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Jay Barronen
Jay Barronen
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Member Since
May 24, 2013
Last Seen
53 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Pro
about me

Bridge Goth is a American 30 year old bridge player from Oklahoma who has played on professional teams as well as taught bridge professionally. Through the years as a bridge player he found that had a huge library of hilarious stories that he would like to share with the world about the game of bridge. He also loves to answer bridge questions and help other people out who are looking to improve their game. He has written his own bidding system called The Finnish Club which has been proven successful in tournament play. He is one of the few in the world to be fully versed in the world famous "Fantunes" system. Later he was able to combine to 2 systems and create the highly effective "Finntunes" system, which corrects the many flaws of Fantunes.




Inventor of: Mylläri, Skipbo, Turunenbo, 5LTFmA2NT, Nightwish, Jansen, as well as the Finntunes system. More information about these provided upon request.





United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Finding a score correction to qualify in the Platinum Pairs when we originally did not qualify.
Regular Bridge Partners
Jimmy Cayne
Favorite Conventions
Gazzilli, Kickback, Non serious 3NT, Skipbo, Turbo, Mylläri
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ACBL Ranking
Finnish Club
Finnish Club -- Sound Initial Action
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2/1 Weak NTs
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Sound 2/1 with 5 card majors
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Alertable or not?
Bryan: It says on the alert chart: "Doubles, Redoubles and Passes with highly unusual or unexpected meanings" An agreement of 6+ HCP for a redouble of an opening bid is certainly unusual and unexpected in my book.
Phil Clayton's bidding problem: 98632 A3 A942 A9
4 is probably going down, but doubling is asking for trouble.
Ruling help
Poll players and see what they bid given the correct information. Only then can it be determined if there was indeed damage.
Alertable or not?
No but when a bid can be a full ace lighter than the generally accepted minimum strength shown by said bid, the opponents certainly have a right to know that.
Usual Kokish sequemce
AI overrides UI when it conveys the same information, and the auction itsself is ALWAYS AI no matter what was or was not alerted. There is no such thing as 4NT keycard, or 4NT anything for that matter, over Kokish, so that is clear that the wheels have come off ...
Alertable or not?
Redouble should be alerted because in standard it shows 10+ HCP, tends to deny a fit in and the desire to penalize the opponents. If i was to find out after the fact XX only promised 6 HCP and wasn't the start of a penalty auction, that would ...
Ilai Baniri's bidding problem: QTx K9xx Qx AJ98
If partner thinks there's game opposite a dead minimum with 2 potentially useless cards, he can bid game himself.
Richard Fleet's bidding problem: KQ743 T 642 AKT7
4 confirms and shows a hand too good for a direct 4. This is standard bridge.
Ilai Baniri's bidding problem: Qxx AJxxx Qxx xx
If partner REALLY thought he was making 4, he should double 5. Obviously at this vul he had some hopes of making it and should have a pretty good hand, but I just don't like this hand for a 5 over 5 bid. It really is a ...
Alertable or not?
I've called the director many times for over-alerting because it can and does create UI. So alerting everything that has any question is not the answer, you have to get it right.
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