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Jay Barronen
Jay Barronen
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Member Since
May 24, 2013
Last Seen
Oct. 20, 2018
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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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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Forcing pass?
So you really think we're more likely to have a hand that wants to bid 5 than a hand that can take 3 defensive tricks in this auction? I couldn't disagree more but to each their own.
Ian Wilson's bidding problem: AT653 A982 9 A94
Sounds like their fit is diamonds, which they aren't likely to find at this point, and if they want to try to play Derber I'm fine with that too. Pass and hope we can go plus.
Forcing or not ?
Without discussion, I'd say the vast majority would/should read 3 as GF, and everyone would read 3 as GF, so no way this can be passed.
First Choice - Second Choice - and....
I would have not doubled, I think that bid is asking for trouble, and may have just found some. I really try to avoid doubling with fewer than 3 cards in a major unless there's just no alternative.
Forcing pass?
I already forced partner to bid at the 4 level and he's shown zero HCP. If I thought there was a reasonable chance to take 11 tricks in my own hand, I would have likely opened 2. Secondly, with 3055 I'd have opened 1 and I ...
Forcing pass?
Benoit that makes no sense. Double says they are going down. Pass says DSIP which could include doubling 5, bidding on, or passing it out. I don’t see what I’m losing here. FP takes #3 out of play because we’ve established ownership of the hand but ...
Barry Dehlin's bidding problem: Q854 A9 KQ65 973
Playing 1 over 1 responses to overcalls as showing 4+ and F1R just makes so many hands so much easier. Playing these as NF just doesn't appeal to me, the opponents are never going to let you play at the 1 level unless you're in the wrong contract ...
Craig Biddle's bidding problem: AQJ873 K5 T4 AK3
In 2nd seat vulnerable, this should not be a joke hand, especially at Matchpoints. The last thing we want is to sign up for -200 on a nothing deal, so I would expect 3 useful cards over there.
Simon Weinberger's bidding problem: KQ4 KT5 AKQ QJ76
Considering it sounds like there are 42 HCP in the deck, maybe I'm underbidding by bidding 7NT. If this isn't claiming at trick 1, partner needs to to back to beginner bridge class and learn what a 2 opening is.
Rich Regan's bidding problem: K9843 J J52 T875
Well, A has 2 chances... 4 makes, 4 makes, also factor in both might make. As for B, only both going down. so there are certainly more combinations where at least one makes. Let's also not forget to factor in that beating one or the other may ...
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