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Joel Wooldridge
Joel Wooldridge
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 23, 2011
Last Seen
July 10
Member Type
Bridge Pro
about me

Professional bridge player and teacher.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Going to Indonesia for the World Junior Team Championships
Bridge Accomplishments
7 national 1st places in Open events, a couple seconds, 3 Junior World Team championships, 2nd in Bermuda Bowl
Regular Bridge Partners
John Hurd
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Cavendish and Honors Clubs in NYC
Favorite Tournaments
Nationals, Cavendish, and World Championships
Favorite Conventions
Good/Bad 2nt, Preemptive Jumps, and Penalty Doubles
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
Joel & Johnny
2 over 1
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some thoughts on a suit combination
I like the first round finesse a lot holding kxx. It combines a conservative play (2nd round finesse) with the possibility that qx and qxx may duck offside (although qxx should really win if you believe partner will play high from kx). It loses to stiff q offside, but i ...
Battling the Best by Sartaj Hans
so defensive brilliancy...lho has AQx xxx x AQxxxx and he ducks the first spade. Now that's a deep one.
Shireen Mohandes's bidding problem: 8642 875 KJ6 K52
pass. it seems like rho has something like 2-5-2-4 or 1-5-3-4 most likely. It's possible we're going to buy the hand right here, since lho might not have much. If not, I can always compete to 3d. Hopefully the slow route doesn't lead to them doubling me ...
Agreement Disruption at the club
Playing dont, his bid is 2c. Playing capp, his bid is 2h. Without a convention card made out, i would assume misinformation, and look for an adjustment. I believe n/s would bid to 3s over 3h, but that west would not defend that contract. Since 3s is nearly the ...
Legitimate question?
To claim that your partner would "use her judgment, just like any other good player would" is faulty. I don't have to look farther than my regular partner, john hurd, to know that some good players are more aggressive than others-in particular my partner and in this exact context ...
nice article. page 7 has an error. I enjoyed the read :)
Is this any way to play bridge????
I've had this exact situation come up for me at the table. The way I handled it was I told my opponent something along the lines of "you shouldn't have claimed in that position. Your partner may have done the wrong thing, and while I don't think ...
Aviv Shahaf's bidding problem: K96 J4 QJ42 AQ75
to me, double is takeout-not penalty. Funnily enough, I grew up playing it as penalty, but switched it when experience told me takeout was more important.
Fisher comments...
A thought occurred to me, it should probably be a smaller % for 1 imp because ppl tend to bid the limit of their cards. And also sometimes it's a matter of extra down tricks. So maybe swap out 25% of 1 imps, and make it down extras (2-3 imps ...
Fisher comments...
I love the debate, it's kinda funny :) anyhow, I'm going to try and put it another way. Let's say F-S gain a trick because of their signal 1 hand in 3. That trick, depending on the importance to the contract, could be worth anywhere from 1-17 imps ...

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