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Paul Friedman
Paul Friedman
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 28, 2010
Last Seen
44 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
An exhortation. - Just open the %$^&^% bidding!!!
Tomasz: Indeed and because they are "Light" Hcp % of hands Cumalative % 8 8.892 8.892 9 9.356 18.248 10 9.405 27.653 11 9.945 37.598 12 8.027 45.625 If you are a sound bidder, you are sticking most of that 46% of ...
An exhortation. - Just open the %$^&^% bidding!!!
Ralph & Brian: When I see Randy tomorrow I will tell him that Brian has stolen his line and that Ralph forgot to claim the (c)opyright. He and Jack Brawner are giving a seminar in St Pete. The Battle of the Beards,
An exhortation. - Just open the %$^&^% bidding!!!
Peter: Nice article. Thanks. As an aside for those too young to remember the glory of Forcing Pass systems, in 1st and 2nd seat 1 was opened on any non-preemptive 0-7 hcp hand. In 3rd and 4th seat, ALL hands were opened with some bid since partner might have ...
Paul D East's bidding problem: T A7632 AJ85 KQ7
Why? Just because you have fine support for the unbid suits and a less than robust heart suit? :)
Bryan Renouf's bidding problem: AQ54 87 94 AKQJ6
Bryan: Looks like you are having one of those days. Been there. Done that. :) If Partner opened 1 or one of a red suit, I bid 2. If partner opened 1 I bid 1 If West opened 1 or 1, I bid 2 ...
Paul D East's bidding problem: T A7632 AJ85 KQ7
Paul: Well, I could stretch to find a technical reason for playing clubs rather than hearts but the real reason is that if my analysis of what 6 means is WAY off, there are three possible positive outcome: 1) If 6 is a cue bid agreeing hearts, maybe ...
Is this new minor forcing?
Paul: Back in the days when Sonny Moyse was editor of the Bridge World and ran the Masters Solver's Club a panelist (sorry, can not remember who) introduced New Minor Forcing in a Master Solver's problem. Moyse didn't cotton to artificiality are called the bid an "odious ...
Paul D East's bidding problem: KQT874 --- AJ54 Q82
I have a near perfect record of getting this problem wrong. That said, I',m bidding 3
Bryan Renouf's bidding problem: AQ54 87 94 AKQJ6
My first choice is 1. My second choice is 1 My third choice is 1D (an honest psyche) 1NT? Death before dishonor. Well, ok, 1NT before death.
Malcolm Pryor's bidding problem: AJ65 K5 T92 A754
I try 4, but could be talked into 3NT.

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