Join Bridge Winners

Bridge Winners Profile for Paul Bethe

Paul Bethe
Paul Bethe
  • 10
    Following
  • 22
    Followers
  • 11
    Posts
  • 8
    Favorites

Basic Information

Member Since
Nov. 8, 2009
Last Seen
Aug. 18
Member Type
Bridge Player
Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

BBO Username
pbethe
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
Bethe + Bethe
Henry over One
Copy to my cards View/Print
Bethe - Moss
Eastern Sci
Copy to my cards View/Print
Bethe - Rosenthal
Eastern Sci
Copy to my cards View/Print
Bethe - McWilliams
Copy to my cards View/Print
USA2 Semifinals, Day 1
Overall -- good report. Slightly flawed analysis on Diamond-Harris segment 2 board 21. You wrote "then Diamond made a good lead against a game to win 10 IMPs when declarer went down three" Diamond did make a great low diamond lead, but Platnick had to find the heart switch and understandably ...
Test your defense
See above (I added a last section) When E pitches a H down to 3S and 2H, declarer pitches a S instead of a H. Assuming W is 3-3 in the majors... (a premature H pitch would allow declarer to duck a H in both hands then Ace) If W ...
Test your defense
If declarer held that, instead of they could run 8 minor cards double-squeezing the defenders in the same 2 suits! In the 5 card ending, if E keeps 2S and 3H, then AK and a spade finishes it. and if E keeps 3S and 2H, then W gets squeezed ...
Test your defense
Nope. If you discard the K on the 4th club, declarer leads a to their T setting up dummy's 9.
Test your play: squeezes and probabilities.
Well suppose you play 4 rounds of diamonds. RHO wins and returns a heart (since a spade is fatal). You may have to make a decision on which squeeze to play for. I think the 'best' approach is after the DA reveals the 0=4, to play SA and then ...
Assign the Blame - Australia vs USA1 Juniors
Echoing previous comments: In my partnerships, 2H would be the standout 80% blame, but 3N is a close 2nd at 15%. When I am unpassed and you are vulnerable - I expect a real 2H bid. However, I would have had no problem with a 3H preempt on this hand. Over ...
POLL ON DEFENSE AFTER 10-13 NOTRUMP OPENING
I would switch to the heart Queen. Same reasons as mentioned for the heart switch, but also catering to declarer holding: xxxx AKx QJx Qxx where a low heart is the only card which allows declarer to make.
What does partner's bid mean?
Q: with minors, couldn't you start with X, and pull partner's 2S to 2N?
Toronto NABC - Feedback
Ahh the great 1 & 7.30 versus 10 & 3/4. Most of the comments here use personal opinion (which is fine), but also use over general conclusions with no statistical basis like: * Local players overwhelmingly prefer earlier times * old people like earlier * West coaster like later * Partiers like later In ...
Toronto NABC - Feedback
Sites: I agree with all the previous posts about split sites. At other NABCs, after failing to qualify for the next day of a national event, I often would enjoy grabbing a beer and playing the midnight game - which as pointed out was not possible. Rooms: I guess I was ...
.

Bottom Home Top