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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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For Frank Stewart
I thought Boston was bad ... until I traveled to Florence, Italy. What is the survival rate of the crazy motorcycle riders there?
Student Scam Warning From ACBL
Not at all Stephanie. You always do just a great job; ACBL is lucky to have you in their employ.
Student Scam Warning From ACBL
I meant for this to show up in the Teaching/Club forum.
USA II OPEN TEAM ON BERMUDA BOWL 2019
https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/who-will-qualify-for-the-bermuda-bowl-kos-2-kkw2gjld63/?cj=851578#c851578
Should This NLM Stay in his Lane?
What Aaron Silverstein said, in general ... with a few added comments of my own. Yes, it does make a difference that you are so young. The same comment you made, if made by an older player, might have been better received. Whether your age should make a difference is a ...
IMPS at stake
That's fake gnus! Time estimate to removal by administrator is ...
Who Will Qualify for the Bermuda Bowl KOs?
http://www.sa15.state.fl.us/stateattorney/ResourceInformation/_content/LegalEagle2014/January2014.pdf Relevant to the report above of a refused visa? See pp.4-5.
2/1: Fast Arrival in NT?
I chose 4. ... but with a caveat that the balanced 18-19 is a non-slammish 18-19. With lots of controls and a balanced 18-19, I would choose to rebid 2NT and then take further action over, say, partner's raise to 3NT. 6. -- according to partnership agreement -- is, as would nearly ...
On teaching play of the hand
Jane, For notrump contracts, the four players count, announce, and aggregately total their HCP and then -- assuming the aggregate total is 40 -- the side with the higher number of HCP consults a table and determines the level of the contract ... the higher their side's total HCP, the higher is ...
Extras or Not?
Adam Parrish covers exactly this subject in one of his more recent featured articles in ACBL Bulletin.
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