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Brad Craig
Brad Craig
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Basic Information

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

Player for 40 years. Work and other interests (golf, tennis, poker, and recently pickleball) have curtailed my play, and I wish I had the chance to play more. I do teach 'intermediate' bridge regularly. It might be apt to describe myself as more 'student of the game'. One immutable fact about bridge I have learned - bridge teaches about life.

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
2000 masterpoints, but more important to me is the thanks of my students.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Favorite Tournaments
Tampa/Bradenton regionals (although I live in the US Mid-Atlantic)
Favorite Conventions
to be honest, it depends on the weather. And my golf game.
BBO Username
jodepp, although I'm not there much
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
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10 missing K slam percentage
I confess I would hop ace. At BAM, if they're not in slam the play is simply make 6. Playing 'all-out' for 13 tricks seems at best to be a play for a push; in other words, I lose this board only if the other pair pushes as ...
Yusuf Sohtorik's bidding problem: QJT96 --- AQT8765 7
In a weird way the only reason I prefer 5 over 4 is the lead-directional aspect, because I don't think either call will end the auction.
David Corn's bidding problem: Q5432 75 A975 A6
If the XX denies a fit, Passing could pickle partner.
Merijn Groenenboom's bidding problem: 84 AJ965 AJ97 T7
Because 3NT is where all 21-point misfits are played :) 2 would have the effect of accelerating the auction which is the last thing I want to do right now.
Jean-Luc Lachance's bidding problem: K6432 A873 6 QJ9
One is entitled to follow preferred methods, but I deem 3 mandatory.
Jana Vernon's bidding problem: A4 AQ98742 T T73
I must be behind the times, as 4 wouldn't occur to me.
Jana Vernon's bidding problem: AK5 Q AQ932 Q764
We're in a high-scoring strain and partner could be looking at scrap. Pass at matchpoints.
Ray Fink's bidding problem: J7 J4 6532 KJT96
If there was a BIT, 3 would seem to be the alternative suggested. Thus it looks like 4 is foisted on us.
Questions for people who play 12-14 1NT
In my KS partnerships, I like to play that 1/ - 1NT is 5-7 hcp. Opener is warned that game is not likely opposite the 15-17 balanced hand. So that helps the first hand. To handle the second hand, we play that 1-2, (any) 3 turns ...
Michael Askgaard's bidding problem: K632 9863 A75 A2
Borderline between a 'slow' Stayman sequence and converting the Double to penalty for me. Might lean towards conversion with better spade spots.

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