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Ralph F. Lind
Ralph F. Lind
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 22, 2013
Last Seen
25 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me



Fate dealt Ralph F. Lind a strong bridge game, but little time to play.  Until now.


He wrote a 5 card major bidding System ( called Aurora ) that swings well versus 2/1.  It is fully documented, fun to play, and has won some open events on both the Sectional and Regional level.  He is looking for a New England expert who wants better results to learn it with. 


If you have a question, PM him.


In 2017, he moved to the Bay State to be close to his family.


Retired, he has the time to play bridge.



United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
When his partner jumped for joy one spring evening after a session of bridge at the 2011 Victoria Regional
Favorite Conventions
Flannery, Gazilli, Heeman, Klinger 2NT ( all are Aurora variants )
BBO Username
last exit
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Kieran Dyke's bidding problem: A6 75 KJ4 AQJ964
C'mon man ....... this hand is a near perfect Yarington notrump. OK then! You are South and the auction proceeds ... 1NT 2 2 3 5 Is 5 fit showing ?
Kieran Dyke's bidding problem: A6 75 KJ4 AQJ964
Ok, I'll try 3. As a punt. In this auction (= context) it means ... "Pard, I have a hand unsuitable for 3NT with no other clear call".
Nathan Finkle's bidding problem: AQJ3 A75 AT3 A65
A clear 2NT playing rubber bridge where your money is at stake, otherwise a clear 1.
Another Suit Combo
When partners also Save. Possible results NV are +100, +300, +500 IMPs translate to ( your columns, their rows ) +0, +5, +9 -5, +0, +5 -9, -5, +0 This is a situation where the risk of 5 to gain 4 (top row) should be avoided. That is, take the best chance ...
How would you bid this using your favourite system
Pass - 1 2 - 2 2 - 2NT 3 - 4 4 - 5 6
Stewart Rubenstein's bidding problem: A5 KQ96 QJT32 Q5
No need for minor suit flagging since auction GF. Therefore initial assumption is "shows cards and implies weakness in the other major".
Michael Kopera's bidding problem: A65 64 J92 KJ532
Same call if playing CAPP/1Mx
Watch 1983 TV Series “Master Bridge” on YouTube.
Gone days. Listening at table - or not
Punt Bids!
A "punt" is a convenient but artificial rebid to keep an auction going in the direction that "the punter" wants. "Punts" are often used to span "holes". A "hole" in a system occurs when there is no natural call to describe your specific hand. Consider a 2/1 system. 1 ...
First iron points to be offered in San Diego
Peg, all of us want you to have your IRON Master Points !! Here's how ... When the computer prints out a player's name, their IRON Master Point tally is listed in parentheses just to the right. Peggy Kaplan (5) Minnetonka, MN Thus IRON Master Point totals would become available ...

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