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Paulo Brum
Paulo Brum
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 5, 2015
Last Seen
an hour ago
Member Type
Bridge Pro
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Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
My first guard squeeze, or any time in which I fooled a defender with a well-timed falsecard.
Bridge Accomplishments
South American champion (at junior and open competition) for a few times. Represented Brazil in open World championships since 2007.
Regular Bridge Partners
Gabriel Chagas, Roberto Barbosa, Marcelo Branco
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Rio de Janeiro
Favorite Tournaments
Any WBF tournament
Favorite Conventions
Transfer Walsh (in a fully developed system)
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multi part bidding question
Re: looks, sure, appearing to be confident is much more than half the battle :)
Paulo Brum's bidding problem: 9xx KQ9xx QTxx x
My partner bid 2 and this did not work well in the defense against 3NT. Later he said he should have bid 2. I told him this was definitely resulting, and that 2 is the absolutely normal bid. Let's see what the poll reveals.
multi part bidding question
I agree that the worst problem of opening at first is the lack of tricks if partner doubles something. Having said that, if the bidding went P-3-P-3NT, I would regret not having shown spades at a safe level. (If I had, I would then pass and lead a heart ...
multi part bidding question
2 can help direct the defense against 3NT by West.
multi part bidding question
I don't like passing at first, but I can see how it could work out. I can also see how it could place me in a bad spot (how about 3-P-3NT?) Having opened, 2 is forced. If your partner is expected to raise freely when he has ...
Paulo Brum's bidding problem: AKx 9xxx Qxx 9xx
Tougher problem than appeared at first look, with 50% for each option...
Help Needed
I agree about how hard it is to believe that someone found it at the table (and in tempo, even!). Actually, it is probably because that is so amazing that the details of the hand in the book I first encountered it were burned in my mind! Unfortunately I lost ...
Help Needed
Hand 2 is presented (with attribution) in Allan Falk's "Team Trial". The bidding is 1NT-2C-2H-6H. The lead is a small club, dummy goes down with QJ109 of hearts and AQ10xx of clubs (and other goodies), and the hero has Kx in hearts and Kxx in clubs. I have a ...
Assess the Regional Swiss blame
Not raising with your suggested hand is much more reasonable, since the skew in the high cards means that your description of the hand is more flawed. With the OP hand I think a raise to 3 is clearcut (exactly because the overall bidding is a good description of ...
Please attribute the quote
I'm a big fan, have probably all of his books in that universe. And I have read that less than a month ago (it struck me too). The portly king.

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