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Jeff Ruben
Jeff Ruben
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Member Since
April 15, 2011
Last Seen
22 hours ago
Member Type
bridge player

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A 'Litmus' test of a Bidding System
How about 2C-anything-5C asking for club honors? With any other club hand you can bid 3C first.
Full Disclosure ?
I always alert the 2S bid in this situation. I don't know if an alert is required, but the opponents certainly deserve to know what my partner knows about the bid.
What are your leads?
I believe this is true and not apocryphal: A player named Sam Scafidi from the Pittsburgh area called a female opponent a "fat cow" and was suspended. After the suspension, he sat down against the same lady, looked at her, and said "Moo" - and was suspended again.
Free to a Good Home
Tried to estimate via the USPS website. Three boxes, total of about 105 pounds, would cost around $250 to ship. If you are interested in pursuing this further, let me know. By the way, we have a player around here named Larry Plotkin - any relation?
Free to a Good Home
No puppy, just my dogged determination to get rid of the Bulletins.
Free to a Good Home
No idea, but I will look into it and let you know.
Play 3NT
I was East. I ducked the first trick (rightly or wrongly) with an encouraging card from Axx. Declarer went after diamonds; partner took his ace and we cashed our hearts for down 1 (partner had KT9xx). I held Qx of clubs, so going after clubs would have worked, at least ...
Timuçin (Timo) Erkoç's bidding problem: 9 T98765432 Q3 9
Why should the opponents have a slam, or even a game, especially with East passing? Can't partner have a big hand?
Defend against Barry Crane
Crane actually held QJTx, AK, QT98x, KT. He did not know that the clubs were running, so he hoped that I would win the diamond and lead another spade, which I did, to give him nine tricks (he wound up with 12). The only way to defeat the contract so ...
North should certainly cue bid 4 hearts, but I give a bit of the blame to South, as he has unexpected distribution and partner is likely to have at least one of the red aces for his 3 club bid.

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