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Ron Zucker
Ron Zucker
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Member Since
Aug. 26, 2010
Last Seen
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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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It Hesitated. Should I Shoot Myself?
That's effectively what I did. My thinking was that after the hand, I wanted to assure opps, who, as mentioned, are quite competent, that, if they wanted to call and ask for an adjustment, I would not contest the BIT (though I would have contested whether there was an ...
Going for the Cycle
I called it hitting for the cycle (admittedly, in two session match) when partner and I cumulatively both made and went down in: a partscore; a game; a slam; a doubled partscore; a doubled game; and, a doubled slam. (The doubled slam was a grand when partner thought we were ...
ATB -620 instead of +620
First, THANK YOU! I used to be quite active on BW and play more bridge. The last couple of years, I've not had time. I missed this kind of back and forth and different viewpoints. @David, I agree with Mike and Ian. I understand if I'm pushed into ...
ATB -620 instead of +620
I understand what people are saying about West, but I have the doom holding in both opponents' suits. xx xx is terrible. Especially since it's far from clear to me that N-S have a 10 card heart fit. If it's only 9, I have the worst possible holding ...
What is fair.
Ian, notwithstanding the argument, simply saying, "Fair points, I got this one wrong" is the most honest I've heard a bridge player. I simply want to give you kudos for saying that.
Is this a way to run an organization?
I want to second Greg Lawler's comment. I'm a solid intermediate who loves to play up, whether that's the Vanderbilts or a top flight at a regional, yet I don't show up for regionals anymore. And Oren is right. My opponents have always been very kind ...
FWIW, I don't object to 1. If partner bids 1 over 1, life is easy. I'm willing to bid 1NT. But if partner bids 1, life could get ugly when I have a doubleton in the other major. I don't think I'd ...
Bridge Player Archetypes
Unfortunately, it's been a while since I've been able to be at an NABC. I'm definitely a "toughest competition" person. I like being beaten by the best, and try to be respectful as I try to learn to play better. Once they identified me as this type ...
Petter Bengtsson's bidding problem: AT542 J3 J Q8643
I didn't bid 1NT over 1 for a reason. I'm backing that judgment now.
Martin Lindfors's bidding problem: AJ8632 --- KT5 KQ98
I'd bid 3 at IMPs, but it's MPs. I'll pass.

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