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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.


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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What is this double?
That is nuts. It is way safer to double a round earlier. There is no such thing as prebalancing on a misfit auction.
What is this double?
I do not understand how this can possibly be takeout after not making a takeout double for the same suits a round earlier, at a lower level, by a passed hand.
Yusuf Sohtorik's bidding problem: KJT7 7 KQJ9764 7
Bridge is Sixty Percent Bidding?
The swing can also be from the bidding if the contract is the same. Did we right side, did they make a cue bid we got to double for the lead, did we reveal our distribution on the way, etc.
ATB Precision auction at Matchpoints
So much was wrong, but north didn’t bid nearly enough. He can even open 4 in fourth seat. Ace of hearts alone is decent play for game.
Tell Me I'm Right
8-12 I think.
Beat 3NT!
Also true
Beat 3NT!
I didn’t find it easy at all to construct a hand where a heart shift gives the 9th trick. The only one I came up with (see my comment above) involved a weird line of play, partner raising a balanced 3 count, and declarer was cold anyway with a ...
New Go Program
Kit, I think you are exactly backwards, and your example shows why. Yes, human experts would often find that play (though often they wouldn't find it I think, but never mind). But a computer should not only be able to simulate the best play in the club suit, it ...
Beat 3NT!
Click "next" to see partner's play (although we don't know our carding!) Anyway I don't think partner's play turns out to have been especially meaningful in this instance.

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