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Leonard Helfgott
Leonard Helfgott
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 20, 2015
Last Seen
6 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning a 1981 Sectional against strong LMs for Intermediate Player of the Year---back in the day!
Regular Bridge Partners
Burrell Humphreys, Irwin Miller, Sue Fulton, Alex Salpeter, Ed Landau, Peter Stein,
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: 863 K742 KJ753 K
There is an old (very old) phrase: when in doubt “support with support”. I believe it has withstood the test of time.
Advancing Partner's 1N Overcall
How about Smolen Showing 4S&5H then after 3NT retransfer into hearts, showing 4-6 You will always get to 6-2. Worst case is 5-3 plays better. I give up on slam.
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: 863 K742 KJ753 K
Nick: I did say IMPLIES no fit but permissible with 3 cards and defensive values. IMO this eliminates 2NT as an option (I require 4 card support anyway, but if partner did it with Hxx I wouldn’t freak out) So it seems to boil down to including this as ...
Three card limit+ raise over 1M - (X)
Phil, Martin (and others): So consider a borderline hand with a lot of “mixed baggage”, i.e. after 1S-X- you hold xxx Kxxx KJxxx K. Weak trumps and DANG(!) that stiff club king, difficult to value ( for mere mortals like me).Assume for the sake of argument that you are ...
What is “Cheapest Minor” after 2!c-2!d-3!d?
You got it. Simply restrain yourself from bidding 2C with diamonds as much as possible. The suggestio of 2C-2D-3M to show 4M&long diamonds has appeal, although I don’t play it and I doubt I could convince anyone yo try it.
Bidding in Competitive NT auction
Would you actually pull this on a new Partner expecting tp play a “standard” treatment?
Bidding in Competitive NT auction
Wasn’t aware that Western cues were “standard” nor that 3NT denied both majors and 2NT first then 3NT showed both majors. Why not double to show values first?
Gerber: Is it Even Worth It?
I’ve always liked the Gerber Transfer: KQJTxxx Kx Kx Jx. 1NT-4C-4S(2aces)-Pass!:)
New suit at the 3 level by responder after two level interference - your agreements?
Don’t you mean RHO not LHO, and if partner opens, don’t you mean “you” (or I in the first person singular), not “partner” again.? I would think new suit by responder (you if partner opened 1H) would be forcing, but not necessarily to game, i.e. both 3H ...
Gerber: Is it Even Worth It?
So what was 2N-4C?

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