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Jon Gassaway
Jon Gassaway
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 26, 2017
Last Seen
6 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I live in Beaverton, Oregon with my lovely wife and two kids. I currently am spending lots of time being a dad, which I greatly enjoy.   My most recent career was as a winemaker, making big red blends from Washington grapes.  It turns out that sharing wine with others brings me so much joy that I dropped the idea of running my own commercial venture.  

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Having a laugh with my friends at the bridge table.
Bridge Accomplishments
Finishing 2nd in the 2018 NAP flight C and 3rd/4th in the GNT with my partner, Roger.
Regular Bridge Partners
Roger Thomas
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Ace of Clubs, Portland Bridge Club
Favorite Tournaments
North American Pairs and the Grand National Teams.
Favorite Conventions
Wine science conventions
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Non Life Master
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Jon Gassaway's bidding problem: AK752 A76 A983 A
We used a 20 VP scale, and we were vulnerable. What percent grand slam do we need before it is profitable/smart to bid? We were unlikely to be doubled, and the worst-case is probably -200. I guess the other factors is that we entered the final round in fourth ...
Jon Gassaway's bidding problem: AK752 A76 A983 A
East's hand is Qx KQxx kJ10x KQ10 Our control bid style is to initially show 1st or 2nd round controls. Any suggestions on bidding beyond 3D? BTW, we ended up in a clunky auction getting to 7NT, and went down after losing to the queen of diamonds. Thanks for ...
Jon Gassaway's bidding problem: K53 863 AJT8 AK4
These are some good ideas. Thank you!
Jon Gassaway's bidding problem: K53 863 AJT8 AK4
Yes, I agree. I am just not sure what are some common agreement structures for this scenario.
Jon Gassaway's bidding problem: QJx x Kxx AKxxxx
For those of you voting for the 2S opener rebid in scenario 1. I see value in the ruffing potential of the short hearts. At low level contracts, a 4-3 spade fit is less likely to be an issue. As the bidding escalates to game or slam level, it would ...
Jon Gassaway's bidding problem: QJx x Kxx AKxxxx
Thanks for your response. Scenario 2: Our partnership style is that we tend to bypass a longer minor to bid a 4-card major unless our hand is strong enough for game. So given this style, how would you proceed as opener having 3=4=2=4 or 3=4=3 ...
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