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John Stiefel
John Stiefel
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Member Since
Jan. 14, 2011
Last Seen
June 28
Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
Barry - Jay
2 over 1
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Doug Doub - John Stiefel
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Geof Brod - John Stiefel
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Lloyd Arvedon - Jay Stiefel
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Rich DeMartino - Jay Stiefel
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2/1, weak NT, 5-card majors
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Pat McDevitt - Jay Stiefel
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Arrogant or Obvious
My recollection is that he had a 4-4 fit and the suit split 4-1. He stated "I'm good if the suit is 3-2" and the opps were silent.
Lynn Deas R.I.P.
Nice person and great player. I will miss her and so will we all.
My Subjective 'Solution' to "The Greatest Play"
Wouldn't it be sad if East plays the J to the Q and A - and then West concedes since he "knows" declarer started with K9xxxx of spades?
Super Acceptance after 1NT Opening and Minor Suit Transfer
I played 4 days in Orlando and it came up twice.
It Hesitated. Should I Shoot Myself?
I have a clear 2S bid (after passing 1S), so I make it. If ( and only if) opps mention my partner's hesitation, I acknowleget it.
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
I wouldn't have been that hard to signal shortness with some sort of code. That would help with "competitive judgement" and finding the A of clubs lead in the hand Jack Oust gives.
How Unusual is this Hand
good points, David and Brian. I will revise my calculation - or perhaps I'll just look at Richard's reference. Thanks for sharing.
How Unusual is this Hand
Hi Alan - the probability of a hand like this occurring is 13/13 time 12/13 times .......1/13. So it's 13!/13^13 or 13 factorial divided by 13 to the 13th power or 1 in 20,559,698.25. So it is rarer than 1 in 10 ...
Forcing Pass or Not?
not forcing. My rule is "if we show game values based on high cards and they outbid us, we aren't going to let them play undoubled; but if it's not clear whose hand it is, we can sell out."
Who shows the 4CM?
In short, responsibility to find the 4-4 major fit rests with responder. Opener's 2NT shows both majors stopped.

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