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John Diamond
John Diamond
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Member Since
April 26, 2011
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3 hours ago
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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
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Allan Simon's bidding problem: AKJ8 AJ7 Q753 Q5
Because that's what most people play on this side of the pond.
Allan Simon's bidding problem: AKJ8 AJ7 Q753 Q5
Guilty as charged. Partner will assume that the bids have the same meaning as if the auction had gone 2NT - 3 - 3 with no interference and that 3 = artificial slam try in . Yes, you could bid 4 to show a slam try in , but ...
Missed game - who was more responsible
I wouldn't be in this position (having opened a 15-17 NT).
Was this a fielded psyche and is the psychic bidder allowed to coach his client when the director is called?
Kit, you said 'I doubt if the pro ever told the client "when I bid 3NT, you pass".' Well, Kit, I strongly suspect that that is exactly what the pro told the client. How else could the pro possibly risk bidding 1? If the client bids 1 over ...
Was this a fielded psyche and is the psychic bidder allowed to coach his client when the director is called?
Yes, Danny, I agree. I wasn't suggesting that this hand was a splinter, and I don't think that Steve Bloom was either.
Was this a fielded psyche and is the psychic bidder allowed to coach his client when the director is called?
This looks to me like a controlled psyche, and that this pair has the secret agreement that you cannot pull 3NT on this auction. And maybe East isn't allowed to splinter over 1, as Steve Bloom points out.
Director call - have I missed something?
You did nothing wrong. If you had played the Jack, they would have chastised you for not playing the queen. Your RHO made a hopeless play, and he took it out on you. And the director penalized you for being young.
Joshua Donn's bidding problem: Jx xx Jxx AKT9xx
There is no way you held the South hand.
How off-shape is your takeout double of Precision 1D (2+)?
I would double a precision 1 with exactly the same shapes as I would double a standard 1, which includes 4432 and 3343.
take-out doubles??
If you don't double the first time with 4333, then you won't be able show your values later in the auction unless partner bids freely, and you could miss a game because of it. You might also lose a part score swing by not doubling; however you might ...
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