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Brian Platnick
Brian Platnick
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 16, 2011
Last Seen
23 minutes 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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Agree with Nigel K. about 1H: Opening light in 3rd seat red is especially risky when you can’t pass partner’s most likely bid. Agree with Mark R. about the double of 1NT, which seems normal. 2S was not a good bid for the reasons others stated. I’m ...
Drop ins to the Blue Ribbons
When the Soloway was first proposed, my suggestion was: - BRP first weekend - Soloway starting on Monday with 2 days of Swiss, 32 teams qualify, then half day Matches on Wednesday (rounds of 32 & 16). Full day matches Thur/fri/sat. The 2 losing teams on Friday can drop into Reisinger ...
What am I missing?
Tom, Is this the poll to which you refer? If so, I know what you are missing.
Playing Double Dummy in the Vanderbilt
Dale, When I told a few people in Memphis about the second hand, I said, "dummy has AJ64 of hearts. Remember the spots, they are important." Presumably one pays more attention in a Vanderbilt match than when given a problem, but I was still surprised that over 2/3 didn ...
WOLFSON Wins Vanderbilt
Hi Peg and Amy, I underrated Mike Kamil ... once. And learned never to do it again.
What is this redouble?
2S = I psyched the 1NT overcall Redouble = instead of -500 for all the match points (or a few Imps), lets get zero match points (or lose 10 Imps)
Update: Zia and Cheek Win Platinum Pairs
Barry, Congrats on a great showing and especially for your ability to be objective about the appeal hand. When I was asked about the trick 1 hesitation, I wasn’t informed that Kevin detached a card then placed it back in his hand. For me, this makes the decision correct ...
Update: Zia and Cheek Win Platinum Pairs
Barry, I think you are cold for 11 tricks on a spade lead if you guess the position correctly.
How do you play this 3!s bid?
David, Would you expect 3NT to promise 4S? If not, why double 3C instead of bidding 3NT? If so, then 3S should be artificial.
Missed game - who was more responsible
Yes, it is forcing. 4M/longer m is one of the possible hands.

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