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Bernie Greenspan
Bernie Greenspan
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Member Since
Sept. 17, 2012
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
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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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.
Mark Raphaelson's bidding problem: xxxxxxxxxxxxx --- --- ---
I have to ask. What are the spot cards?
Marley Cedrone's bidding problem: Axx Kxxx Tx xxxx
If I needed a top and was playing garbage or crawling Stayman, I might bid 2 planning to pass 2 or 2. If partner bid 2, my plan would be to bid 2. If partner corrected that to 2, I'd bid 2Nt. Actually ...
fast arrival
John, would you ever use fast arrival with an Ace and the trump Queen?
Thomas Berg's bidding problem: A75 852 T94 AK64
I'm really surprised that 45% of the respondents pass. I think everyone I play with and 95% of the people I regularly play against would open this.
Rohit Gupta's bidding problem: J82 AT732 62 T43
I've seen some people playing "Precision" pass nine point hands after a limited 1-level opening.
Tom Allan's bidding problem: KQ3 A86 A95 AT85
For what it's worth, I would have opened this 1 intending to rebid 2Nt. It may be an overbid, but it may be better for us if the opponents lead into partner.
Rohit Gupta's bidding problem: AKT75 A8 7 T7643
I would bid 3 if we had agreed it is a splinter. But without discussion, I'll bid 3. I don't like using 4 as a splinter because it makes it hard for partner to clarify spade support while investigating slam.
Insufficient Bid
If I thought East didn't notice either of the first two bids and intended to open 1, I would accept the 1 bid and bid 5. If I thought East saw the 1 bid but not the 3 bid, I would refuse to accept ...
A remarkable bid
People often get me with bids that I think are wrong or downright strange. I wish I had criteria for deciding when they were reportable/recordable. This one doesn't feel that way.

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