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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 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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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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Nickell vs. Lall - Board 111 - 7!S
Singleton T is roughly 6.25%. JT doubleton is roughly 6.67%. So the cutoff point is about 93-94% for how often the T is led from JT to make the two holdings equally likely.
Nickell vs. Lall - Board 111 - 7!S
I feel there is one thing important to point out as a practical or psychological matter, rather than mathematical. Right or wrong, my experience is that from JT doubleton of trumps, if they are leading it, experts lead the ten far more than half the time in general, and against ...
Carding Problem
I once posted to ask about a similar situation from the other side of the table not identical since dummy in that one had the high card, but the same idea of how to let partner know whether or not declarer will be overruffing.
Jyri Tamminen's bidding problem: T9754 A2 AT3 J97
I can't bear your system, sorry. Seems totally normal for me for double to just be an ambiguous game try, which is exactly what we hold. You don't seem to have any way to invite game without risking partner passing them doubled?
Unusual Avoidance
This hand shows, rather subtly, the reason why I don't like the rebid of the major to show 6. North's club raise sort of forced the partnership into a worse game - not only is 3NT cold, it will often score one or two overtricks. It would have even ...
Oh yeah! It started and growing!
Chalk me up as someone who reads opponents reasonably well at bridge but quite terribly at poker.
Everybody loves Spades
One time against good players (I swear, despite what happens on this hand), I held QJT J98xxx xxx x or something. At both tables it started with my LHO, 5, X. At the other table it continued P, 5 by my hand (I would have passed), P P ...
USBC round robin format
I believe the idea is to try and prevent “dumping” since you won’t know the standings near the end.
How to get to 4!h
I think you are underestimating how good 4 is. Far from 100% but way good enough that I would never want to miss it.
ATB: Missed Grand Slam
If 6 shows the king of spades, as it sounds like it may, north will not bid a grand on this hand as he will expect south to have something like AKx Jxxx Ax Kxxx. And north will bid it and go down with Qxx AKQxxx xx Ax for ...

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