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John Hoffman
John Hoffman
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Member Since
April 21, 2012
Last Seen
4 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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BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
Michael Rosenberg - John Hoffman
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Jeff Bayone's bidding problem: T64 5 KJT97654 A
A-third of spades and stiff club clearly has a higher upside than the actual hand. I would pass and hope partner has useful spades, but would not object strongly to a 1D opening in that case.
Nigel Kearney's bidding problem: J76 AKT98 T75 32
This problem is affected by agreement on the meaning of a 2NT overcall directly over 2S.
Dick Bruno's bidding problem: A4 AQ4 AKT43 AK4
After a 4S cue bid, I'm curious what might be expected from a partner who probably has no first or second round control outside of hearts.
Robert Thorstad's bidding problem: A52 A53 T2 AJT63
In the absence of a Gambling 3NT opening, I am expecting a diamond suit that is missing at least one honor.
Patrick Gaudart's bidding problem: K K9842 AK8652 K
I'm planning to bid 5H over 4S even if partner does double 4S. I expect that to be a transfer to 5S doubled some of the time.
For the Throat
Page 2: change "more freely han usual" to "more freely than usual"
XY NT by a passed hand
In Warped 2/1, 2D XYZ by a passed responder is a natural nonforcing invite after opener rebids 1NT. It is still game forcing if opener's rebid was a suit.
John Ferman's bidding problem: Q976 KQJT87654 --- ---
6H might end up being a transfer to 7 of their minor, which might or might not be a cheap save against 5H.
Andy Stark's bidding problem: AQ4 Q873 5 AQJ86
I am expecting partner not to have a 4 card major.
Shawn Drenning's bidding problem: 98742 A3 Q94 QT5
In Warped 2/1, Good/Bad 2NT applies after partner opens 1 of a suit and RHO jumps to 2 of a suit. Showing competitive vs. invitational in opener's suit is more important (and perhaps more freqent) than an invitational 2NT.

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