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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 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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Forcing or not?
I play 2 as artificial game force, and am sure that is right (or at least, clearly better than 1 round force).
Craig Biddle's bidding problem: 973 K84 K95 AT75
Seems crazy to me for 1NT to promise a spade stopper. Balanced hands have to be able to bid notrump at a low level. And it’s not even risky after RHO didn’t bid 1.
Couldn't locate the 4-4 fit after a simple auction
If south had passed, which feels wrong to me but double also seems like a better hand, north could double, south 2, etc. I don’t see what west’s actions have to do with it. I interpret the question as asking what north and south could/should have ...
Couldn't locate the 4-4 fit after a simple auction
Seems fine through 2. Then north bids 2, south 4, etc. or south might just bid 3 and north 4. But mainly 3 instead of 2 caused this.
Help withMichaels Auctions
I don’t like 2 at all. This is exactly the kind of hand to go for a huge number with these awful suits and hand. And being so minimal means you will often be outbid, and you just helped the opponents play the hand too much. I think ...
Unblock or Count
Yes normally against notrump. The king simply gets partner to discourage and you don’t learn anything.
Unblock or Count
I would think lead the queen so partner will simply encourage with the 10
Wayne Burrows's bidding problem: QT74 --- AQT AQJT96
I think 5 may take some skill and/or luck to make. Maybe partner has something like Axxx KJxxxx xxx -.
San Diego NABC Appeals Casebook with commentary available online
I won’t get too involved except to say this. I have experience playing with Roger, and I absolutely guarantee he was going to double 3. At matchpoints and BAM he is the most aggressive lead directing doubler I have ever played with, or against for that matter. The ...
Which game is least bad?
3NT is the only one that might actually be cold, the only one that has just one suit that might be the killing lead, and is worth an extra imp. Seems like a no-brainer.

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