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Leonard Helfgott
Leonard Helfgott
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 20, 2015
Last Seen
3 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 QT QT653 J94
Michael: I think that if you could abide/tolerate a 1NT response you should choose an action other than 7NT.
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: 863 QT QT653 J94
Even if you would pass initially, I think bidding with 5Hcp and a working card is very reasonable, and passing (after 1NT) with TWO cover cards (when opener bids your QTxxx suit)seems beyond the pale. As I understand it the JS is a 100% gameforce. If not how does ...
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: 863 QT QT653 J94
Yes, just edited.
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: J97 A8632 AK6 K2
Thanks. I share your distaste for 2H.
RIP Harold Feldheim
Apparently I was misinformed.
ATB: Wrong red suit?
Sgree with RR (as usual) and MH. If we consider the auction fro South’s point of view (and discounting CB’s 2NT Lebensohl treatment) North is showing extra values outside of clubs. Isn’t it more reasonable to expect 5-7 hcp in hearts and 4-6 hcp in spades (if ...
RIP Harold Feldheim
Najdorf and Reshevsky were easily strong enough to do this, but too young, born ~1910. Try Abraham Kupchik, 1892-1970.
RIP Harold Feldheim
I was 20-21 in 1969 and I hope I wouldn’t have considered 58 old. I did play with David S. Polland in 1967 who was born in 1908 (and GM strength) and looked older to me, but I was informed that the gentleman in question was born in 1892 ...
RIP Harold Feldheim
“I’ll second that emotion.”
ATB: Wrong red suit?
I don’t see how a 3D bid by South can be game forcing. Surely North can double with a 4=4=4=1 hand of say 11-13 hcp. Did I misinterpret something?

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