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Harald Berre Skjæran
Harald Berre Skjæran
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Member Since
May 16, 2011
Last Seen
36 minutes 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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I apologize for this question
We always pre alert our transfer responses to 1, giving the opponents the possibility to agree on a defense.
RHO open 1NT, you have 2524 and 15 points
With my regular partner I play Landy, and would overcall 2. If DONT were on my card, I'd bid 2. I don't like methods to show 5M-4m, those hands I bid the major. Showing M+m 2-suiters I prefer being able to show a specific 4cM ...
One more flew over the cuckoo's nest
It seems like most people aren’t aware of or have forgotten that the laws are based upon oral bidding. Can you imagine someone saying four spades and not immedeately correct this if they misspoke? Bidding boxes are a tool to avoid UI. Why should one be disasvantaged by using ...
For those of a certain age
It wasn’t just doubled undertricks that changed. The bonus for making a redoubled contract also was increase. Which removed the possibility for 5mxx+1 to be better or worse than slam depending upon the vulnerabilitty. I remember scoring 1030 and 1080 a week later for making 4Mxx, with the ...
Does Anybody Play This Any More
You double in direct seat with 0 defensive tricks, and pass with 1 or 2.
One more flew over the cuckoo's nest
Steve: Law 16 is of no relevance here. Try L25A1 and 25A3,which cover the situation at hand. If 4 was a mispull, which seems pretty obvious, the ruling is 100 % correct.
Assign the Blame -- -530
It’s not. It’s just bad bridge.
Ovunc Yilmaz's bidding problem: KQJTx AJxxx Qxx ---
Thinking about slam here is pretty ridiculous, IMO. Raise to game is normal. Facing a three card raise it might not be lay down or even making on some layouts, but it’ pretty clear to bid it at any form of scoring. Those hear loser might prove difficult to cover.
Allendale, NJ IMP pairs—Tough Suit Combo
My gut feeling is to play a club to the king. This caters for south having Q/Qx/9/9x in addition to all 3-3 breaks.
Liam Milne's bidding problem: --- T85 KQ98654 AJ3
The OP clearly state that it isn't.

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