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Amnon Harel
Amnon Harel
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 20, 2012
Last Seen
23 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Started playing bridge in high school. Badly. Took me over a dozen years to start unlearning bad habits and start to understand the game.

Country
Israel

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Two great runs in the (main) team event in the International Israeli Bridge Festival, back when it was in a three session format. Tying a match with the Herbst brothers after finnessing declarer's 5 on defence, way before we had any clue how to play, when they were already international-caliber.
Bridge Accomplishments
Met previous two bridge partners through bridge, and they ended up my good friends.
Regular Bridge Partners
Uri Epstein, Dror Shahaf, Hanan Sher
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Carmel
Favorite Conventions
Support with support. Immediate double negative.
ACBL Ranking
Non Life Master
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What do you do about this curious explanation
@David, unless they play that double is mandatory after LHO opens 1NT, they have negative inferences available. For most of us these would be that certain (all?) hands with a good suit and a certain offensive potential are ruled out, as are balanced hands below a certain strength, and probably ...
Michael Kamil's bidding problem: K KJT85 AK AJT63
4 may play badly in a 5-1 fit with trumps not breaking. (I'm assuming you're playing lebensol or some other tool so partner doesn't have to jump to 4 with maximum and a 4144 shape) What's you plan if partner bids 2NT (lebensol), or ...
What is redouble?
@Rohit - You and Frances may be in agreement here. I think the redouble also shows a defensive monster, looking for partner to supply the missing trumps to get them when they escapse. 3H sounds like extra offence without so much extra defence, usually it'll have just enough defence to ...
Is this hand an acceptable one-level opening bid in modern bridge?
At one point there was talk about a 5% rule for opening 1NT with a singleton. Currently, there is a much more practical rule for this particular situation [1], but I think the 5% principle can solve a lot of this "full disclosure" problems. Let's say the rule is ...
Is this hand an acceptable one-level opening bid in modern bridge?
@Stan: I think that's a great question. I wouldn't hesitate a second before passing, but given how little I'd need to open this hand in any other seat, you made me realize that wasn't well considered. So after some consideration, I guess I still pass unless ...
Is this hand an acceptable one-level opening bid in modern bridge?
What does modern bridge have to do with it? Wouldn't Simon have Futile Wiley pass this hand and miss game / miss a huge penalty / have his partner sacrifice over a hopeless slam / all of the above to make the point? Point Shmoints. You got offence. You got defence. What ...
Hesitation Blackwood II (Director's perspective)
Nice attitude. I wonder what answer you hoped will get the most votes? Anyway, there are even __more__ details missing in your OP than were pointed out in this thread. For example, what exactly was the next bid after 5M? How does it fit that player's hand, if we ...
Hesitation Blackwood II (Director's perspective)
Similar as in "here too there's nothing to complain about here"?
Hesitation Blackwood II (Director's perspective)
I sure am glad I'm not playing in your club.
Rajeev Jog's bidding problem: 9xx Tx JT9 AK8xx
Don't you play "criss cross", or whatever it's called, where a jump in the other minor shows 8-9 HCP (or equivalent with extra shape) and support for opener's minor?
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