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Paul Friedman
Paul Friedman
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 28, 2010
Last Seen
3 hours 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
How do you play this double
I voted penalty because that's my preference. However, I have partnerships playing this support.
Is Anyone Else Confused?
This event has always been Transnational Ignore the above. Sorry for posting incorrect information
How much is winning “a lot” evidence of cheating?
Just to put a number on "huge" in the post above... You need to be roughly a 87% favorite on every match to have a 50% of running the table.
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
David: Let's say there is a Three Card Monte game. You watch it for 30 days keeping a record of which side wins each game. You find that the manipulator wins 84% of the time when the stakes are $20 or more and wins 50% of the time when ...
Treatments over 1NT with 5-card major
Patrick: Many around here play the 2 rebid as showing four Spades and invitational. This is because they have no other way of inviting in NT other than 1N - 2; 2any - 2NT. I think the sequence works in both this approach and 2 showing five and invitational ...
Treatments over 1NT with 5-card major
In most of my partnerships we freely open 1NT with a five card major. The advantage, imho, is when we open 1M. The exclusion of balanced 15-17 (or 14-16, or whatever your 1NT range is) simplifies the 1M auctions. We have 3 Puppet Stayman available (I'd prefer 2NT ...
Treatments over 1NT with 5-card major
To add to Steve's no artificialty needed: 1N - 2 2M - 2N 3M: accepts invite while showing five of bid Major Also: 1N - 2 2 - 2 3: accepts invite anbd shows five This assumes that your system treats 2 in that sequence as ...
Club policy legal?
Phil: Where does the Unit Board come into play? Is the club run/owned by the Unit? Just curious.
Full disclosure?
Of course the 1 bid AND the 1NT response should be alerted or pre-alerted. There is no way the opponents should be expected to suspect or ask about such. Of course, the current ACBL Alert chart very clearly states that no such an alert is required. The next time ...
Full disclosure?
Patrick: Sorry that I was not clear. I was referring to the other 12 opposing pairs the Strong Club canape players would face that session. I assume that if they did not alert Ian and partner, they also did not alert the other twleve pairs. I know what Ian likes ...

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