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Jeff Sapire
Jeff Sapire
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Dec. 18, 2010
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about me

I teach bridge for a living. (Before that I was in the sports betting business).

My favourite bridge book is Culbertson's Red Book on Play.

Reese and Kelsey are my two favourite authors - they opened my mind up to what bridge is really all about.

I've represented my country, South Africa, in a few World Championships, and always look forward to coming up against the world's best players.

When I think about how much of my life I've devoted to the game, I'm reminded of what the great writer, Somerset Maugham, said;-

'I would have children taught it as a matter of course, just as they are taught dancing; in the end it will be more useful to them, for you cannot with seemliness continue to dance when you are bald and potbellied; nor, for that matter, can you with satisfaction to yourself or pleasure to your partner continue to play tennis or golf when you are well past middle age. But you can play bridge so long as you can sit up at a table and tell one card from another. In fact, when all else fails - sport, love, ambition - bridge remains a solace and an entertainment.'

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To bid or not to bid?
David, as you clearly feel very strongly about this issue, I don't know why didn't vote (but it's no big-deal). Btw, I'm in full agreement with most of your comments. I had the hand at the table and felt compelled to pass. I disagree with the ...
Buchwald on Bridge
Thanks for posting. Buchwald's stuff is terrific.
To bid or not to bid?
Kieran, I think calling the first pass wet and the 2 bid comatose is bizarre.
Obscure suit combination
Of course this concept first appeared in Play Bridge With Reese, entitled 'The Little Old Ladies.'
After opener raises a major suit response
Ok Joe, I've added stuff in the main post.
Best line in 6!h, with an eye on an overtrick?
So what's your line of play to make 12 tricks?
Trick 1 signal
Same here.
Trick 1 signal
What is the obvious shift, Phil?
Trick 1 signal
Agreed Gregory. I'm not sure in which of his books it was, but I recall Terence Reese saying something about signalling; It's not what I want to tell partner, but what does partner want to know? Of course there are necessary agreements in partnerships about these things, but ...
Avon Wilsmore and Eugenio Chiaradia
Randy, in response to your post above - especially the last 2 paragraphs: 'I just think if u cared about bridge and wanted to help the game there is a lot better things you could be doing. Sad really when all someone has is to find fault with others.' In Avon ...
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