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Ophir Reshef
Ophir Reshef
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Basic Information

Member Since
Nov. 4, 2010
Last Seen
Aug. 5, 2018
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

ex Junior team of Israel. Haven't played seriously for 10 years, recently taking small steps back in the game.



Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
One deceptive card at trick one got articles at NY Times, Washington Post, and various others.
Bridge Accomplishments
2nd in European Teams Championship
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However did we get this high? Plan the play.
Might as well ruff with the 6
Rohit Gupta's bidding problem: K2 A32 KT AKQJ75
Vs Axxxx xx Axxxx x 7 is a much better contract than 6NT, so why bid the lower scoring game?
Eric Leong's bidding problem: AQJ5 AJ72 K976 A
Partner is most likely 3361. In such case, slam will fail if he doesn't have any K in either major. If I can bid forcing 4 I will find out.
How to improve the auction?
6 is the only outrageous bid, but 3, 3, and 4 are all minor overbids.
Daniel Miles's bidding problem: 32 K97654 32 A76
Thanks John, really interesting. Looks like inviting through 2N is a bad idea, better take the chances with 4 (though you didn't explicitly say what the odds are making 2NT vs minimum, I assume they are pretty similar to the odds of making 3NT vs 17 HCP). Between ...
Itzik Ezra's bidding problem: T87 QJT85 A73 T7
Itzik, any results of the simulation?
Daniel Miles's bidding problem: 32 K97654 32 A76
John, what percent do we make 2nt, 3nt, and 4h vs. minimum hand with two hearts, and maximum hand with two hearts? If three trumps are so important, one option is to bid 2d-2h-2nt, then bid 4 over anything partner bids. This way we avoid bad 4 but ...
Florian Alter's bidding problem: AKQ96 J8 Q543 54
Should play last-train for those positions, slightly technically better to use 4 for it.
Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: A4 5432 AQ65 752
It's actually a bad MP / BAM strategy. In MPs it is a clear X. So many ways to win: converting +100 -> +200, +100 -> +110, -110 -> -50. Only lose when partner takes out when they are two down (unlikely), or when they make (both unlikely, and inexpensive, since -110 is ...
Play problem in 4!S
I'd assume the leader does not have Singleton Club, so bad Club break practically means 4+ Clubs with W, including both QT (else singleton Q/T will show on first Club round and solve the hand). Cashing 3 trumps will fail on bad Club break as defined. Cashing 2 ...

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