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Mark Jones
Mark Jones
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 3, 2011
Last Seen
an hour ago
Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning Club Championship 2nd Time I Played Duplicate
Bridge Accomplishments
Won 2018 IMP pairs, 2016 0-10,000 KO in Reno
Regular Bridge Partners
Doug Levene, Brooks McNeely, Jim Foster, Clay Hall
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Birmimgham, Al
Favorite Tournaments
Nationals, Gatlinburg
Favorite Conventions
Whatever helps me
BBO Username
markj111
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Ian Grant's lead problem: 3 A9 Q752 AJT653
I assume I was called in as a substitute after the auction.
Adjusted Master Points
I wonder how many ACBL members are aware that, at one time, you lost 1/2 your MP total each year. I believe this practice was discontinued during WWII.
For your consideration: Are Bridge and Baseball facing similar problems appealing to youth?
The back of Wes Parker’s 1970 baseball card said he was an excellent bridge player-or something to that effect.
Nickell vs. Lall - Last Board
A low heart at trick two isolates the heart threat.
Nickell vs. Lall - Last Board
Side note-this was one of two hands where one team bid a grand, and the other stopped in game.
Michelle Steiner's bidding problem: T83 T843 KJ82 82
Surely this one will be unanimous.
What on Earth is Going on?
If 5NT is not. GSF here, then you don’t play GSF.
Has bidding to the 8+ level ever been considered in bridge?
I heard stories of attempts to bid at the 8 level some 40 + years ago. Details are lost to, but I do remember that it was not allowed. As I remember the story, it involved some of the biggest names in Bridge.
What on Earth is Going on?
You are there, and I am not-and with good reason on both counts. That said, 5NT strikes me as a standout bid over 4H, or even 3H. Once you bid 4NT, you are left with a guess that you could have avoided.
Ian Rowlands's bidding problem: --- AQ AK643 AK8732
And if partner bids 6H you will?
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