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Jess Cohen
Jess Cohen
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 28, 2010
Last Seen
4 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 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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pass fail
As Spencer Hurd pointed out above, one issue is whether three hearts is a mild game try or a slam try or is the failure to sign off in three spades an acceptance of the limit bid and game forcing. Lynn addressed that issue and expanded on the above comment ...
pass fail
"to not double four diamonds is insane" Really. Checking the poll we find you have accused some distinguished players of insanity.
common game monday
Re: the fall from grace: Isn't playing the eight of clubs a better way to remain graceful. A diamond return will let you make it if you guess hearts. I club return seems to give you too much to do in the red suits given you only have one ...
Jess Cohen's bidding problem: T954 A5 JT63 A43
Does three hearts show extras or is it a game try? What is the best way to play it? If partner is in doubt about game doesn't that lead you to consider double as the most likely plus?
ATB missed slam
If there is one questionable bid then a single bid poll is the appropriate venue. Where there are two or more unreasonable bids, all stoutly defended by the perpetrator, then ATB is appropriate in my opinion, especially ip the perpetrator is questioning your absolutely reasonable calls.
Jess Cohen's bidding problem: QJ543 KQ764 K7 2
If you bid three hearts is partner supposed to bid three spades with a minimum limit raise and four spades with a maximum?. If partner bids three spades, do you pass?
ATB missed slam
I find the question raised above as to the purpose of ATB to be interesting. Should you post a problem as an ATB where only one partner bid unreasonably? I would say that is the reason for most ATBs. You believe that no reasonable person would bid like partner, and ...
Bowling Along 3 - Manic Monday
OK, misread it. Thanks.
Eric Leong's bidding problem: AKT54 AJT83 3 98
After I bid four diamond six hearts now should be pass or correct to six spades.
Bowling Along 3 - Manic Monday
small typo on P. 3. I think it should be our North pushed on with five hearts.

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