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John Hoffman
John Hoffman
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Member Since
April 21, 2012
Last Seen
3 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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ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
Michael Rosenberg - John Hoffman
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Jack Campbell's bidding problem: T8743 J97 Q5 AKQ
I'm more concerned about 3 losers in hearts than the quality of the spade suit.
Deb Dhar's bidding problem: K93 T98 QT8 A532
Constructive raise by a passed hand is a very uncommon agreement. In all of my partnerships, we raise directly with 3 card support and less than an invite. In this context, I think the appropriate range for Reverse Drury starts at a good 9 points. This hand qualifies despite the ...
David Parsons's bidding problem: AT3 K9652 A84 T6
Double for the lead. Hope this is an improvement over a lead.
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: x KJxx AKJT Q963
Without Good Bad 2NT, the key is to bid 3 with good tempo. I would also bid 3 in tempo with the same shape and 3 or 4 fewer high card points in the side suits.
Master as a racist term
I think the most obvious issue with master is when it is used explicitly in conjunction with slave. We have a lot of this in software and in control systems. We definitely are overdue for discussion and change in this specific context. I think master, when used to describe proficiency ...
Toby Curtis's bidding problem: 98754 AKQ AK6 T2
I think 2NT, ostensibly a game force with 4+ trumps, is worth considering, but I did not vote for it.
Kevin O'Dea's bidding problem: 4 AK82 T5 KJT764
Negative double puts the heart suit in play before the likely spade bounce on your left.
Joe Aronson's bidding problem: AQJ9 K9 A84 AJ84
Looks like a good opening lead problem against 2.
Three card limit+ raise over 1M - (X)
I play transfer responses over the double in some partnerships, but they start with redouble as a transfer to 1S, etc. This was suggested by Dave Waterman.
Keith Connolly's bidding problem: T82 2 KT764 AK94
I might fish for 3NT if I had 5 or 6 tricks ready to go. Regardless, the honor showing redouble gives the defense too much of an edge in that strain. I'm hoping partner can handle the hearts, while making good use of my entries and controls in the ...

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