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Lynn Johannesen
Lynn Johannesen
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Aug. 19, 2010
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Jan. 18
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San Francisco Bay Area resident. Retired writer/editor.

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Stansby is 2018 Sportsman of the Year
Along the same lines as Chip's second paragraph, I recall several times over the years that I asked Lew what had happened after his team lost a match or an event I had expected them to win easily. The only answer I ever got was, "We didn't play ...
Stansby is 2018 Sportsman of the Year
Congratulations, Lew. Also, what Glenn Eisenstein said...
Rule of 2 and 3
Our notes (written, in this case, by Dale, of course) say: "Preempts deny defense. Offense is desirable, but sometimes they don't deal it to you." Of course, our requirements for offense do depend on position and vulnerability, but we have never felt the need to state them as rules ...
Bridge Players on TV Game Shows
Well, I know the answer now....
Bridge Players on TV Game Shows
Nobody remembers, but I was on Jeopardy in the late 1960s, when I was still very much a "baby bridge player." I had just become engaged to Ed Manfield, and I got a big laugh when Art Downs asked me what system I played, and I answered, "His, of course ...
Passing a redouble
Our agreement is that all passes of redoubles are for penalties if the auction is at 2NT or higher. At lower levels, pass of a redouble is for penalties only if the passer is sitting behind the original bidder of the suit. As always, the most important thing is to ...
Unusual action with UI
Max, I agree with Kit that saying that there is no logical alternative to passing 3NT on this hand is unjustifiable. But I'd also like to disagree with another point you keep reiterating. You say that mis-sorting by a single card is by far the most likely explanation of ...
What do you bid over 1 NT ?
We play as Martin says. A nice bonus of the method is that partner can sometimes figure out what your suits are and *pass* when he has some values in the other suits. Since your double isn't a penalty double in principle, the opponents often won't know that ...
How "expert" is this play?
"Card Play Technique" was definitely the book that did the most for my bridge education when I was an intermediate player. I'd love to recommend it to my high school students, but it doesn't seem to be widely available today.
Ducking Dummy's Singleton
Richard's astute observation leads to two further thoughts. 1. If you are playing against a strong player, you should lead the singleton off dummy as early as possible if you want him to duck. Against a weaker player, you should lead the singleton early if you want him to ...

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