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Jonathan Weinstein
Jonathan Weinstein
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Member Since
Aug. 4, 2010
Last Seen
Nov. 17
Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
semis of USBC 2010; 2nd in imp pairs 2007, NAP-A 2009
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ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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Road to the GNT Final Four, R8 Q4
The club combination on the second board is pretty cool… I don’t have time to write it up today but maybe someone will.
Report on Vote on Tie-breaking & follow up vote
Eric, this is the same as a .5-imp carryover from the round robin. Does it make it more palatable to put it that way? The Bermuda Bowl has had much more substantial carryovers in many iterations of their CoC, so I would think a .5-imp carryover is reasonable.
Road to the GNT Final Four R8 Q2
On #28, 7NT is a small bit better than 7 because you can always test the diamonds while you still have a club entry (though it has a losing case also, when South has a small stiff diamond and at most 2 trumps.) If partner had xx or x ...
Overtricks at Imps
Kit Woolsey’s comment on this thread is by far the most instructive. Distinguishing a 5-10% risk from a 20% risk is hard work, you’ll do it wrong sometimes, and when you do it right you’ve spent a lot of mental energy for a very small expected gain ...
Jonathan Weinstein's lead problem: T4 QT J643 J9632
Yeah I thought so too. Cost a regional event unfortunately, in the last round of a Swiss. Just needed some reassurance. FWIW lefty did not have the slam try the auction seemed to indicate… she had barely enough to bid game, and it so happened righty had AKJxxx and ...
Thank you Richard Pavlicek!
The principle is that at the "phantom table" where the board wasn't played, the result would have been equally likely to be any of the actual results *including yours*. So 1/17 of the time you would push against a phantom clone of yourselves, hence you were (1/17 ...
If you play professionally
I think the 1994 champs fit this description? Great story. That was right after I joined ACBL, I think I read about it in the first bulletin I ever got.
Trick 12 Decision
Kit, That’s a valuable general rule about it being okay to win the A slowly, but this hand is a rare exception! It would obviously be mandatory to win from ATx, so if East won the ace slowly from Axx, declarer would get it right. A near-equivalent situation arose ...
Three Recent Deals
Actually, on #2, once the heart distribution is revealed, there simply isn’t any normal hand for declarer to have. Q ATx AJ9xx T9xx is the closest, and that’s a pretty horrid opening bid! So maybe Ron actually worked out that this hand was likely. He might have been ...
Tie breaking in USBC KO matches
Hi, I’m glad to see Peter bring this up. I strongly support tiebreaking rather than overtime, for all the reasons already mentioned. Any long match that ends in single digits is essentially a coin flip anyway. (I have also long thought overtime is too long in many sports such ...

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