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Joseph Viola
Joseph Viola
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Member Since
May 20, 2011
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United States of America

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What should E play after partner leads AC and why
When we played this hand, my partner led the K (our usual agreement is A from AK). I played the J, and she switched to 2. I won the Q but didn't catch the alarm clock (no excuse) and returned a , so 4 made 5.
Refresher help in fundamental principles
Being in a 6-1 fit is not a bad day. Being in a 5-1 fit is a bad day. With a weak hand it is often right to bid 2. If opener has 3, great. Otherwise, your long may take tricks in 2 but not in ...
Bridge Players and the movie world
I haven't seen Peter Schneider mentioned. Disney vice president. Bridge world champion -- 2005 Transnational Teams.
What does 3 diamonds tell you?
Sounds like a splinter to me. 2 gives room for partner to show a stopper. Your partner should have opened 2NT (and gone down 2) like I did.
Swiss teams - with hand records, bridgemates and less waiting time - it IS possible!
Of course, the 3rd place team would not appreciate being unable to move up in the last match. Since the first place team had a significant lead after five matches, a match between the 2nd & 3rd place teams (who hadn't played each other) would have been more interesting and ...
Alert Procedure After Misbid
After the auction, if our side declares, should I tell the opponents about the misbid?
Am I insane,or is my partner?
Is 2 natural alertable?
1m - (P) - 2M -- Best use
One partner suggested: 1m-2 = constructive raise 1m-2 = reverse Flannery, 5 & 4|5 4-8 hcp This sounds good to me, but it hasn't come up enough for me to have a strong opinion.
Joseph Viola's bidding problem: AKJxxx Ax Txxx x
I posted this because I may have created a BIT problem for partner. I was the 4NT bidder, and I broke tempo before bidding 5. My hand was 9xx-Kx-AKxx-AKTx. I carelessly thought that partner may have zero KCs. But then he opened with no As or Ks. Could I ...
Joseph Viola's bidding problem: --- AKQ5 J92 KQ9653
I was the 3NT bidder and held Kxx Jxx AKxx ATx. Partner passed and after a lead away from the A, I made 7 for above average. I agree with partner's pass.

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