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Joshua Donn
Joshua Donn
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Basic Information

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

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.

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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
Emerald Life Master
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William Kochneff's bidding problem: 3 AT5 AQ62 AKQ74
3NT by partner was way off base. Partner is really just good enough to bid RKC for clubs after 3.
Treatments over 1NT with 5-card major
There are several advantages to 2N puppet, but I’m sure the most important by far is that the opponents don’t have an artificial suit bid to double for the lead.
Follow ups to 2NT overcall of weak 2
Something like transfer lebensohl works pretty well. Of course parts of this could be rearranged to taste. 2M - 2N - P - 3: Relay to 3. You can pass, sign off in the other major, cuebid their suit to show both minors, or bid 3N or higher as good with ...
how do you bid this hand?
In fairness, it seems the holdings where it’s right to declare with Ax require more specific cards opposite. Including QJ doubleton as well.
(1H) P (1S) P (2H) X = ?
I think it's a vocal majority when the response is 1NT. As far as I know, all these are totally standard to play as penalty. Not only that, they do come up with some regularity, and they tend to get nice penalties when they occur. When the response is ...
Assign the blame missed slam - 1
We haven’t discussed a nuanced 4 call. We have discussed forcing pass auctions. This whole digression is starting to remind me why I rarely post any more...
More judging!
Michael, I have certainly posted “duds” before, where the answer didn’t seem obvious to me but got a huge majority vote one way or the other. I don’t give someone blame for posting a problem with an obvious answer no matter which player they are.
Anyone who is found to have cheated in an ACBL sanctioned event, at any level, should be banned from the ACBL and ANY ACBL-sanctioned event, permanently.
This is a clearly awful idea.
Assign the blame missed slam - 1
I told you what it was. Why is that being debated? Both players understood the sequence as a slam try.
Assign the blame missed slam - 2
Personally I would either overcall 1NT or double first, whatever fit my range better, with that sort of hand.

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