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John Hoffman
John Hoffman
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Member Since
April 21, 2012
Last Seen
8 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I started playing bridge when 6 high card points was the minimum for a one level response. I followed my parents' advice ("Never become a bridge pro"), and became a software professional instead, specializing in build, release, and infrastructure.

I compete well at times against high level opposition if I maintain focus and personal energy at the table. Play 2/1 with lots of gadgets, some borrowed and some home grown. Favorites include Good-Bad 2N, XYZ, Non-serious 3N. 

United States of America

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Some help needed.
Support double on through the suit below 2 of our major. Double of a cue bid of our major shows 3 card support with any range, or 4 card support with less than an invite.
1 Major-1NT in 2/1
Semi-forcing has the advantage that the next opponent does not know if opener will give them another chance to bid.
Revoke Prevention Responsibility
Are you consistently asking every time they fail to follow for the first time? Possibly extreme example: NT contract, and everyone follows to the first three rounds, then declarer plays the 13th card in the suit.
Ron Smith's bidding problem: J98642 AJT43 A K
3H bidders appear to be hoping for exactly 3 hearts in partner's hand and an opening lead that is not a heart.
Revoke Prevention Responsibility
I do not see a logical difference between using the stop card some of the time and asking "no more (whatever)?" some of the time. Yes, the law is not the same in both cases, but the result is.
Charley James 1952-2017
Here's a huggggggg. Charley was a great fit for you.
John Torrey's bidding problem: 7 AJ8 AJ76 QJT95
I'm ok with a 1N rebid after 1S but perhaps this is not appropriate for beginners.
Register online for FREE KO at Nashua, NH Regional June 24-25
Great catch, Debbie!
Register online for FREE KO at Nashua, NH Regional June 24-25
hi Tim, Thanks for bringing back memories of my re-entry into tournament bridge in the Boston area in the late 1980's. The high point probably was playing on a Flight B knockout team in the 1991 Keohane Individual Regional. As I recall, there were 71 teams in Flight B ...
Rafael Sacramento's bidding problem: Axx AKxxx xx xxx
A good hand for XYZ (but you already knew that)

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