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Larry Cohen
Larry Cohen
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 19, 2010
Last Seen
28 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Writer
about me

Professional Bridge writer and teacher and ex-player.

Not-professional golfer.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Representing U.S. in Ireland against Europe
Bridge Accomplishments
25 National Titles including 4 Blue Ribbon Pairs
Regular Bridge Partners
Marty Bergen, David Berkowitz
Favorite Tournaments
6-Session NABC Pair Games
Favorite Conventions
Anything useful that is not accident-prone or memory-intensive
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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BW 2/1: Opener's Raise to 3m
The premise (original) proposes: "let's assume that responder's 2 (or 2) is typically at least 4 cards in length..." I also "assume" that a 1 opening shows 5, but I would open 1 with: 2 AKQ10 87632 A32. I "assume" a 1NT opening is ...
BW 2/1: Opener's 2NT Rebid
"As the Organizers have stated, it's essentially for two players, getting together and sitting down for the first round, to say "We play BW" and launch into the game." -- Exactly. 5 seconds of discussion and play bridge. Long-time regular partnerships, professional partnerships, Blue-Ribbon Pairs finalists, will likely want much ...
BW 2/1: Opener's "High Reverse"
Several times in each thread one of us has stated that our conclusion will be based on the polls and comments, while also trying to avoid inconsistencies (we want to present a playable simple system).
A New Blue Ribbon Pair, II
When I did this (in 2007) I got permission from the Directors and swore I would pick 2 deals at random and stick with them (to me, there is no such thing as a boring deal, anyway.) Even if it was 1N-3N at every table, there would be something to ...
BW 2/1: Opener's 2M Rebid
NO gadgets! KISS. This entire discussion is for the purpose of a quick, sit-down and just play bridge. Not for serious long-term partnerships trying to win the Bermuda Bowl.
BW 2/1: Opener's 2M Rebid
I have no agenda here regarding "LC Standard." LC Standard is a compilation of my personal preferences. This poll series is to produce a consensus system. Granted, many of these poll questions (this one included) are inter-related. How you answer what a 2NT rebid (or a "high reverse") shows (in ...
Bridge in a day
This is a joke, right? Stayman and transfers on Day 1? Not to mention "McKendrick???" Signalling? How about an ace beats a king. Define "declarer" and "dummy" and who makes the opening lead. How to win a trick and who leads to the next trick. Eventually, if it is a ...
When I used to attend bridge tournaments, the important things to me were: 1) Good playing space/conditions (meaning 70-75 degrees F, drinking water available, good bathroom facilities near playing area, quiet). 2) Easy, fast places to eat within walking distance. 3) Reasonable housing -- within walking distance. As to ambiance ...
To Show or Not To Show?
I plan to go by feel each cruise. Maybe alternate (on one day, off the other) if there seems to be a 50-50 split of opinion. Nice to have read the debate here -- I am well armed to argue either side now. ;)
To Show or Not To Show?
Yes Roger -- I was looking for wisdom. On most issues, I tend to see both sides -- same as here. I did expect the BW community (more experienced players) to lean towards "OFF" -- but not by as much as they did. I plan to write an article about this. Also, I ...

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