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Paul Meerschaert
Paul Meerschaert
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 4, 2011
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me
Game addict for as long as I can remember. At one time I was serious about Chess, Backgammon, Gin among quite a few other games. \nNow I pretty much exclusively just play bridge. \nAside from Bridge I enjoy my family, my "bud-bud" Kibitz, my Llapso Apso mix, reading, movies, racquetball, and I have become a bit of a gym rat these past few years. Though it hasnt done much for my expanding waistline. Maybe someday I will win that battle. Though just like bridge the enjoyment comes more from the battle than the victories! \n
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Making a XX small slam missing all 4 aces!....The joy of smiling at my wife and saying "I didnt" when she complained about my overcalling a 4 card suit, after she surprised me with 9 card support!!
Regular Bridge Partners
Bob Balderson
Favorite Tournaments
A special fondness for any national tournament - but enjoy them all!
Favorite Conventions
Fit Jumps....enjoy agreements much more than conventions though!
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Ben Kristensen's lead problem: QT3 AQ75 542 Q75
and admiration for the Q of spades hitting the table!
Directors Ruling
I don't know if the responder is legally required to make a logical bid like 4H, or even 3D showing slam interest, and really is not the main point of this post, but rather I am submitting it in response to my partner being upset that it was assumed ...
Directors Ruling
That they would have bid 2S with correct information......I am not saying they should be allowed to change, only asking why not, as that was the logic used by the director in changing the score to +420
Directors Ruling
Openers hand was J10, 10x, AKxxxx, xxx, the opening bidder is a new player who stated they never even heard of flannery, and the 2H bidder is an experienced player whom I "suspect" bid only 2H in response to his partners facial expression. I was also very curious why the ...
Ben Kristensen's bidding problem: AK6 632 AJ7654 A
I voted for 2S only because at one time I played this bid as either natural, or a 3D bid with 3 hearts. This agreement was also in place on the auction 1D-1S-2H. While we never had problems with this approach, I no longer use this agreement.
Paul Meerschaert's bidding problem: Kxxx AKQxx Ax Kx
Yes there is, sorry I missed it
Joel Wooldridge's bidding problem: AK872 Q8654 K3 A
If you do choose 3D, which I did (admittedly wavering between 3N and 3D) My feeling was that with values in clubs partner was less likely to have the AQ of diamonds, and if partner had x, xx, AQxxxx, Q10xx or something similar they would likely bid again. All conjecture ...
Joshua Donn's bidding problem: Q Ax AKQJT9xx xx
With this shape it is likely the opponent's silence is due to a lack of values which increases the odds partner has a decent hand, which means I might find my ideal spot with an underbid of say 3D......I probably wouldn't chance it, but I suspect another ...
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: Q42 AQT865 A6 54
I think with your first example x,Kx KQJixx, aqxxx, partner would be using kc now, and would likely have raised hearts over 3S
Paul Meerschaert's bidding problem: AKQ9 A74 T85 Q87
Yes, a natural world 2 in spades

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