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Bernie Greenspan
Bernie Greenspan
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Sept. 17, 2012
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Bridge Player
about me

My parents taught me bridge at the family dinner table when I was six. I played casually for the next 20+ years then joined the ACBL in my late 20s and have slowly but progressively grown more serious about bridge. Now in my mid 60s, I'm more enthusiastic than ever and still working to improve my game. 

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BernieG
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What should the selectors do?
I'm from the USA, so I don't have a horse in this race, but here's my take. I watch the US trials each year and usually have a rooting interest, especially in the later rounds. In 2017, I was pulling for the Harris team to qualify. I ...
Stig Holmquist's bidding problem: 32 A4 AKT85432 A
This is very outdated. I don't recall seeing anyone who plays a 4 rebid like this. I think having 4 show a solid 6 card suit and good 4 card support is currently the most popular use.
Stig Holmquist's bidding problem: 32 A4 AKT85432 A
I wouldn't call 3 a psych. Opener wanted to create a game force and this was a way to do that. This hand has more probable playing strength than a typical flat 19 count.
Christopher Moh's bidding problem: A96 K84 J963 A86
I'll bid 2Nt. I think Lebensol over weak twos includes bidding 2Nt followed by 3Nt over partner's 3 as the way to show a weaker 3Nt bid than bidding 3Nt directly. If partner bids 3 of a major instead of 3, I'll cue bid.
Jyri Tamminen's bidding problem: T9754 A2 AT3 J97
I'd take my chances with a penalty double if it was available. Given the system, I pass.
Wayne Perrin's bidding problem: A75 K985 --- QJ9876
I think making a forward going bid is mandatory. The 2 bid showed a limited opener. The 3 bid rejected a game try. Once partner cue bids over that, I'm not permitted to deny a control. In some partnerships, I would bid 3Nt as a slam try.
Scott Needham's bidding problem: AJxx QTxx KTxx x
I play 3 as invitational or better with both majors. Rarely, I might hold a hand too good to jump to 4 of a major.
Eric Hamilton's bidding problem: 43 2 AKQ9864 T75
If we don't use 3Nt as Gambling, I would open 1. It's almost impossible for any of my partners to play me for this much if I open 3.
ATB/UBTJ - hand from sectional swiss
It looks to me like West was guessing (poorly) how to defend. As East, I think I would have played the 3 to trick one, hoping to play the 2 to trick two. I'm not sure if this would have been enough help for West. It also ...
Stefan Olausson's bidding problem: A96 AKQ43 J KQ86
With several partners, I play 3Nt shows an unbalanced 5 card raise with exactly one outside A or K.
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