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Jeff Sapire
Jeff Sapire
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Member Since
Dec. 18, 2010
Last Seen
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Member Type
Bridge Player
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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Wasn't sure what this double was...
No option for just showing but an inability to have bid them earlier?
Weak Stayman
Leonard; in the Bridge World of 1956 (Feb), Felix Vondracek wrote an article The Weaker Suit for Trumps, and added a general principle 'whenever the battle has to be fought to the finish in two suits, the weaker suit should be trumps.' In the Bridge World of 1982 (Bits and ...
Weak Stayman
No, I need to add another another option, sorry. But I've changed option 3 to fit your answer.
Weak Stayman
Richard, then you should have voted for 2.
Showing the Joker
Michael, I wonder if the 4 'likes' you have thus far are for the content of your post or for your statement that you have decided for now to stop (or perhaps for both)? :)
Showing the Joker
Michael, I've been following every post and poll of Avon's (relating to this subject) since day one. Like everyone else, I want strong evidence before finding anyone guilty. But I've seen more than enough already to conclude that serious irregularities were taking place. It seems that nothing ...
Jeff Sapire's bidding problem: AJ97 K KQ5 KJ764
Well, for that matter, if it goes say 1 (P) 1 (1) opener might also have a hand that is serious about doubling for penalty, but how many people still play it as penalty these days? Virtually no-one; the support dbl has found favour with most serious ...
Jeff Sapire's bidding problem: AJ97 K KQ5 KJ764
Fair enough, Buddy, and thanks for mentioning. I guess I didn't mention support doubles, because opener only has one. But if one is playing them, I don' see why a t/o x and a bid by your lho should preclude you from making one.
Jeff Sapire's bidding problem: AJ97 K KQ5 KJ764
I can't see any reason why support dbls shouldn't still be on.
Showing the Jack of Spades
Count me in too. Whether or not the 2nd hand is qualitatively better than the 1st is irrelevant. Imho, anyone who fails to raise to 2 on the 1st hand, playing any methods, and going back in time say 50 or so years, needs their head read.

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