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Leonard Helfgott
Leonard Helfgott
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 20, 2015
Last Seen
an hour 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, Marty Singer, Alex Salpeter, Ed Landau
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: J84 AT932 A64 T7
I'm interested in the thoughts behind the 1H call, as opposed to 2H or the "book" Pass. Is it considered more preemptive than 2H, or planning to pass any response, or 2 aces so no preempt, or other?
David Cole's bidding problem: --- AJ875 KQJT AQ74
Partnership agreement. The convention card has a spot for this and I usually put TO doubles thru 4H. If 4SX is for TO then agree on card, otherwise 4NT TO as 2 or 3 places to play.
Caplan upsets Strul - a tale from an underdog.
Love it! I hate bullies.
Weak Jump Shift or Splinter?
The standard (that is, in black) treatment on the convention card is WJS in competition but not in uncompetitive auctions. So "standard" would be weak, which I can play, although I would prefer to not make the bid at all without discussion. In uncompetitive auctions I always play Strong JS ...
Weaks Twos: Short strokes?
Steve: I've seen many hands where the least lie might be to treat QJx as a King, otherwise the value of the hand isn't expressed, e.g. with AJ9xxx xx Qx QJx (to me a 2-bid), to simply rebid 3S after 2NT might miss too many games, so ...
Rebid Problem?
You're welcome!
Isn't DOP1 (Double zero, Pass 1) the same as DEPO?
Plan your play 18.
Since you were presumably always going to finesse West for 3-1 trumps, Ruffing high only loses to stiff queen on right, while ruffing low loses to other cases. If spades are 2-7 or East has Qx hearts it doesn't matter. A very beautiful ending, requiring perfect timing. Before my ...
Rebid Problem with good hand
Not sure I get your point. If you think this hand falls into 1NT range, or that a 1NTunderbid is the smallest lie, then add a jack or a couple of tens, or anything else that puts it between a 1NT and 2NT strength ( but presumably too light for an ...
Rebid Problem?
Ed: Thanks. You are very kind.

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