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Jeff Lehman
Jeff Lehman
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 3, 2010
Last Seen
22 minutes ago
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.
  • 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
  • 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.

Bridge Information

ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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Meaning of this 3!S bid
Same values as a jump to 2, but with a longer suit?
Slam Choice/Play Problem
Assuming I can win 5 diamonds and do not run into a second round heart ruff, don't I make if hearts are 3-3 or J drops in three rounds or LHO must protect clubs and hearts or either opponent must protect spades and hearts? That's a lot of ...
Slam Choice/Play Problem
My gut tells me to duck a heart at Trick 2, after winning A at Trick 1.
We Double Their Michaels
This is roughly what I had suggested upthread, I think: "Presumptively a doubleton spade, semi-balanced hand, 9-11 HCP. Headhunting, if LOTT suggests opponents are too high (with pard assuming I have three in their suit); otherwise, looking for our best contract (again assuming I have two spades and three card ...
Congratulations Harvard Crimson Aces!
I hope those who finally consented to authorize Harvard Bridge Club as a recognized university activity are informed of the success of the team. And that the team can use their success to successfully recruit new players to learn and join. Well done!
Cheating Polls & What is Upcoming
You must attend a lot of very long meetings!
Cheating Polls & What is Upcoming
Process, people, and mission (objective) are each important. I think mission is the most important, and satisfaction of the mission is the prism through which actions should be viewed. Both the process and the people should support the mission.
Big congrats to Erik Sælensminde and his partner Morten Olsen
Fantoni and Nunes? (in separate partnerships)
Why I suck at matchpoints
Kate, don't the distributions you mentioned suggest that the balancing call should be 3 and not double? Isn't the 6-2 heart fit likely our best spot?
Memphis hotels
Hey, I do not even know if I will be attending. But surely folks should direct their comments toward thanking Karen for sharing this information.

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