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Harald Berre Skjæran
Harald Berre Skjæran
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 16, 2011
Last Seen
4 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
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Had to abstain, since none of the poll options qualifies as a correct option, because of the stupid qualifiers. The ruling is straightforward, though; just made.
Splitting in 2nd Seat: High or Low?
High with two, low with three.
You be the Judge
Never said it wasn’t. The non diamond switch lost the board, so gets the majority of the blame.
You be the Judge
East has to get most of the blame. Not switching to a diamond is nuts.
Fail to alert, the ruling and what wold you have bid?
MC: Your calculations is wrong. You should compare each of the weighted scores with the other tables result and convert to IMPs for each score, and multiply each of the IMP scores with the corresponding weight. You can't compute a fictional score and use that to get to the ...
Fail to alert, the ruling and what wold you have bid?
That’s too late after his partner passed. The TD should reopen the auction, canselling west’s final pass after being called to the table, he can’t rewind the auction further. He can still adjust the score based upon east having been misinformed (no alert, assuming a weak 3 ...
Never lost IMPs this way before
Pretty sure Viking Precision Club (Grøtheim) would find out this.
Delayed 3NT using lebensohl after double of weak two
Deleted - misread the OP.
Should I have troubled the TD?
I don't know the EBU stop card regulations. Did north remove the stop card at once after bidding 2, or after about ten seconds after bidding, as is the rule here in Norway? If the latter, I don't understand why east didn't ask at once after ...
Play 6!s
Diamond to hand and heart finesse.

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