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John Diamond
John Diamond
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 26, 2011
Last Seen
5 hours 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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YAC (Yet another claim)
Nedju, There is a problem on this hand. Declarer didn't see it. If he did see it, then he woudln't have claimed. Even with correct play, he is going down more than 1/3 of the time. I know exactly what happened here. Declarer had 2 "aces" in ...
YAC (Yet another claim)
Nedju, my initial thought when I first saw this problem was the same as yours. But as I thought more about it, I see it as Pavlicek and Rosenberg do. Claiming in 7 when it is far from clear that he has the rest of the tricks, suggests that ...
YAC (Yet another claim)
Because clubs will only break 4-3 62% of the time. Who would claim a contract knowing that his claim is only good 5/8 of the time? Declarer's claim suggests that he was going to draw trumps, and that he did not realize that he had no entries left ...
YAC (Yet another claim)
And HH's partner, the Secretary Bird, would demand that no finesses be taken after the claim.
YAC (Yet another claim)
You're right, Richard. I changed my mind after reading what you wrote.
YAC (Yet another claim)
Smith Echo Situation
Jordan, Partner will only play the queen next if he led from a 3-card suit.
Smith Echo Situation
8 at trick 2 promises the J. Since there are 3 spades in dummy, you could also smith with 5 spades, since then you would know that partner had led a 3-card suit, and will play the Queen next.
Rohit Gupta's bidding problem: T86 A6 98654 AK7
I saw someone else vote for 5 and I joined in.
JoAnn Sprung's bidding problem: AKJx Qxx T QJT97
I am stunned that there are so many votes for 2.

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