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Joshua Donn
Joshua Donn
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 3, 2010
Last Seen
an hour 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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Do you duck and then the plan?
I know, it's a play problem, but I think it is 100% wrong for north to do anything but rebid 3NT directly over 1NT, and likewise equally as clear for north to pass south's 3NT on the actual auction (notwithstanding that obviously you could construct hands where 4 ...
What's the best result you've lost IMPs on (or worst you've gained on)?
-690 for 2NTX making at my table won at BAM with +710.
The responsibilities of bridge professionals
'I think it reasonable to expect that ̶p̶r̶o̶f̶e̶s̶s̶i̶o̶n̶a̶l̶s̶ ALL BRIDGE PLAYERS will make themselves aware of the regulations pertaining to the event in which they are playing (and of course adhere to them) and will also follow the ...
Yordan Boychev's bidding problem: AQ4 K8 872 QJ983
2 might work great. Until the day your partner makes a splinter bid in clubs.
Yordan Boychev's bidding problem: AQ4 K8 872 QJ983
I would rebid 2. I don't see why we can't belong in hearts. And I don't think your auction is very different from 1 (1) 3NT which sort of asks for a 'not-spade lead' as well, which will be a diamond lead in practice ...
Yordan Boychev's bidding problem: AQ4 K8 872 QJ983
xx Axxxxx x AKxx can be added to my file of hands where people go down in 3NT cold for slam. I am trying to figure out what can be gained by not bidding clubs. Do we expect a club lead if we hide them?
What is this pass-then-double?
Is there any reason that convention wouldn't also work for 1C 1D 2C and 1D 1H 2D? It seems to have more to do with there being no suit in between the suits they are bidding (which a bid in responder's suit would bypass) than it does the ...
Double Dummy problem from BBO practice
Any lead but a trump is 5 winners and 8 trumps, ruffing majors. On a trump lead you have to set up a long spade. To have enough entries you have to win in the long trump hand. Since one trump was led and two spades are ruffed, the AQJ ...
Which Way
Puppet stayman conceals whether opener has 4 cards in an irrelevant major. But opener confesses to minimum or maximum when responder doesn't care, so it does a worse job concealing that information. Of course, if this hand is a maximum then the opponents won't learn much anyway unless ...
Who gets to sleep on the couch?
You can play 2N then 3 weaker and 3 direct constructive. It's not perfect but even when playing scramble you are still half-playing lebensohl also. Undiscussed and without a general agreement to cover it, I would just assume natural. What sucks about this situation is that any ...

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