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Brad Craig
Brad Craig
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Member Since
Oct. 24, 2015
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Teacher
about me

Back after a seven-month boycott of the ACBL

 

 

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning the second competitive bridge game I ever played in after finishing dead last in the first one
Bridge Accomplishments
the thanks of my students.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Unit 142, District 5, ACBL
Favorite Tournaments
Always liked Tampa-Bradenton regionals
Favorite Conventions
Ones that I can remember
BBO Username
jodepp
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
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Is 3!S foring?
3 isn't forcing but it certainly is invitational if partner is 3=0=5=5 (or 2=1=5=5 with at least a fair hand).
David Sackett's bidding problem: K92 A83 T62 Q863
All this discussion about what's where and what to do? Partner has made a penalty double and is asking for a diamond.
Yusuf Sohtorik's bidding problem: J765 K6 K6 AQ875
2, just on the theory that it's annoying to the opponents. If we miss a spade fit, that's the price we pay.
Szabolcs Udvari's bidding problem: K962 QJ8753 632 ---
Double is definitely lacking in substance, but the shape makes the call worth it. Unless partner converts it, in which case the first round is on me.
Benny Abramov's bidding problem: AJ94 KT5 T7 AQ75
Do I overcall? No, but I do Double and live with a 2 advance from partner.
Simon Weinberger's lead problem: 653 653 AK42 QJ6
I could be persuaded to lead anything except a small diamond; it would be a shame to blow to Qx.
ATB - Goulash hand went wrong
I don't know if I like North's first double. South's jumping to 6 seems totally unnecessary; South set a force and deserved to miss a grand (or got the result deserved, depending on your point of view). The less said about North's second double, the ...
What does this bid mean?
Auto-splinter would be my choice, but if we haven't discussed it, five spades and six+hearts.
IMPS at stake
Seems like it's right to me to bid all the time, especially as partner could have a heart fit. This deal could be oozing offensive tricks for both sides. If partner has a pure penalty double of diamonds, bidding on could still be right.
ATB, but I get the couch
North's slam tries with a small doubleton spade, when South hasn't shown much enthusiasm, seem too hungry to me.
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