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Ron Zucker
Ron Zucker
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Member Since
Aug. 26, 2010
Last Seen
Dec. 28, 2018
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.

Bridge Information

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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Leo Lasota's bidding problem: --- AKQ753 AKQ98 K2
My problem with letting partner choose the suit via 4 or 5NT is that I don't want the lead coming through Kx of clubs. If I'm CERTAIN that 4 is leaping michaels, maybe, since it lets us get to 6 from the right side of ...
Forcing or not forcing?
I vote NF 5+, but what I claim to have in an auction where I might be faced with a tough bid and what I actually have are (not OFTEN, I don't think, but clearly more than some I know) sometimes not the same things. I, too, would bid ...
Mike Gill's bidding problem: xx KQJ9x Kxx KTx
Threshold question. Is this in a precision context, where partner is expecting drek for an opener? Because I'm a lot happier if this isn't a big time minimum, but merely a normal minimum. I usually like 2 on this sort of hand, using my general rule that ...
I still don't get this whole ethics thing
Well, except that my RHO had 6 spades, so kind of wanted to know. And was injured. I think I need to contact the director. If nothing else, we deserve a PP for the 3 call, I think.
I still don't get this whole ethics thing
I think you're talking about the 3 bid, as Steve Bloom posted below. If so, ignore my comment. I'm allowed to bid 2, as that's just bridge judgment within the system, but she's not allowed to pull it. If that's not what you ...
I still don't get this whole ethics thing
That's something I didn't consider, and seems clear. 2 should be to play. It was almost certainly influenced by the explanation. I think it should have been rolled back to 2 by me in my 3-1 fit. And I should have called the director after the ...
I still don't get this whole ethics thing
Thanks. I thought that true, but saying that we've discussed follow ups to DONT is so clearly self serving, even if true. After all, we've also discussed that we play DONT, and she's forgotten that, right? Just asking, and I'm not doubting you, but how can ...
How do you play this bid?
I'm with Steve Chen. This HAS to have diamonds in it. Partner couldn't make a negative double, so, if s/he has four spades, s/he has a TERRIBLE hand. I think it should say, "Look, I have a big hand with defense to diamonds. If they run ...
How do you play 3D here?
Fair, and I apologize for putting words into your mouth. I thought you were suggesting that either of those hands would rebid 3 for lack of a better option in your partnerships. You were merely suggesting that partner ought to know if both hands are possible. You didn't ...
How do you play 3D here?
The best way to describe my understanding of 3 here is to follow Ron's first axiom. When no bid satisfies, make the cheapest non-misdescriptive bid. Michael Rosenberg (who obviously knows better than I) thinks 3 is misdescriptive in his example A, because he thinks 3 shows ...

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