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Leonard Helfgott
Leonard Helfgott
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 20, 2015
Last Seen
10 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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Whats a Balanced Opener?
Hand 3 does indeed score higher on the K&R evaluator, which bashes unsupported Jacks badly and promotes well positioned 10s richly. However, just to play “Devils Advocate” other evaluators are not as extreme. Thomas Andrews Fantasia articles attempt to quantify this.
Whats a Balanced Opener?
I believe that qualifies you as clearly in the “light opener” camp as we are not discussing Precision. The poll was designed to see what “middle of the road “ views would be.
Whats a Balanced Opener?
Oops. Fixed.
Whats a Balanced Opener?
2NT over 2C seems normal to me. If that shows a bit extra, I’d prefer 2D.
I See Dead People
Arnie Rosner was a good friend and responsible for my first Regional win in a B-flight Pairs in Long Island NY 1983. He was a gourmet cook, oenophile and all around brilliant guy with over 80 published musical opuses. Our almost unique policy between sessions was to have a gourmet ...
Openers Splinter after 2/1GF
Thanks Steve. However valuable they may be, a subset of short suit game/slam tries, they are NOT a panacea in all cases. A regular partnership should set guidelines any not use them indiscriminately, IMO.
Openers Splinter after 2/1GF
Nick and others: Today I asked a very strong and very opinionated rubber bridge player from NY clubs, who is now playing more duplicate. His response was a bit novel, but sensible. Firstly, he doesn’t splinter with voids because you misvalue the ace in that suit. Thats a small ...
BW 2/1: Splinters
I would not consider opening either hand in A) in 1St/2Nd unless playing Precision.
Openers Splinter after 2/1GF
Makes sense, but the disambiguation issue still seems a concern to me.
My guess is that Alan is estimating the population mean in a large universe from this sample mean of 138 pollsters. So the individual std. dev. from mean of 7.11 is divided by square root of 138(or 137?) to get the 0.14. This implies that a huge ...

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