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Paul Friedman
Paul Friedman
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 28, 2010
Last Seen
48 minutes 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
If a hesitation can be unethical can a quick bid also?
I've called the director on fast calls. Most often this is a fast pass after a preempt. Directors have given me protection when it is appropriate.
What's the ethical thing to do when partner misreviews auction?
Ok,the auction was still open. Presumably even in Orange County the bidding is done via the multiclo(u)r cards stored in bidding boxes. It the above is true, it seems clear that the request was not for a review of the bidding (unless, perhaps, the person asking was ...
1NT or 1C
Randy: If valuing this hand as >17 is anti-field, then playing 14-16 is even more anti-field.
What's the ethical thing to do when partner misreviews auction?
Ian: Greetings. I'm unsure if there was a problem with a review of the auction or with the explanation of what 2 means. Assume the latter: If your side wins the auction, you are required to correct the error before the opening lead. If your side ends up ...
what is 2 over 1 over takeout double?
Martin: I agree with you. Nevertheless, without discussion, I think the default here in the U.S. is non-forcing (and not very invitational).
1NT or 1C
I think this hand is too strong to value as 17 hcp. In addition, with four Spades, there will be no rebid problems. Finally, the hand is hardly bursting with reasons why this hand should declarer rather than be dummy. Bonus reason: my partner is a better declarer than I ...
Common Leb mishap
David: hmm, that was one of my better comments, but I edited the junk out to reduce my further embarrassment to its normal level.
Common Leb mishap
I agree regarding 3. Without agreement, I would place the 3 bidder with 6 non-solid clubs and a single spade stopper.
Common Leb mishap
Richard: If the pair was indeed playing something analogous to lebensohl, then West shown a hand with a Spade stopper while denying a four-card unbid major. Not quite the 1=4=4=4 hand that was actually held. Note: if they play "slow denies" then West denied a spade stopper ...
What's wrong with opening 1!h?
Dave: Yes, I simplified. I was simply :) pointing out that opening 1 with strongish 5=5 majors requires non-standard agreements that will sometimes be better and sometimes be worse that standard agreements.

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