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Jeff Goldsmith
Jeff Goldsmith
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April 22, 2015
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about me

The most information about me is at my website, http://www.jeff-goldsmith.org/  (The ".org" is misleading.  I'm not very organized.)  The bridge stuff is pretty extensive; it's been going on for 20 years or so.

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In real life, I'm a software engineer.  I used to be a computer animator.  I did a lot of stuff which sometimes plays on Nova, including Voyager's encounter with Neptune.  A curious happenstance: I was sitting at a table at a nationals and realized that three of the four players were trained as differential geometers.  Not a common occupation.  Nowadays, I work at making the internet faster.

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In bridge, I'm a team lead on the National Appeals Committee and a casebook commenter.  I've done more than thirty of them.  I'm a minor member of the Conventions and Competition Committee (C&CC), minor because my appointment came at a point in life where I am unable to attend many nationals.  I made this clear before accepting the nomination.  With some luck, that will change; I hope to get to two of them a year for the next few years.  As a working stiff, I tend to play on weekends.  Most of my vacations are national bridge tournaments.  Some of my previous partners have been some of bridge's more colorful figures.

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I'm also into strategy board and card games.  I can often be seen at nationals after the game playing/teaching/toting them.

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JeffG
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Platinum Life Master
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switching minors in non-leaping Michaels
Given that intervenor is close to game in hand in one of his suits, finding the right fit in one of those is pretty important.
switching minors in non-leaping Michaels
You'll get to spades unless advancer is strong enough to drive to slam...or you have a heart fit.
switching minors in non-leaping Michaels
You can get to a good fit most often using this encoding. A jump to 4 is the reds. Let's say advancer is 5-1-2-5. If 4 is diamonds and a major, you'll play your 5-2 diamond fit instead of the 5-5 spade fit. But if it ...
switching minors in non-leaping Michaels
Other. 4 should be spades and another. Then 4 is no fit for spades.
Lebensohl after opps show both majors
Assuming 2 is the majors, (similar if 2 is), then - dbl = interest in penalties, inv values or better, forcing to 2NT - 2 = inv+ clubs - 2 = inv+ diamonds - 2NT = relay to 3C, then ... pass = clubs ... 3 = diamonds to play ... 3, 3 = balanced, stopper - 3 ...
My curiosity's been piqued
FWIW, there were lots of contributors to that major suit raise stuff. Danny Kleinman told me about compressed jump shifts. Mike Shuster and Walter Hamilton were involved. Some others, too.
My curiosity's been piqued
"Superlimit" is a good raise to four. A hand that sort of evaluates to a limit raise, but you are going to bid game due to five-card support or four and a void.
My curiosity's been piqued
Major suit raises: http://jeff-goldsmith.org/system/majors3
Does anyone know what time it is?
District 23 held a regional, had 594 tables, and lost so much money it was discontinued. You guys are doing better than we are.
BOD Journal Motions for Atlanta
Year Tables 2017 26 2016 24 2015 21 2014 28 2013 29 2012 37 2011 34 2010 35 2009 36 2008 39 2007 33 2006 24 (Hawaii) 2005 37 It's possible that they are cancelling it because attendance has been below 30 tables for three years (thought it's ...
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