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Bruce Schwaidelson
Bruce Schwaidelson
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 12, 2011
Last Seen
4 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Winning the BW Spingold pool (& a BW hoodie), July 2016.
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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Bruce Schwaidelson's bidding problem: K J83 AQT73 T872
I think after the take out double, S can use judgment in bidding 1NT especially if 4-3-3-3, so opponents have at least 8 spades.
Bruce Schwaidelson's bidding problem: A875 A6542 T2 T4
Sorry for the delay in replying, Henry... we do treat 3 as a reverse with extras, but even if we didn't, I don't think I would expect partner to bid 4 w/o 5 of them & a very good hand.
Bruce Schwaidelson's bidding problem: A875 A6542 T2 T4
Henry, why do you think opener is 4=6 minors when he has bid diamonds twice? Isn't he showing 5=6 or maybe 5=7?
Good idea for ACBL Protocol?
Simon, are the bids removed before or after dummy is faced? Do you have a preference?
Bruce Schwaidelson's bidding problem: 764 5 KJ32 AK964
Shiang Chen, as noted above, 2 promised 3+.
New Documentary About Bridge — ACES & KNAVES!
Jackie, I'm excited about your project, but why the title "Aces and Knaves"? When I hear that expression I think of blackjack, not bridge.
A Spingold Story
Really nice article... thanks, Eric. My partnerships have been using several of Kantar's "52 Tips" since reading them some years ago (they have also been in the ACBL Bulletin). One of my favorites: assuming you lead A from AK on the opening lead "...if the opponents wind up at ...
The Worst Convention Ever
Kieran, I believe that's called "Reverse Fishbein".
How would you rule?
What reason did West (who surely believed he was playing 4 as a transfer) give for NOT alerting his screen-mate?! Perhaps he was unsure as to what they were playing -- perhaps he was planning to alert once the bid tray came back with a 4 bid from his ...
TV series "Fargo"
I asked some of the players around my club today if they were familiar with "vacant spaces" & the dentist's coupe... most were not! Obviously they do not follow bridgewinners either. Btw my wife & I are great Fargo fans.

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