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John D'Errico
John D'Errico
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June 19, 2010
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about me

Semi-retired mathematician (numerical analysis, applied math, linear algebra, statistics, etc.) I like woodworking, especially wood turning. I enjoy writing up bridge hands, which I find can improve my own play, by forcing me to think about what is happening at the table.

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Another Moose this Week
Moose and mouse are only one letter apart.
How I would revise our NABC Tournaments
Lets see. The ACBL is an organization that exists to serve the people who pay the bills. So Brian wants to change things so that most of the ACBL members will be priced out of playing in the top events, which is about the only reason for some to go ...
ATB - Wrong Slam
North MIGHT (even should) bid up the line in response to a TO double, and therefore bid hearts. But THIS north will probably bid spades. The only evidence we have is that this North indeed did bid spades in a very similar situation.
ATB - Wrong Slam
You might be right about getting to 6♡ over a double. But when asked to choose a major, North chose spades. A TO double also asks partner to name a suit to play in. I'll argue that the same North will still choose spades over a double.
ATB - Wrong Slam
4♣ is not the end of the world. It may miss a great diamond slam. It avoids partner passing a TO double, which may be the right thing on some hands. But partner has bid spades. Now South decided to mistrust that they have found a fit. Could North have ...
Does Anybody Play This Any More
These were exactly my thoughts. It seems logical. After all, how often has a Lightner double come up for you recently? In my case, about the only one I can think of was a psychic Lightner double, where I pushed them INTO 6NT, a contract against which I did have ...
What Went Wrong Here for North-South
So what are you doing now? Following me around and insulting every comment I make? Do I have a stalker? As far as your comment goes, you are again going overboard. When did I call 4♠ terrible? As far as your comment goes, I don't really care about K ...
Gatlinburg 2018
Gatlinburg must be one of the best regionals to attend. Low entry fees. Pretty darn good hotel rates. A nice place to visit overall. Probably why it is so well attended every year. Way to go Gatlinburg!
What Went Wrong Here for North-South
In first or third seat, I would seriously consider opening that hand 1♠, although you never know about the value of a stiff king. 1♠ or 2♠ both seem reasonable, depending on your bidding style. In second seat, 2♠ seems about right for me. Partner should trust me to have ...
What would you have done?
Everyone makes plenty of close calls, in every game. What would you report on this hand? That East made what may be a good decision in context of the bidding? That West slightly overbid? That West might have done something wrong had the bidding gone differently or if they had ...

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