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Jeff Sapire
Jeff Sapire
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Member Since
Dec. 18, 2010
Last Seen
3 hours ago
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.'

South Africa

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The Longest Consecutive Chain of Bids Ever?
Great auction, Jay. At the other table it was a tad shorter Pass-1; 2 (Drury)-4 Science marches on!
Good/ bad 2NT or Scramble?
This is Lebensohl for me. So it is 'bad' in that sense, but not part of Good/Bad. It shows a hand with values from 0 to around a bad 8. A direct 3 level bid would be around 9-11.
Yet another what does this 2NT mean
This post has been edited to add a 3rd possibility I omitted. When I doubled 1NT initially, weren't the typical 2 hand types either;- 1) Take out of spades: x AQxx KJxx K10xx or 2) A strong balanced-type hand: Axx KJxx Kxx AJx 3) A single suited hand too ...
Name this squeeze
Thanks for the quick response. I can't believe I missed the [ ]
Name this squeeze
Excuse the ignorance, Michael. But what is (code) and (/code)? And my keyboard doesn't even have those brackets you use.
I remember reading somewhere that Meckwell have something on their CC about 'frequent upgrades, no downgrades'.
Jeff Sapire's bidding problem: AKJ76 6 532 AKJ7
I guess I can't really comment, Michal. I don't think it's quite a 4 bid, but a lot do.
2NT over a cue bid raise
Steve and Jay, thanks for the responses. I've added an extra option, so you may want to change your vote. I should have had it in initially.
Unusual 2NT
Good point. I've amended it to 'both minors'.
Something bothering me about bridge...
I recall reading (I think it was an old Bridge World), where Alvin Roth was playing with someone who hesitated noticeably on defence with xxx when declarer led the Jack from KJ10 towards dummy's Axx. The Jack held the trick (Roth had the Queen). When his partner later asked ...

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