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Joshua Donn
Joshua Donn
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 3, 2010
Last Seen
4 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I love bridge, but my daughter ranks higher. A year and a half old, and she already knows every letter in the alphabet and can count to 14. Sometimes she skips 4 or 5 but we are working on it.


I nearly flunked out of college playing so much, won a few things, left my job to play professionally, and haven't looked back. Even my family has mostly come on board. I also do some work for BBO.


I like kibitzing and talking about hands with great players. When I do l, I always try to learn something.


Check out the book at the link below! More to come.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning the Blue Ribbon Pairs with Clee!
Bridge Accomplishments
World Junior Team champion 2006, 3x NABC champion
Regular Bridge Partners
Roger Lee, Sally Meckstroth, Drew Casen, Sheri Winestock, Barbara Kasle, Brenda Jacobus, many others.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Las Vegas Bridge World
Favorite Tournaments
Pretty much all as long as I am playing
Favorite Conventions
Support doubles, 5NT pick-a-slam, weak 2 bid in diamonds
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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An Absurd ACBL Procedure
I literally told them which table to bring it to and pointed to it. If this would lead to a screw up then being a caddy is even harder than I realized.
An Absurd ACBL Procedure
At a regional a couple weeks ago, I asked a caddy to deliver them for me. They said they were not allowed (!) to deliver boards in a round robin match. How is that for madness?
ATB - aggressive slam bidding
Oh I thought south had transferred haha. I will leave my comment here but obviously my example hands need 4 spades. Oops
ATB - aggressive slam bidding
Blaming north for the 1NT opening is ridiculous. Over 5 I think both players messed up. It seems south clearly needs a heart control, and north doesn’t have it. But even if north does have it, south did enough with 5 and can just bid 5 ...
Steve Zolotow's bidding problem: J4 KQ4 AK74 J742
I think 2NT is a standout, on the assumption you have some sort of followups over it. At least opener should be able to show a shortage. Every time we reach 3NT anyway, which is usually, we only help the opponents by bidding more slowly. Note also Jx of spades ...
1NT opening 15-17
The reasons I stated are excellent reasons to play a weak notrump. But there are other reasons not to. Mainly that there are clear advantages, especially in competition, to having your balanced hands be either weak or strong when you open with one of a suit.
Is it really just 37%?
A 3-3 break is 35.53% A 3-3 break when all you know is another suit already broke 3-3 is 37.15% (so your calculation is correct) A 3-3 break when all you know is two other suits already broke 3-3 is 40.79% (so your calculation is correct again ...
1NT opening 15-17
Opening 1NT is a tremendous preempt. It’s very hard for the opponents to bid accurately over it. Opening 1NT also hides your hand well. They don’t know about your shape and often make the wrong lead or switch. Those two factors are huge. And they don’t change ...
System on after balancing 2NT
Same system you use after 2x 2n p
Active Un-ethics ??
It just says appear to study your hand. Studying their hand, even when they don't have a problem, is a habit most players could stand to do a lot more of.

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