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Zelig Rubenstein
Zelig Rubenstein
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 17, 2012
Last Seen
20 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning 2 bottles of wine at the Aurora, Ont sectional.
Regular Bridge Partners
BBO Robot #12
Favorite Tournaments
Red Sea International Bridge Festival
Favorite Conventions
upside-down signals
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
The Worst Convention Ever
Originally with the Montreal Relay 1 - 1M showed a suit where you'd be willing to accept a three card raise as opposed to guaranteeing a 5 card suit.
The Worst Convention Ever
How about my opponents' auction? 2 - 2 3 - 4NT 5 - 5 6 - 6 7 - 7 P
The Best Convention Ever
I know mine probably doesn't :-(
More VuGraph Coming
Greenwich Mean Time
Should Michaels require an alert?
Sometimes it requires an alert and sometimes an announcement depending on what the rest of the hand's distribution could be and whether it is forcing or not.
A Modest Proposal
It's an interesting idea but it doesn't address the inherent unfairness of determining your strat before the results are in. In a multi-session event, you'd have to reconfigure the stratifications after session awards are given out.
Best Hand Held After Partner Opens
I held AKJ,AKxx,KQJx,QJ and heard partner open 1S and rebid 2H. Finding partner with 1KC I bid 6H and got the "don't bid Blackwood with 2 quick losers" lecture when partner held QTxxx,QJxx,Ax,xx. No Gary, I never played with him again. :-)
Why play a Big !C or Precision?
I used to play Schenken which is a strong club with four card majors.
1NT opening range.
With opening bids lighter today than in Kaplan's time, I would expect a balanced 12-14 in 4th seat after 3 passes to be quite rare.
3 card major suit responses
ACBL clubs can allow or disallow whatever they like unless it's a mult-site event like a STaC. When I played with Doug we were allowed at two of the local clubs to play the transfer responses as long as we pre-alerted.

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