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Jeff Lehman
Jeff Lehman
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Member Since
Aug. 3, 2010
Last Seen
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Member Type
Bridge Player
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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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
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  • 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.
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  • Still improving as a player.  Do not look forward to the time when my skills will plateau.
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  • 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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Bridge Information

ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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Protection ?
Did the possibility that bidding 5 would work well for NS increase as a result of South's break in tempo? If "yes", then I would contend that the BIT "could demonstrably have suggested" bidding 5. I speculate that -- even without regard to the class of players involved ...
Protection ?
And the phrase "did the UI demonstrably suggest ..." is used once again, when the law says "could demonstrably have suggested ..."
ACBL Tests Online NABC Event
Follow up to Don Mamula comment: if that is the case, then I hope someone investigates and reports to members how the ACBL and/or BBO managed to change the name of the event from the regional event purportedly authorized by BOD to the NABC title as advertised. And, even ...
ACBL Tests Online NABC Event
Randy, you did read the part of my comment where I said "at the least ...", did you? As noted above, I would like to see a member-friendly discussion of exactly how this event became part of the Summer NABC schedule. When, by whom, with what clearance and after what open ...
ACBL Tests Online NABC Event
Thank you, Greg, for your extraordinary effort to try to determine the governance issues. That the product of your effort suggests at the least that the ACBL Official that prepared this post was sloppy in his wording, and at the most that there's some backroom coverup of governance violations ...
What's My Range?
I don't see why responder cannot be "light" in HCP and yet have chosen to bid 1NT because he likes the positional value of his spade cards. Under such circumstances, opener might have spade cards that are devalued (say, for example, Qx opposite KJx ... where the Q possibly adds ...
By my observation, players who choose Pass with East's hand have highly selective memories of a hand where "something went wrong" (e.g., the heart suit was lost by the partnership) by bidding spades and little appreciation for the higher number of hands where "something goes right" (e.g ...
I'm not a big fan of reaching for reasons to avoid preempting. If East does not think his hand is a 1 opening -- and I am with him, on that -- then East should open the hand with some higher number of spades. Having heard partner neither open nor ...
100% of the match points depend on your play(2nd trick)
I think the positions of E and W are exchanged? Also, maybe there was a different response to 4NT than 6?
Directors Ruling
Phillip, on what basis do you believe that this responder: (1) announced, without apparent reservation, that his partner's bid was Flannery; and (2) concluded that his proper bid with six card heart support was 2 only ? Sure, it is possible that the "experienced" responder inferred from the length ...

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