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Jef Pratt
Jef Pratt
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Member Since
Feb. 3, 2012
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Bridge Player
about me

Advancing Intermediate striving for mindful awareness and equanimity while fully engaged in battle.

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
discovering online bridge
Bridge Accomplishments
playing face to face
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Grand Slam DBC, North Carolina
Favorite Conventions
3rd and 5th leads from nothing
BBO Username
billyjef
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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ACBL Chief Executive Dismissed
As I read this discussion, I hear little speculation about Gidwani, rather disappointment in the BOD, it's number, it's micromanagement of CEOs and misuse of it's granted powers.
Disclosure that Limit Raise bid might be based on shape and not HCPs?
Playing strength, trick taking strength, defensive strength, HCP strength, distributional strength, combinatorial strength....
Disclosure that Limit Raise bid might be based on shape and not HCPs?
I suppose if responder felt that J2NT was the best way to solicit useful information from partner to explore for slam, why shouldn't they be allowed to do so? He is in the steering wheel. J2nt is alerted, if asked, I'd say I expect my partner to have ...
Here we go! Limit Raise Poll....
I'm still amazed how much of the bridge world, even players with achievement and status, are enculturated into the belief that HCP are the definitive and best way to define a hand and that hands have to be translated into hcps for full disclosure purposes. (As a precision player ...
Disclosure that Limit Raise bid might be based on shape and not HCPs?
Actually, I was translating for standard natural system. Like David, playing a natural system, where 13(12) hcp is the norm, an opening hand can have as few 4 1/2 potential playing tricks (PPT), playing the edges of probabilities but 5 PPT is the expectation. But, for precision situations ...
Disclosure that Limit Raise bid might be based on shape and not HCPs?
I play and teach something similar, though not rigidly as the end decision is based on the number of tricks we can contribute, not on arbitrary HCP or even losers. We definitely don't announce our bids as Bergen as they are based on trick taking expectation and if asked ...
Disclosure that Limit Raise bid might be based on shape and not HCPs?
When did we stop breathing real air? Was there such a thing as a limit bid before HCP?
Jef Pratt's bidding problem: AKT73 QJ6 A42 K4
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Jef Pratt's bidding problem: AKT73 QJ6 A42 K4
As should any keycard ask correct? But by the predominance of the 4NT bidders, I don't think they are proposing 4NT to play, with the heart fit. But I felt as Richard, at the table in the moment, that 4NT could also be taken as natural, and knowing we ...
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