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Jeff Smith
Jeff Smith
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 8, 2011
Last Seen
12 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Telecommunications law expert by day, bridge player and die hard NFL fan by night.


Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Top 8, 2013 Bermuda Bowl
Bridge Accomplishments
Winner 2007, 2013, 2015 and 2018 Canadian National Team Championships
Regular Bridge Partners
John Zaluski, David Sabourin
Favorite Tournaments
CNTCs, Kingston Sectionals, Bermuda Bowls,
Favorite Conventions
Raptor...or as my friends call it...Craptor.
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
2018 CNTC / WBF
< Very Modified Polish Club (please ask about 1!c opening bid NV)
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An awkward 2NT opener auction
I like 4H agreeing diamonds, 4S showing 4S and no slam interest, 4N denying 4S and denying diamond support ostensibly to play, and any 5 level bid is a RKC response agreeing spades as trump.
Jeff Smith's bidding problem: KQJxx --- Axxx KQxx
It really depends on the trust you place in the 4H bidder, if he is a solid citizen, you can probably expect partner to be pure and thus slam has play, if the 4H bidder could be doing this with QJxxxxxx, then you could be going WAY overboard with 5H.
Upcoming chart change looks HUGE for the open field.
Yet still no Multi is allowed in NABC+ pairs games. I can't help but wonder if this is pro's trying to protect their clients...quite simply a disgrace.
Serious 3NT question
My rules for a 3NT bid to be serious or non-serious or natural is, 1) a game force must have been established prior to the 3NT bid 2) an 8 card major suit fit or longer must have been promised. Rule #1 is not met, so for me, this would ...
Pam Fiorini's bidding problem: AT64 AT98 K AQJT
I would have bid 2NT over 2H to begin with.
Jeff Smith's bidding problem: AT76 J853 AT92 6
If you decide to pass, (which I did), it goes 4C on your left, and then the tray takes 56 seconds to come back from the other side of the screen.... You are effectively barred at this point. You are of course cold for 4H and are only able to ...
2015 Canadian Women's Team Trials Cancelled
Canadian Women’s Bridge is dying...most (certainly not all) of Canada’s best female players are well into their 60’s, some even their 70’s, I am sure Nader (Canadian Bridge Federation President) is struggling with what to do and how to move forward. To be honest, I ...
Active Ethics?
I could not agree any more strongly with this comment!
Fantunes in Action
I have to be honest, I don't blame them. The way the ACBL coddles its players and stifles innovation, a little civil disobedience now and then seems justified. What Fantunes does with their opening 1NT with a singleton is hardly destructive or difficult to deal with…I think the ...
Jonathan Ferguson's bidding problem: A T75 AJ97542 32
By agreement in my partnerships this is just diamonds, does not promise or imply extra values. It gives partner a good idea of length around the table…with a big hand you can double and double again to get your strength across and with just a take out you can ...

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