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Brad Theurer
Brad Theurer
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 14, 2010
Last Seen
30 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Started out in the NYC area, moved to DC burbs in 1990.  Enjoy the challenge of playing different systems with different partners though getting old and forgetting sucks!  I am a bidding problem junkie (MSC, It's Your Call, etc.) though I sometimes realize my action at the table and the action I choose for the contest aren't necessarily the same!

I enjoy tournaments and play in them more than in club games.  Go to occasional nationals and hope to do more of those in the future.

Did manage my highest ever finish in an open National event by coming in 2nd in the Fast Pairs at the 2018 Spring tournament in Philadelphia.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
beating Carolyn Lynch's high-powered squad (Balicki/Zmudzinski, Passell/Wold) in a regional KO final - down 15 at halftime and 41 after the first 6 boards of the 2nd half, we won the last 6 boards 43-0!
Bridge Accomplishments
Too many regional wins to count, nearly winning Flight A GNT in 2012, 2nd in 2018 NABC Fast Pairs in Spring Nationals (Philadelphia)
Regular Bridge Partners
Lyle Poe, Mark Chen, Robbie Hopkins, Leo Lasota
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Washington Bridge League
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
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My thoughts when seeing a Robot Dummy
I get that - sometimes I get on a "roll" where I bid a game where it makes as long as at least one out of 3 finesses win, and they all lose. I stay out of a game where I need 2 finesses and a 3-2 break to make, and ...
BBO did put out a statement recently that basically said that "everything is back to normal", restrictions removed, etc. due to their upgrades to their systems. I too got the timeouts constantly during my daylong game, could hardly get through one trick without another one of them happening. Perhaps they ...
1NT-4!s: What is “expert standard” (if anything)?
I play it as either the 4-4 minors with 1NT-4NT values, or the lighter invite (partner should only "go" with clear maximum, vs. 1NT-4NT stronger invite where partner should "go" with anything beyond a dead minimum). Also, the corollary sequence 1NT-2-2-4 I usually play similar in meaning ...
Play problem - IMPs (team match, 12 Boards, VP's) - part of unit Round Robin tournament so "long swiss match", so to speak
Thanks everyone - the actual result was a push. At the other table, declarer ducked 2 's, won the 3rd (pitching from dummy), and played a to the K and another . At our table, my partner found a line not yet mentioned, he won the first ...
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: J62 4 JT5 AJT865
really depends on your partnership's style/agreement on preempts - some nowadays, especially NV, preeempt "something" on any 6+ card suit (sometimes even 5, if weak 2 or Multi or a bid that shows 5 card suit and another suit, etc.), and some are more disciplined yet still aggressive, just ...
they just put in a new release v5.6.3, maybe that has something to do with it. I can get in, but everything is VERY slow response time...
Christopher Donnelly's bidding problem: QJ53 T AKQJT975 ---
the scores were just posted for these problems. I voted for 2 which did get the top score, not because I necessarily want to find a spade fit (I'm among those that might make a negative double, even with longer clubs and good enough hand to bid 2 ...
hand from BBO today
I went for the simple squeeze, unfortunately this time LHO had 2443 shape and RHO had the K, so the positional double squeeze works; also 7 would work as the heart threat can be isolated and LHO is squeezed in the reds. So on this hand, I do wish ...
hand from BBO today
that was my thinking too. Also, since you are keeping all the diamonds, if after AK, A, and 6 rounds of clubs pitching spade and 2 hearts, the K hasn't appeared and you try diamonds, if the JT were "always" doubleton or tripleton, you're still making w/o ...
hand from BBO today
looks like on your line (not saying it's "right" or "successful"), you pitch the 9 if it's not good, or 6 if the 9 is good. If K has not appeared and 9 is not good, you're hoping for a (positional?) double squeeze. One of my questions ...

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