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Jeff Ruben
Jeff Ruben
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 15, 2011
Last Seen
23 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
First in National 4-Session Swiss (1973), Third in UPC Senior Swiss (2009), Second in Bruce LM Pairs (2012)
Regular Bridge Partners
Andy Stayton, Andy Kaufman, Jess Stuart, Rick Rowland, Randy Berseth, Richard Morgen, Richard Popper, and the late Dave Treadwell and Ivar Stakgold
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Bridge Studio of Delaware
BBO Username
jmrdel
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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Jeff Ruben's bidding problem: 7 4 AQJT4 AKT653
Is 4NT definitely for minors here, as opposed to keycard for spades?
Club owners & managers - CLOSE YOUR CLUBS!!
Update - the Bridge Studio of Delaware just announced that it is closing "temporarily" - for at least 2 weeks. In the meantime, one of our members is organizing a BBO team game for all of us sitting at home.
Club owners & managers - CLOSE YOUR CLUBS!!
Our club in Delaware is still open as of now. There was a 9-pair game yesterday afternoon. While I feel bad for the owners' economic losses, I don't see the point of staying open for very small games in defiance of common sense risk avoidance.
Unit 141 Sectional this weekend has been cancelled
Philadelphia. Having been in Howard's position over the years (in a nearby Unit) I don't envy what he has been through this week.
Another Grosvenor opportunity
It shouldn't matter against a competent declarer, but if you play the ten against one that is less than competent, he might decide to play you for queen-ten. If you play the queen, he is not likely to get it right.
1D(pd) - 1H(RHO) - X(me) - 2H(LHO) - 4C(pd) - 5C(me), what's 4C?
Recently I held Ax, x, AKJTx, AQTxx. It went 1D-(1S)-Dbl-(2S). I bid 4C and partner raised to 5 with x, Kxxx, xxx, KJxxx, which was the correct contract (made 6 with DQ onside). I think that is the type of hand to bid 4C, not the OP ...
Passed hand jump to 2NT
I play that over a major it shows a good 6-card minor, invitational. Over a minor it shows 11-12 hcp with no 4-card major.
RKC Q ask question
I know this isn't the question, but why not bid 4NT immediately over 3D? You can find out if partner's diamond holding is stiff, stiff ace, or void, find out about the queen of spades, and bid 6 or 7 accordingly.
Jeff Ruben's bidding problem: --- 98 AKJ9765 AK98
Yes.
Jeff Ruben's bidding problem: --- 98 AKJ9765 AK98
Not that it makes any of the choices right or wrong, but here is what happened at the table: I figured that partner needed to have something good in hearts as well as spades for bidding 4S as opposed to 3S. I bid 6D, passed out. Opening lead was heart ...
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