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Paul Friedman
Paul Friedman
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 28, 2010
Last Seen
6 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
After 2!h double negative to 2!c
It would help this discussion if a definition of what is meant by "double negative" were provided. Part of the disagreement might well be because there is a significant disagreement about how the maximum one can have when bidding 2. Georgiana: Since it is your thread, how about telling ...
Which, if any, is the agreed trump suit?
Peg: I agree that, without prior agreements, 4NT here is RKC in Clubs. I don't like it, but that's what I would assume. I would rather use 2/1 as a strong raise, freeing 2NT for GF balanced hands (split range). That way, responder would not ...
2!D opening
I am not a fan of Roman 2 (mini or otherwise), but if partner insists, it works better if the opening promises a 4 or 5-card diamond suit.
Rohit: I agree with Jan. Also, I think the question should be: How OFTEN will the double be profitable?
New Convention Charts: Artificial? 2 Level Responses
Mike: Shouldn't you be thinking about the Open Chart? When/where do you play in a game limited to the Basic Chart?
Key Card Berger
If you think a low level Key Card ask is that important, why not use 3NT rather than 4 as the ask? Or, at least, use 3NT as a Club Cue bid if you want to keep 4 as the KC ask. Also, why not include the Trump ...
meaning of a bid
Perhaps South got confused on what game was being played. Pass: beginning of a Check Raise 3: Left Bower 4: Not sure about this one
Slow double - should I pull anyway?
If I were the opener and my partner slow doubled with Michael's sample hand, I'd end up with a Zero Tolerance penalty for verbally berating my partner's ethics and would never partner (or be on a team) with the %^#@ again.
Slow double - should I pull anyway?
But with only 1 1/2 Quick Tricks. Goren wrote that one needs at least 2 Quick Tricks to open a 13 point hand (no QT requirement with 14+)
Bidding minor suit hands after partner opens 2NT
Nigel beat me to it. :) If interested in the modified Puppet he recommends (and I concur), search for Muppet Stayman. It gives up almost nothing and frees up 3NT for either a natural bid (my choice) or an additional bid for other uses.

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