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Amnon Harel
Amnon Harel
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 20, 2012
Last Seen
6 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.


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)
Favorite Conventions
Support with support. Immediate double negative.
ACBL Ranking
Non Life Master
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What has partner got?
He found another Ace *and* his hand is very suitable for . Of course, he has no minor A, or he could've started with that. AQ AKQJ KQJxx Kx?
To bid or not to bid?
I would bid, expecting the TD to be called. Later on, I hope he polls the right players :-)
Does this create some kind of UI problem?
Ask for a review with explanations. If they answer fully, Kit's answer applies. If they omit details and force you to ask further questions, I hope the TD would rule any UI their own @%$@#$% fault.
Leveling the playing field for newer players?
Sounds good. But a booklet would have more: - what's the definition of "good hands" (typically 13+HCP? 16+?) - what are the strong continuations (if any) by advancer? Can he invite to game on strength? - what's pass then cue-bid?
Alfred Abel's bidding problem: AK5 76 QT98765 5
Very tough. At first it seems clear to pass. Doubling twice without ever showing my 7 carder and starting with a take-out double with all my quick tricks in the opponents suits is so anti-partnership that it requires strong justification. Sure, I double in MP, expecting to set the contract ...
What is a ‘convention’?
@Richard, I think there were better discussions below. I use it to describe any bid whose meaning is not "let's play this contract". As you say, that's not very useful, and I see the ACBL's point in dropping this term from the rules. @Patrick: there are a ...
What is a ‘convention’?
@ Richard. Why not? The idea of NT bids having a narrow strength range is very old. But that doesn't make it "natural", "obvious", "just bridge", or anything of the kind. (It probably does indicate that it's winning bridge). And the specific range agreed depends on partnership agreement (as ...
You Be the Coach - Part III
One of my partners agreed to play 3 here (and elsewhere, the bid that's supposed to be the lowest splinter) as the generic GF with support. Works quite well.
Bridge logic - what does this auction suggest?
Does this partnership play 3OM as a general slam try? What do they show in response, controls, shortness, Serious 3NT? Then we can start guessing what this improvised and space-wasting sequence means.
An interesting slam
Did your cue-bids promise 1st round control or 1st/2nd? If the latter, the 6 bid basically promised control, and I doubt lefty under-led the K.

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