your bidding plan?
I’m not voting without knowing the range for 2NT. I’m not going to make any assumptions regarding this, and find it very strange that the OP doesn’t give this information.
Ulf Nilsson's bidding problem: AKQ43 9842 --- K432
When I voted on that hand I was the only 5 voter, might have changed by now, though.
Ulf Nilsson's bidding problem: KT93 --- 765 JT8532
Can't see how 3 can end the auction here.
"Under strength" 2!C opening bid - ruling?
♠ A862 ♥ void ♦ AJ532 ♣ AQ103 Steve: "Bud, this is a 4 loser hand." Maybe you use some kind of adjustment factor I'm unfamiliar with. But I fail to understand how this isn't a five loser hand; 2+0+2-1=5.
"Under strength" 2!C opening bid - ruling?
The WBF is the authority on the Laws, the ACBL only on local North American regulations.
Major Disagreement with NT Interference
When showing a major and a minor over 1NT, my preference has always been that the major is a four card suit and the minor longer. A weak five card major is OK, though. With 5M4m, I prefer to bid the hand as one suited M.

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