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John Hoffman
John Hoffman
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Member Since
April 21, 2012
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Aug. 19
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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. 

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United States of America

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hoffmanj
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Gold Life Master
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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)
Dave Waterman's bidding problem: AK6 AJT JT9743 A
In Warped 2/1, 2C rebid by opener after a 1D opening is Cole (an artificial one round force showing about 16+ points). We added this gadget specifically for death hands (but it has many other use cases).
Daniel Lyder's bidding problem: AKJ Q9xx J AKQxx
In Warped 2/1, 3D rebid by opener shows an invite or better with a singleton or void. Responder has plenty of room to ask for shortness, and get more information after that. In some sequences, responder can surrender captaincy. 4D is a void showing splinter.
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: AQ5 AKQ63 943 63
This hand looks like a sound invite after the 1S response. I would rather bid 3S than 2S or 2D. All of those choices make an original 1N opener look better all the time. Extra action for 1N if you play 3C as Puppet Stayman.
Tom Edwards's bidding problem: AQT7 4 KJ853 K84
I expect the responsive doubler not to have as many as 4 spades. I am ok with doubling with 3 or more in the unbid major and ok with partner bidding with 4 cards in that major (even at the 3 level). This approach works well with classic on-shape doubles ...
Abraham Fisher's bidding problem: AKQ9 AQ93 43 KT6
For most of us, 2H shows a 4th heart and about 13-16 points in support (i.e. competitive not invitational). We could go down in 3H, but partner could also have 7 or 8 points in support, in which case we want to be in game.
Patrick Bocken's bidding problem: --- QTxxx AKxxx QTx
I expect East will raise to 4S (if not higher) so I'm bidding 4S now while I have a chance. This will not show the void, and gives up on hearts, but it gives us some chance of declaring at the right level in diamonds.
Ulf Nilsson's bidding problem: A74 AK AQ73 QT92
In Warped 2/1, 4C over a preemptive 3S by RHO is a slam try in hearts whenever hearts have been bid or implied by our side (and the 4C bidder has not precluded slam interest by a previous call). So this is an easy pass of 4H.
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