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Jeff Lehman
Jeff Lehman
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Aug. 3, 2010
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about me

Bridge musings:

  • An attribute I value (for bridge and otherwise) is recognizing what you do not know: ask more questions, state fewer conclusions.  Only sometimes do I act as I say one should act.
  • Wish that master points award system would motivate players to continue to challenge themselves to improve: need to better align awards with the achievements producing the awards.
  • Wish that club directors would (politely) instruct players about Unauthorized Information and Logical Alternatives; that is, Fair Play.  Not a crime (but then, not an accolade, either) to take too much or too little time to think about a call or play, but is unethical for partner to take winning inferences from the pace of the call or play.
  • Am deeply involved in developing and teaching after school bridge programs.  Teach play before bidding (mini-bridge), teach declarer play before defensive play, teach notrump play before suit play.  But, first, ensure kids are safe, have fun, allow other kids to learn, and respect each other, the teachers, and the school. See www.newenglandyouthbridge.org.
  • Loved bridge from the moments I learned to play, but placed bridge behind other matters such as career and family.  Took a 15 year hiatus from significant play.
  • Still improving as a player.  Do not look forward to the time when my skills will plateau.
  • Best skill as a bridge player: envisaging during the auction how the play might proceed.  Poorest skill as a bridge player: perhaps too many to mention.

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What Does This Double Mean?
Not saying that the meaning of double should be based upon "what happens in club games", but I am commenting on what can be the meaning of the auction in a club game. In a club game, I would not be the least surprised that the meaning of 3 ...
What Does This Double Mean?
Would a player with 0 offense and 0 defense have entered the auction?
It CAN Be Done
I know that there are college professors in our area who are duplicate bridge players. Alas, I don't know of any of them who have chosen to try to expose their students to bridge. I am not at all implying that the local college professors should feel obligated to ...
What Does This Double Mean?
Mike, your reference caused me to Google the rule and discover that it is a calculus rule ... but it did not cause me to understand it! I would assume that advancer knows that KQxxx and any side card is enough for intervenor to overcall 1 and thus his double ...
What Does This Double Mean?
If partner has a light two-suited hand that decided not to make a two-suited bid, then shouldn't partner already have competed 3 over 3? Why would he decline to have done so earlier and then choose to do say after you have doubled?
Memphis Report from BOD Member, District 17
Steve, why should we assume that all stakeholders reside in the Senate, when many believe that not all stakeholders reside in the BOD? The former is geographically based with 2 representatives per district; the latter is geographically based with 1 representative per district. Why aren't the stakeholders explicitly described ...
What Does This Double Mean?
South, by passing 3, said I have a hand that has neither a high ODR (because no 3 call) or a low ODR (because no double). North, by doubling, said I have a hand with a low ODR, such as one with only three trumps, high overall values ...
Memphis Report from BOD Member, District 17
More general question about the work/mission of the Nominating Committee ... What is the process for the NC to even know a good percentage of the people who would have the right skills to make good candidates for BOD? To leverage off of Don Mamula's example, how would the ...
Memphis Report from BOD Member, District 17
Oh, yeah, right. I am going to treat as sacrosanct some reading by any Tom, Dick, or Harry. To hell with seeking experts of lawyers on the subject, folks who have researched cases and applications. During my career as an expert/client service provider in some small area of tax ...
Memphis Report from BOD Member, District 17
Just curious about the source of the widely-repeated recitation of NY Law limitations on what, and when, ACBL can take structual change action. Is this coming from ACBL attorney or from someone who is an expert in NY law for not-for-profits? Is it coming from someone who represents the status ...
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