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Paulo Brum
Paulo Brum
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Member Since
March 5, 2015
Last Seen
Sept. 21
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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Do You Have Any Fun/Funny Lesson Hands for Intermediates?
By the way, regarding beautiful unblocking plays, the old Roger Trezel book, "Blocage et Deblocage" (it has an English translation also with Reese, "Blocking and Unblocking Plays"), is a treasure.
Do You Have Any Fun/Funny Lesson Hands for Intermediates?
Terence Reese had a hand (in Play Bridge with Me if I remember it correctly) in which 6 makes with a trump suit of A10 opposite K7 (without a trump lead). You cash 8 side suit tricks without any ruffs, lead something that makes an opponent ruff with 65432 ...
What is your line in 6S?
Yep. But I would not bet my life that he had 3=3=3=4, and your line, when I first considered it, had me worried about Qxxx Qx with West (which was a lively possibility at first glance).
What is your line in 6S?
You have convinced me on that line, [b]Marty Harris[/b].
What is your line in 6S?
Perhaps I'm too sleepy, but I can't see anything better than eliminating clubs and then taking the 2 finesses (hearts first, and cashing the A first, to add a tiny extra chance when East has Qx and 109x(x) of diamonds). The lack of a raise by West ...
Debate on Fast Arrival
December 1978. According to the Bridge World Index at least. But it sounds right. I can check it out later at home.
Allendale, NJ IMP pairs—Tough Suit Combo
Ok, presuming no ducks by South, and no 4 clubs either (which would lead to some strategical considerations that would become complex), Line 1 (Jack first, low to the King later) [b]loses[/b] when South has 2 singletons (A and Q), and 2 (actually, 4) relevant doubletons (Ax and ...
Allendale, NJ IMP pairs—Tough Suit Combo
My probably too-quick analysis was that the straight finesse against the 9 is the cleanest try (not necessarily in the first trick, as there are entries to make it later). Without any other consideration, it is roughly a 63% chance (presuming 6-1 hearts). Alternative scenarios which win when South has ...
What’s Qxx(x) Worth?
The "expected amount of HCP" in any given suit in a particular hand is given (roughly speaking) by the formula: Total HCP*(number of cards in the suit/13). So, in the hand: J10xx-Qxx-xxx-xxx, this Expected HCP in hearts would be 3*3/13 = 0.7. Having 2 HCP in ...
Can this sequence exist?
I wouldn't double at the 1st round but I don't hate it. That said, I surely think that at the 3rd round a pass is enough. If I wanted to do something at that point, I would double 3.

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