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John Diamond
John Diamond
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 26, 2011
Last Seen
March 19
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I am a former trader and computer programmer.  I live in Florida with my wife and my two young 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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Would you ever refuse to play a particular opponent?
I would not play against the anti-matter version of myself.
Mark Whitman's bidding problem: 985 AJ2 KJ763 AT
You are right on the money, Mark. Partner's 2 bid didn't even show 5. I would be nervous about making a 2-level support double with this hand (but I would do it). I don't buy West's argument that he has to compete here because partner ...
Robert Gellner's bidding problem: AQJ --- J764 AK9632
David Yates's bidding problem: A94 AKQ95 Q65 T8
With this hand I would bid 1NT. With almost the exact hand, I would pass.
Rafael Sacramento's bidding problem: AKQT432 A6 AQ6 2
How would you have acted?
Richard, "full details as required by the regulations in force" sounds to me like minimal disclosure, not full disclosure.
How would you have acted?
Tom, this is about full disclosure, not about making sure that declarer doesn't have a brain fart.
How would you have acted?
(1) - 2 natural is alertable
How would you have acted?
judicial activism
How would you have acted?
You absolutely did the right thing by telling your screen mate what your partner's double meant. If you know that your screen mate has misunderstood your or your partner's call, and you don't set him straight, I would rule against you in a committee.

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