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John Diamond
John Diamond
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 26, 2011
Last Seen
42 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I am a former trader and computer programmer.  I live in Florida with my wife and my two kids.

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
winning the Spingold 4-handed, and winning the Rosenblum
Bridge Accomplishments
won the Rosenblum (2010), the Spingold (2010, 2017), and the World Junior Championship (1991). 2nd place in the Reisinger (2016), and the Vanderbilt (2009, 2012, 2015). Several wins in national swiss and pair events. WBF World Grand Master
Regular Bridge Partners
Brian Platnick
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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Matt Blakeley's bidding problem: AJxx Kxxx xx AQx
This may be the best comment ever.
Matt Blakeley's bidding problem: AJxx Kxxx xx AQx
Keycard response with ten trump
Another advantage of showing the Queen is that if partner has it then he will know you that you have 6 trumps, and that might help him bid a grand.
Martin Lindfors's bidding problem: KQJ7543 AJ --- KJ72
This is a clear 1 opening playing precision.
Sathya Bettadapura's bidding problem: AK3 A732 3 AKQJ5
I am not a fan of 2NT. Partner might think that you are competing with 4 and 6. Not to mention, how is partner to know that Qxx xx xxxxx xxx is enough for game to be cold?
Mark Jones's bidding problem: A53 876 T843 KQ9
3. We could easily have a slam here. I would not stop short of 5.
Shawn Drenning's bidding problem: A5 K732 8 K97653
If you play this convention, you need to discuss ahead of time how to unwind your suits. Make sure you also discuss how to unwind your suits if opener bids 3 in front of you. The trend among American experts is to play that 2NT on this auction is ...
Wayne Burrows's bidding problem: QT QT654 KJ96 T6
I would not have overcalled 1. Maybe that should be a bidding problem.
Double Confusion
NABC Appeal
7. Once partner asks directly for the queen and I say yes, we are forced to slam. Partner bidding anything other than 6 (or 6nt) shows all of the keycards. Since I can count 12 tricks and there are many chances for 13, I would commit the hand ...

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