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Joshua Donn
Joshua Donn
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 3, 2010
Last Seen
41 minutes 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.

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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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Small Sectional Swiss Team Event
Anyone? I don't think it's even uncommon any more for events to get cancelled at sectionals and regionals because not enough teams show up.
What should N/S have done?
I wasn't even thinking about who makes what when I commented, just looking at their individual hands. When I talk about south bidding if north did pass (which obviously he shouldn't here), it's hardly with the idea of finding game. And a club lead against 4 ...
What should N/S have done?
North should double 1 then act again. Given the pass, it also wouldn't be a crime for south to sometimes bid 2 over 2. That sort of bid is situational. I do it when I believe I can get away with it.
Ulrich Voigt's bidding problem: AK2 AJT3 KQJ86 A
Hard one because we could be down already or lay down for a grand, nor do we know what suit we should play in. I would think 5 agrees spades so that is risky. I will just bid 5NT pick a slam and hope I did ok.
Convention Chart Revisions
Well done changing the names. Much clearer now.
What is you plan?
Force to game. With partner over the opener, the ace of each major is already just about enough.
Continuations after showing 1=3=5=4
I think playing the first two bids as RKC for clubs and for diamonds is completely fine. You don't need anything more. For sure you don't need to try and play in the major fragment after the 3NT bid.
Weak raise of Doubled Major Alertable?
If you are playing "standard" here, a raise is roughly 6-10 could be less if you feel like it. If you play transfers, a raise is roughly 3-7 could be less if you feel like it. Obviously that will vary by player or partnership, but that is my basic impression ...
ATB : Expensive Misdefense
Yeah that's the whole point. Why would partner be leading a club from the king? It just makes no sense at all.
ATB : Expensive Misdefense
David is being kind. I think it would be quite hopeless for south to do anything but win the club and play one back. In fact, given the auction (note north's double despite a clear lack of high cards) and the lead, I think it's nearly a double ...

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