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Joshua Donn
Joshua Donn
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 3, 2010
Last Seen
3 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.

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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
Diamond Life Master
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In the Well: Jeff Meckstroth
Hey Meck, I will join in this. A question, a comment, and a story. Q: After 1NT (2) showing something other than majors, like single suit or clubs + another, I thought it was ubiquitous to play systems on with double as stayman, and that "everyone" does it (maybe because ...
Overcalling 1NT with a singleton
Drew stop picking up these hands! That is your problem. Of course I would let everyone bid however they want. But bridgewise I almost completely stopped overcalling 1N with the small singleton. The 5-1 fit (or I have to bid 2N opposite nothing) always sucked for me. It sounds here ...
Solution to High-Level Defense Problem
It only matter if diamonds are 4-2. In that case RHO can hold 8 Hxxx combos, one HH combo.
Solution to High-Level Defense Problem
What Bill said. Boye told a friend of mine that is how he got it right. I tend to believe in this inference, considering that playing to drop the diamond on the second round is otherwise 8 to 1 against by my calculation. I didn't mean to be so ...
Solution to High-Level Defense Problem
It's funny you posted this, because it's not the only such example from this year's Vanderbilt. This one was brought to my attention in Kansas City. It was declared by a familiar face. ...
Vanderbilt Seeding Disaster
I was waiting for this to happen...
Vanderbilt Seeding Disaster
Sure, he had to start early to amass all his seeding points.
Vanderbilt Seeding Disaster
I heard Josh Donn killed JFK
Is the Math Correct? Negative Adjustments in the Seeding Points for Vandy
The problem is that when you adjust seeding points inaccurately, you are also punishing the opponents of the players who were adjusted.
Joshua Donn's bidding problem: Ax J Q9xxx AQTxx
4 planning to pass 4?

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