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Paul Friedman
Paul Friedman
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 28, 2010
Last Seen
an hour ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I always play my partner's system; that way it is her/his fault.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Kibitzing O. Jacoby in his last Reisinger session; Guessing a Queen on a 2-way finesse. Last happened 8:39 p.m., 23 June 1986
Bridge Accomplishments
Regular Bridge Partners
Ian Wilson
Member of Bridge Club(s)
St Petersburg, FL
Favorite Tournaments
N.A. Nationals
Favorite Conventions
Blue Team Club; Your convention card.
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Life Master
Weak Jump Shift or Splinter?
The bid means whatever the partnership has agreed it means. If undiscussed, it is an error to make the bid. If asking what I think the 3 should mean, I would answer Fit Jump. If asking what I think partner means if for some reason we have not filled ...
All Convention Cards Uploaded As One File
The file seems safe. The "warning" might just be an alert that the compression is "rar" rather than the more common (for Windows) "zip." If the files do not uncompress for you, google "rar" and download one of the many (free) utilities that work with it.
Alerting Question for Our 3rd/4th Seat Opener
As someone who has played canape and canape tendency systems, I simply do not understand the question. 1) The ACBL alerting regs clearly require a pre-alert and a normal alert. 2) Even if the regs did not require such, why would you NOT alert? Actually I understand asking about 1 ...
ACBL Convention Charts: Proposed Revisions
John: Thanks for the corrections.
ACBL Convention Charts: Proposed Revisions
The Draft Convention Chart is a huge improvement in clarity. Whether one likes or dislikes what is allowed/disallowed, credit should be given for the technical improvement. A quick scan of the Green Chart (which, I think, is intended as a replacement for the current General Convention Chart) seems to ...
ATB - missed grand
Henry: Regarding the 2 rebid. Ah, come on, you remember Ian and his love of canape. While I agree with your "picture raise," fast arrival in all situations is (too) often played. Remember, this is a pick-up partnership.
ATB - missed grand
Ian: 5 in a pick-up partnership simply has to be asking for the trump Queen. I do not understand North's 6. One could argue that 5 is more useful as a puppet to 5NT, but that would be a partnership agreement. Aside 1. To your non-surprise ...
Slam invite - what does it ask for?
Sorina: A suggestion for future postings, if I may. Post the auction withOUT the hands. If the auction means X, then it means X regardless of the actual hands.
Richard Traxler's bidding problem: KQ Q765 Q53 AK32
The double is what that partnership agrees upon. With a reasonably experienced partner, we would probably agree that it was "Responsive." Without further discussion, this would mean that partner has at least four cards in both minors and fewer than four Hearts with enough strength to force us to four ...
Building a bidding system
Agree with the above comments. A fine book. It contains some interesting ideas you might or might not like and makes you think about various parts of your system.

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