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Jim Griffin
Jim Griffin
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 28, 2010
Last Seen
20 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Pro
Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Bidding 7D after our auction began 1H.P.2H
Bridge Accomplishments
Won NAP 1993,1994,1999...GNT Flt A, 2003
Regular Bridge Partners
Ken Schutze, Pat Griffin, Harvey Brody, Gene Simpson
Member of Bridge Club(s)
San Francisco/Marin county
Favorite Tournaments
Monterey regional, San Francisco nationals
Favorite Conventions
Toad club relays
BBO Username
TLC
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
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Yuan Shen's bidding problem: K54 AT KT KQJT72
I'm bidding 2 to do two thing: (1) Find out if opener is min/max and (2) Let pard know when I bid rkc/ next time (and hypothetically follow up with a specific king ask if we have them all) that I have 6+ so he ...
John Diamond's lead problem: QT8652 Q86 KT9 7
I'm not playing partner for a card when he didn't DBL 3. It can't possibly be right to lead a here, so that leaves a (surely partner has something there) or my stiff (which could be the winner).
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: xx x Axxx Qxxxxx
I much prefer to just play 1m-3m=Mixed raise and give up the ultra weak bid. I'd rather have a semi-constructive bid available to a garbage bid.
USA2 Wins Bermuda Bowl
Well done USA2...you kept it exciting till the end!
Gavin Wolpert's bidding problem: AKQJ9 Q43 85 T92
I actually do play both versions with some partners Dave...and you are right: 1-1-2-2 works well as nf also...
Gavin Wolpert's bidding problem: AKQJ9 Q43 85 T92
I prefer to play 1m-2H=5+S-4+H, 6-10-ish to handle these awkward nf hands and play this sequence is (at least) forcing 1 round ...
Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: J94 KJ J9 AKJ732
I'd be afraid to have an unfortunate accident if I cue bid 4 (partner thinks I'm making a delayed raise with a doubleton and passes). 4NT is straightforward enough and will almost surely get us all the info we need to know.
Yuan Shen's bidding problem: Q63 AKJ82 AK2 A5
I'm a little worried that partner might misinterpret 5 (as well as thinking I don't have the A). Surely on this auction 5 is a cue bid. If partner bids 5, I'll take my chances at 7.
Jeff Miller's bidding problem: 6 AKQJT9 765 543
I'll take the insurance against 4 making...I'm worried I have too many if that's mostly partner's hand...5 for me (probably down 1).
Looking for Strong Club systems
You mentioned Toad Club (which I was the co-creator of, as I was "The Toad"). I have an entirely new set of notes on the system I can email anyone who might be interested. Ken Schutze (the other co-creator). We won the NAPs several times playing this system.
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