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Brad Craig
Brad Craig
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Basic Information

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

I am giving up playing the game due to , in my opinion, the ACBL's colluding with known collusive cheaters to defraud ACBL members from titles and sponsorships. I am also disgusted with inept management (who schedules a national in Hawaii anyway? It's beautiful but out of many's affordabilty...B.O.D., this looks BAD when you grant yourselves a trip, room, and board there.)


I will continue to teach but will no longer support the ACBL until these issues have been addressed to my satisfaction.



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)
None, now
Favorite Tournaments
Doesn't much matter anymore
Favorite Conventions
Ones that don't involve cheating
BBO Username
not much of an issue now
ACBL Ranking
Sorry, this user has no cards yet.
What Does This Double Mean?
Just a good flexible hand if you ask me. Maybe shows/implies some diamond length and values in case aggressor is 5=4 in the reds (I'd aver probably better to play than defend with that).
Sasha Cooper's bidding problem: Qxxxxx --- Jxx xxxx
If I yank this, I think there will be a line starting two deep at the partnership desk.
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: AK98763 QJT 8 J2
IMO 4 did not set a force (might it not be a weak string of spades and out?) so partner's double shows extras and is not expressing an opinion on defending. Based on that, I bid 6.
Colin Baker's bidding problem: K98 T753 T A8532
IMO running from this is letting the opps push you around.
Steven Mcgrahan's bidding problem: 862 Q9876 9543 T
The 10 is an asset. Running adds too much randomness to a volatile situation. Pass and (sort of) take the cash in what rates to be a playable spot.
Your call
Definitely Passing scenario 2. I think another call is OK with scenario 1 in spite of the UI - I prefer 3 to see if 3NT is playable; might angle for 5 otherwise.
Unusual NT or Not
For me, I wouldn't UNT on any of them, considering only #3 even moderately close. Really like Phil's 'abused convention' comment.
Robert Thorstad's bidding problem: KT752 9 KJT3 T83
It does appear 'mixed' raise means different things to different people.
1D or 1NT? My marriage is on the line...!
I would have gotten a lousy result regardless. I think it's close (too close for marital bliss to risk :) but I admit I would open 1 and probably rebid 3 so maybe my opinion is something I should keep to myself.
100% to both players. South getting to the 3-level with a balanced pile seems to be swinging too hard at a pitch in the dirt. North's going on voluntarily to 5 when South passed 4 is simply bad; North has an ordinary hand and 5 is ...

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