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Ron Zucker
Ron Zucker
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Member Since
Aug. 26, 2010
Last Seen
Oct. 15
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I'm neither as good as I'd like to be nor as bad as I fear I am. I'm exactly the guy you play against most. I'm not incompetent, but you don't fear me. Since I'm not good enough to be arrogant, I aim for polite instead.

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Favorite Bridge Memory
before the days of bidding boxes, LHO and pard passed. RHO heard 1C from another table, so holding 4-4 in the majors and an opening hand, he doubled. I hadn't been paying attention, looked at my hand and counted 10 HCP, so I redoubled. LHO called the director. "What seems to be the problem?" "We're playing in redoubled." "What redoubled?" "Nothing. Just redoubled."
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There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy
When playing precision, yes, that's definitely an opener, even vul, except in 4th seat. Partner won't hang me. If partner opens in front of me, that's an invite if partner opens a bid that could be 14-16, but I'm passing after 1-1-1NT (unless that ...
Remembering My Dad
G'mar chatima tova to you, as well. May your father's memory be a blessing to you, and, because it caused you to share this with us, to all of us.
Hesitation Problem
So here's the problem I've always had with this thinking, and I'd love to be shown where I'm wrong. Let's say I'm playing with an... ENTERPRISING partner (yeah, I think I like enterprising :), who might bid 4 and then 5 in an ...
Overcall with weak suit?
Steve, may I ask a follow up? I agree that an overcall that doesn't eat space is either a good suit or a good hand. So (1)-1 shows one of the two. However, when it's spades and I can make life a bit harder for ...
The 2!c strong opening is annoying
Okay, arguing for a total systemic change here, and I know that's not fair. So let me make the case about the theory, and then we'll discuss how it works in the real world. Usually, the 2 opener has too much to tell, so should just be ...
ATB: Did anyone actually do anything wrong?
John, interesting observation. It was the last round, against a pair with a 42% game. If we score 800, we come in 2nd EW, instead of 4th.
ATB: Did anyone actually do anything wrong?
All of which is to say I think it more likely that you, Richard, Dominic and Craig are all MUCH more likely to make 5 than I am... :D
ATB: Did anyone actually do anything wrong?
Nope. At least, I don't THINK I tanked. I was pretty satisfied once East doubled in appropriate tempo. I spent his time deciding what I would do over pretty much anything.
ATB: Did anyone actually do anything wrong?
This was the motivation for the post, though I was also uncertain of the second bid as West. Thank you. I don't know that I'll change what I did the next time (not the exact hand, since that will never happen, but you get the idea), but it ...
ATB: Did anyone actually do anything wrong?
Yup. Led the 9, Lloyd (since you know us, so I can use names) followed small smoothly, and declarer tanked and ducked. I didn't ask what made him decide to do this, merely commented that he made a nice play, congratulated him and moved on.

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