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Steve Bloom
Steve Bloom
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 27, 2010
Last Seen
3 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me
Retired mathematician and general curmudgeon.

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
I once got nailed by a real-life rueful rabbit.
Regular Bridge Partners
Betty, my one and only.
Favorite Conventions
Transfers, of many, many breeds.
BBO Username
sbloom
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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Ethics??
Total nonsense. The question is completely proper when it is my turn to bid. I don't have to say, "Well, if your bid shows majors, I am bidding 3NT, but if it shows spades and diamonds, I am bidding 3." Asking is completely proper. Ask. Figure out what ...
Ethics??
The question was improper. The timing of the question made it very improper. So? Answer the question. Do you really have some methods that you want to conceal? This one is not worth getting an ulcer.
Four for the price of one
I agree that partner rates to hold six clubs. We can tell that from our hand. But partner does not know that we know that, and will play us for four card support when we push to the four level, so partner is well-placed to make the final decision for ...
Four for the price of one
Lots of assumptions here that I don't get. (1) Responder has shown six clubs. When? Would you really sell out to two hearts holding a hand like xx xx Jxxx KJ109x? Since our clubs are so strong, we strongly suspect that partner has six clubs, but partner doesn't ...
ATB - Wrong Slam
"N should cue-bid over the double to show 4-4 majors and values for game." Good idea, and I would do that if I had the values for game. This North hand doesn't have the values to underwrite a part-score.
Full Disclosure
Or, how about, "usually a good six or seven card suit, preemptive."
ATB - Wrong Slam
The double dummy line looks pretty weak to me. It can only work when East is 2-2-2-7, and, even then, the normal spade finesse is a 3-2 favorite. Would the auction have gone any differently had East held, say, x xx Qxx KJ10xxxx? I might find the line against, say ...
I apologize for this question
" What Ed is saying is that the Duplicate Laws allow Regulating Authorities to "prescribe alerting procedures and/or other methods of disclosure of a partnership's methods."" No, Ed specifically said such pre-alerts not authorized by the organization are illegal, cause MI, and doing so is an act of civil ...
I apologize for this question
Ed, what you are saying is nonsense. When we play a match against a pair, we start out with a quick summary of our methods, including all unusual opening bids (like a 12-15 notrump, and a Flannery/Precision 2, and our 3-bids, which do require a pre-alert). The notrump ...
Liam Milne's bidding problem: 7 KQT8 AKQJ KT75
Slam is going to have play facing two aces. I would just as soon not be in slam if partner has only one ace. Hmm, I wonder if there is any way to find out how many aces partner holds.
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