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Jess Cohen
Jess Cohen
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 28, 2010
Last Seen
3 hours ago
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 more recently 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
Silver Life Master
Basic 2/1 card jess anita
2 over 1
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Jess Cohen's bidding problem: AKQT9 KJ87 AT72 ---
Partner actually was 3-3-3-4
It's Northeastern's Turn to Push for a Club
If you set out to lead a parade and nobody follows, you are just a guy taking a walk. Before you spend a lot of time forming a proposal for your group, you should see if anyone wants to join you. Is there a student union or some place where ...
Dirty Talk
OP didn't say this was duplicate. If it was rubber bridge I would have to know what the stakes were and if anyone was packing heat.
Best Bid by Bot Ever
My bot bid six no trump
Jess Cohen's bidding problem: AK853 A3 AQT3 54
I don't have a way of knowing that now, I will ask the next time I go to the club. Tom is a director, and might know the people who played better. At our club in the open game five played three spades, four played four spades, everyone made ...
Jess Cohen's bidding problem: AK853 A3 AQT3 54
Tom: I agree with you. my partner also passed. I wonder how nine pairs bid four spades. Must have either bid it directly or doubled and bid four spades over four clubs for lack of something better to do. That is what partner said I should have done. I found ...
Jess Cohen's bidding problem: AK853 A3 AQT3 54
Is the reason for the heavy vote for three spades because if you double and get a four club response you will have to bid four spades on your own without any input from partner while three spades puts partner in the picture?
Mixed Open Pairs Final - Session 3
After adding up the scores could you tell us what we would have needed to place in the top ten overall, or better yet what the top ten finishers scored.
Is this forcing?
For a somewhat analogous sequence where the threading the needle metaphor was used see
Is this forcing?
I believe that what most people are saying with their votes is that when you bid over the invitational bid you are accepting the invite, and thus the bid is forcing. If you didn't accept the invite then you pass two tn trump It is rare to find two ...

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