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Leonard Helfgott
Leonard Helfgott
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Member Since
Aug. 20, 2015
Last Seen
14 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
Country
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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Best line?
Yes, this "feels" better than the alternative of low club towards queen (playing for clubs also 3-2 and a 3rd round ruff, perhaps high. Not sure why, just "feels" better. Cashing spades to pitch clubs in hand doesn't feel right.
YBTJ
I would have bid at least 4D (if not 5D) with the West hand. I also would have considered an eccentric two spades with the south hand—- Hx, stiff, side Ace—not too bad IMO.
Bidding recommendations please
I do think the hand is strong enuf to reverse with the spade fit, and agree with Henry’s suggestion completely. However, over 3S if 4NT was agreed to be natural and not RKC, as Mr. Caprera suggests,i would consider that.
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: 97532 Q4 T AQJ97
Looks like in this case Bob Heitzman hit it on the head. At the table I “felt” that defending 1NT would be too problematic and in fact 1NT was cold and would have scored +90. I also “felt” that with thIs opponent The auction would not die and I had ...
How many !Ds to respond 1!D instead of 1!S?
I’m pretty much a strict Walsh-ite but I think even Walsh made the exception for 7-4’s. (AQJxxxx). Of course the Eastern Scientific crowd (and there are plenty) say up-the-line(AQJx).
Leonard Helfgott's lead problem: KJTx KQx QJT JTx
It might be a more interesting question at Imps, where the spade lead would be less disfavored. +90 vs +120 is just 1 IMP, but +90vs -50 or -100 is a swing.
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: T87xxx AQx J KQx
Hi folks. The problems I see here are that 3C creates a game force, not clear that its quite worth it, albeit 12hcp. And 2H forces 3S if partner raises, also a gameforce after the 2H zwischenzug IMHO, and you might wind up in 4H. So if you choose to ...
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: 97532 Q4 T AQJ97
Brad: Thought Cappelletti only applied over opponents opening 1NT, not 1NT overcall.
BIT - Logical Alternatives Poll
Tend to agree. But let’s assume the total was only, or possibly only 25, now there is the issue Of how different players upgrade or downgrade based on stiff in partner’s suit, aceless,etc. as well as the conservative vs. aggressive mentality, which is largely independent of playing ...
BIT - Logical Alternatives Poll
Oops! I miscounted and saw only 8, but yes there are some players who would bid 2NT with 16 and pass with 9 and the stiff heart. Welcome to the B level world of club play.
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