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Craig Biddle
Craig Biddle
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Member Since
Aug. 3, 2010
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Bridge Player
about me

USBF Junior mentor (having a great time with a half-dozen [now 8] very eager youngsters from 12-16).  Nearly made the top 500 in 2017, planning a stronger effort in 2019.

Occasionally play on BBO against Cayne and his pros, or Richard Pavlicek and partner.  I enjoy the opportunity to play against that caliber of players.  Win occasionally, too.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Multiple GNT District wins back in the day, Once had 5 BRQ's in 9 tries but nobody noticed because it took 7 years and 3 cities. Four straight 2nd day quals in Platinum Point events.
Regular Bridge Partners
Phil Goulding, Fred Schenker
Favorite Tournaments
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional
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ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
Ira Chorush - Craig Biddle
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Awkward fourth suit forcing auction
The problem is that you get to 3NT and they run the first 5 spades. The 4th suit often denies a good holding there in an otherwise NT oriented hand. But I suppose in your partnership partner would just bid notrump without a stopper there.
Make them pay!
Surely you expect to take more than 8 tricks on these cards, and it is going to be terribly difficult to do so AND win the last trick in dummy.
What do you play over 1N (2!D), 1 Major?
Agreed also.
How should declarer approach 3N? (Part two) SORRY - EDITED
We only have 9 tricks if clubs aren't 5-1.
How should declarer approach 3N? (Part two) SORRY - EDITED
If West has the Q and the AQ then the only cards unaccounted for him after he wins the Q are the AK and the non-spade jacks. Unless W has no jacks, S can't get to 11 HCP without the K. And even in that case, S is far ...
How should declarer approach 3N? (Part two) SORRY - EDITED
Really? Ask David Bird and Taf Anthias.
How should declarer approach 3N? (Part two) SORRY - EDITED
It looks like cashing the K is best here. It's a form of Vienna Coup, I suppose, although I can't recall seeing such a play in a strip-squeeze situation. Now, when I overtake the Q and someone shows out, my last 3 cards will be 10 x x ...
If West felt he had to bid, 1NT comes to mind. I have made 2-level overcalls on 4-card suits before, but every time I do it I think to myself, "If it goes wrong, apologize." It's hard to think that E could ever consider selling out, even to 4 ...
How should declarer approach 3N? (Part one)
It must be right to try to put a trick in the bank before attacking spades, since if the A is wrong and I misguess on the first round of spades I am going to see a diamond to the ace and another spade before I have acquired any ...
Who Will Direct the Directors?
And Sabine should know, since she and Daniela played a Blue Club variant for several years. I also have considerable Blue Club experience, and in all of those partnerships we required the first suit bid by a 1 opener to be a 5-card suit. Indeed, the Blue Club 2 ...

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