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John D'Errico
John D'Errico
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Member Since
June 19, 2010
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Bridge Writer
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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Carding Question
Diagonal leads probably work best here. (cough, cough)
Failure to announce
Every time I announce our could be short precision 1♢, a little part of me wants to add that it could be a 9 card suit too.
Slow double - should I pull anyway?
If partner had a mega clear double, and hesitated to ensure you will you pass, then the answer is easy - find a new partner. If you want, file a recorder memo on the action. Never heard of someone doing it on their own partner though.
Point of No Return
Max, As I have read your posts on BW, I keep hearing the Beatles in the background, singing about "The Long And Winding Road". Just know that we are all traveling down that same road, and even though you will never get to the end, the trip is worth the ...
1NT rebid showing 13-15 balanced
While a 1 point differential is nothing for anyone to get worked up over, it never hurts to post alert a sequence. Inform them that 1NT could be up to 15. Now you can sleep better at night, knowing you have done your full duty.
Trick 1 long hesitation
It is sometimes a fundamental problem of bridge, that we sometimes need to think, but find ourselves not always prepared. Trick 1 is especially a problem in this respect if declarer plays a fast card from dummy. So, did you stop at trick 1? That would have given your opponent ...
Trick 1 long hesitation
Um, people, please don't attack the poster. Let us be civil here.
Lanzarotti Readmitted to ACBL
It seems pretty common that if I want to have work done on my property that would require a zoning variance, then I need to inform my neighbors in advance. In some cases, a public notice must be posted in the local newspaper of my intentions, so that if someone ...
Yet Another Look
A totally enjoyable read.
How do you rule?
I know that I would certainly assume West had a weak 1NT type hand, so something like 11-13 after 1NT. But then, after being told that 2♣ is a puppet to 2♢, and West did not comply, I would wonder if there was something fishy about when I saw 3 ...

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