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Paul Friedman
Paul Friedman
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 28, 2010
Last Seen
9 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
Club Admin - flooring
My club uses carpet squares. They usually work well. Easy (and cheap) to replace the ones that get stained or worn out. The negative is that occasionally one will become a bit loose which creates a safety issue unless/until fixed.
1M-2x; 2M
It really depends upon from whom they learned 2/1. Some of the teachers here use 2M as the default rebid and some use 2NT. As a guess, 2NT as the default (and, therefore, 2M shows six) is likely more popular.
Samaritan. We don't need no stinking fancy new languages or bidding systems. The Ur Teams of Eight were a great event.
1NT response to 1M open while playing 2/1
I've played it both F1 and NF (or semi-forcing in ACBLspeak). I've played it F1 including certain very specific GF hands. Between F1 and NF, I have a slight preference for NF, but in reality I happily play whichever partner prefers. I do not like F1 including some ...
#TellASadStoryInThreeWords(Bridge related)
minus eleven hundred
Disagreement on final contract
In some jurisdictions, the bidding cards are left out until the opening lead is made. That approach would be helpful.
After the Ogust Response
Nope. Unless you are playing something esoteric, you are on-base.
Meckstroth Elected to Hall of Fame
Congratulations, Jeff. More than well deserved. BTW, I suggested to Sally at the club today that she needs a new gown for the HOF gala. She agreed. You are welcome.
Feedback for Convention Chart, Part 2
Richard: The war(?) against MOSCITO has nothing to do with this thread. Jeff Ford asked for input on improving the wording and checking to make sure nothing previously allowed was barred by accident. MOSCITO wasn't allowed before, so if you want to discuss the vast Iluminari conspiracy against it ...
Feedback for Convention Chart, Part 2
Perhaps something like ... "2h. The admissibility of a call is unchanged whether or not it also shows distribution in another suit." would get the pointy across without stepping on the accident Jeff sees lurking.

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