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Jess Cohen
Jess Cohen
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 28, 2010
Last Seen
Aug. 13
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

The good news is that I have won events in Nationals, Regionals, and sectionals. The bad news is that it was 40 years ago, and the player who won those events went away about 20 years ago, and now only comes back for short visits. Sometimes for a hand, sometimes almost for a whole session; but usually he just stands back and grimaces about how I play these days. I used to be the only person in Minnesota who had won events in Bridge and Squash. Now I play in the Friday afternoon duplicate, and play pickle ball in the park with the geriatric set. I was always a better writer than a player. I have had pieces published in the Bridge World and the ACBL bulletin. Favorite convention: mini splinter. Favorite song: Love is a mini splintered thing.  I became a bronze life master in 1975 (it was harder then) and stopped playing in tournaments for over 35 years because of work and family obligations.  Now retired so I started playing locally about six years ago in Grand Junction, Co. and for the past year in Scottsdale, Arizona.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Being asked to turn the dummy in the finals of the Reisenger.
Bridge Accomplishments
Have won events in Nationals, 'Regionals, and Sectionals
Regular Bridge Partners
: Alan Salem, Anita Knaysi Feb. 8, 2013 R.I.P
Member of Bridge Club(s)
In Tempo, Scottsdale
Favorite Conventions
mini splinters Favorite song: "love is a mini splintered thing"
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
Basic 2/1 card jess anita
2 over 1
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what are the odds
thanks Steve. Very helpful.
what are the odds
Ir depends on the game. In matcfhpoints, I don't agree that you should go looking for 22 point games. You should be looking for plus scores. I am trying to establish the odds because my argument is that once you establish the upper limit in points is 22 and ...
Should this pass be forcing??
I believe that given the vulnerability and the pretty good chance you don't have a game given partner's refusal of your invitation, you should strongly consider a double at matchpoints. However it should not be forcing. There is a post and discussion where having the pass as forcing ...
How Many Zeros Would You Give West?
If West balances with a double, EW will likely end up in three clubs. They could lose a club, a diamond, a heart, two spades and a spade ruff, Are those assigning two hundred as a likely score for EW thinking of down two undoubled or down one doubled? Unfortunately ...
Whats the ethical thing to do?
One person deserves the credit, one person deserves the blame, and Nicolai Ivanovich Lebachevsky is his name.
Can a declarer ask what the contract is?
Thus the correct answer is other. The declarer only has a right to be informed under certain circumstances, that is, when it is his turn to play.
Can an invitational-classed club game restrict entry in this manner?
you can limit a game by the number of master points held by the participants, for example the gold rush pairs is off limits to people with more than a certain number of points. Is the problem at this club that the ten best players are not the people with ...
Do you pass
If you tried to abstain at the table, i would summon the director and ask that you make a legal call. Is abstaining like an insufficient bid and is there a penalty, maybe for UI?
Jess Cohen's bidding problem: Q3 87 KJT83 A984
Two no trump is natural.
Eric Leong's bidding problem: 754 764 AK96543 ---
I bid seven clubs. Reasons; I. This hand calls for taking out insurance. I don't know I can beat six, and 100 a trick seems like a decent premium for insurance against them making a vulnerable slam. 2. if I bid seven clubs, they can't. 3. I expect ...

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