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Brian Platnick
Brian Platnick
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 16, 2011
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

In addition to playing bridge, I am currently a member of the ACBL seeding committee.  I have also coached 2 junior pairs in the program run by Michael and Debbie Rosenberg.  When not playing bridge, I spend my time trading stock options, chilling with my family, and traveling. 

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning the 2017 Spingold
Bridge Accomplishments
Won 1991 World Juniors, 2010 Spingold, 2017 Spingold, 2010 Rosenblum, several other 1st/2nd place finishes in NABC events. WBF World Grand Master,
Regular Bridge Partners
John Diamond.
Favorite Tournaments
USBF team trials
Favorite Conventions
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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Define Your Bids Before I Tell You My Defense
David, Agree with Matt Smith that you should disclose to opponents your agreement about swinging. However, I have never had an opponent disclose anything to me in this situation. I once had an opponent, who is one of the most honest, ethical players in the world (in a match we ...
Agree. Then south gambled that partner had one more club or diamond and one fewer heart. Unlucky.
Another case of flexible signals.
With the first hand, he would likely play a diamond at trick 2.
Another case of flexible signals.
With the second hand, declarer would just pull trumps and claim instead of leading a spade
Danny Sprung's bidding problem: 963 --- AQ8642 KJT9
If I trust partner, passing seems routine. If partner hesitated, I would assume there is a better contract than 3NT.
USBF 2018 Team Trials: You Lose Some and You Win Some
On the first board, if the lead is not a singleton, 4H makes if either heart honor is onside.
Nickell vs. Lall - Board 111 - 7!S
What am I missing ? The jack of spades.
Space: Beyond the Frontier
What about 5-1 hearts and west holding HH8 of diamonds (if East had followed low) Or East with H8 of Diamonds?
Winston Chang's bidding problem: AKJT Q54 AJ63 JT
Phillip, You said, "... I abstained because I was instructed to bid 7NT if I didn't like the 2♦ bid, whereas I would prefer to be able to answer the problem regardless of whether I liked the 2♦ bid or not." and, "... I am willing to accept the bid as ...
In search of an appeal (20 years ago) from ACBL nationals
Hi Barry, I know this wasn’t your question, but since you alerted 2D, it doesn’t seem reasonable for your opponents to assert: “with six diamonds, said he would have bid 3♦ over 2♠ had he known what was going on.”

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