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Marshall Lewis
Marshall Lewis
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 16, 2011
Last Seen
an hour ago
Member Type
Bridge Writer
about me

If at times my comments seem annoying or offensive, at least consider the possibility that I am really just being playful. 


Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
six of diamonds was good
Bridge Accomplishments
most of my partners still walk the earth. as for the exceptions, I have an ironclad alibi
Regular Bridge Partners
i wouldn't know about those details, shame on BW for inquiring
Favorite Tournaments
Pula International Bridge Festival
Favorite Conventions
Takeout Double, Drury, 2-way checkback, druGFree; MOST DISDAINED: Muiderberg, Bergen, Gambling 3N
ACBL Ranking
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Michael Rosenberg's bidding problem: 9 8 AK52 KJ97542
I do understand the "buyer's remorse" philosophy behind the NF treatment of 4C, and acknowledge that some people cleave to it. But in the immortal words of Ethel Merman (as the mother of Gypsy Rose Lee): "Some people ain't me". (Actually, most people ain't, and they are ...
Michael Rosenberg's bidding problem: 9 8 AK52 KJ97542
Well, 4C drags the horse away from his single malt (3N), in which case he should at least be comforted with a (Canadian?) Club game.
The History of History (Part 1)
Most of them are indeed W.C. players. Hardly world class though.
Melanie Manfield's lead problem: QT3 97643 AT2 87
Good luck. Last five times I tried it, declarer had J8x facing dummy's K9x(x).
Melanie Manfield's lead problem: K862 K9 7 AQ9764
He doesn't drink beer
Elke Weber's bidding problem: KQ987 KJT72 JT5 ---
Looks to me as though the most likely situation is that both sides are one down at this level. That does not mean that it is necessarily best to pass, of course. Not easy. The most sensible way to play, IMHBAICO, is that if partner wanted to create a 5-level ...
Jovana Zoranovic's lead problem: QJ87653 J98 A7 4
Interesting, I would have said exactly the opposite -- queen of spades is the best chance for a beat (i.e. main hope at IMPs), while a low spade is more judicious at MPs (because it sticks with the field in a case where doing anything else could be not just ...
Elke Weber's bidding problem: K2 T3 Q2 A976543
This hand-type is primarily defensive. So defend.
Michael Rosenberg's bidding problem: 9 8 AK52 KJ97542
I can't help wondering what percentage of Tom's peers (assuming that category is not the empty set) would treat 4C here as NF, particularly at IMPs.
Michael Rosenberg's bidding problem: 9 8 AK52 KJ97542
Comment has been moved far downthread where it belongs, as of my discovery that I'd originally put it in the wrong place.

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