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Craig Biddle
Craig Biddle
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 3, 2010
Last Seen
2 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

2nd in the Silver Ribbons in Memphis 2019.  Many people have congratulated me for my finish, and then added that I should not be too disappointed that we didn't win.  I play the game to learn about the game and improve my capacity to play it well.  This result told me that I can play it well enough to win at that level, and the fact that I didn't actually win is totally irrelevant to 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

Favorite Bridge Memory
Contending the whole way in the Silver Ribbons and ending up second.
Bridge Accomplishments
2nd NABC Silver Ribbon Pairs, 2019. 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, Bernie Greenspan
Favorite Tournaments
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional
Favorite Conventions
transfer responses to 1C and transfer rebids after 1D-1M
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
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Congrats College Team Tournament Winners!
I can speak to the CMU situation as I have been the liaison between Brent and our local unit. We have provided them with supplies free of charge. And they are hosting a high school tournament soon, I haven't seen the exact date. There have been other informal bridge ...
TD who Knows their Onions
He did not know that all the tricks were surely his for quite some time. As was posted above, West could carelessly pitch from 9xx. To attempt to deny declarer that chance for an extra trick is unsportsmanlike, IMO.
TD who Knows their Onions
I remember a case where a world class player asked for and received a score adjustment because the opponents did not alert that Stayman followed by 2NT could be a hand with no 4-card major.
Opener's 1 Spade Rebid vs. 3-Card Heart Raise
A) After you play 2 in a 4-3 fit with a 4-4 spade fit a couple of times, you will understand. B) Most of us solve this 1-1, 1 problem by using XYZ. C) Yes, because you don't have the death 4=3 in the ...
On the Line
The analysis of the spade lead shows a weakness of 3/low leads - a significant number of suit combinations allow declarer to place high honors. 3/low leaders often look for opportunities to lead false cards. One such situation is with a hand with as much defensive promise as West ...
Kayden Ge's bidding problem: T2 A AKJ9832 K86
I have a heart stopper. I have a filler for partner's first suit. And I have a potential 7 tricks in diamonds. I'm surprised 3NT isn't unanimous.
Blind pass or bid!
When I was in college, we played a couple of deals "no peek" style at a local club game. The results were exceedingly random, but not entirely disastrous.
Plan the play in a tenuous 5!C
Yes, Adam, that's better. And we both agree that cashing the A early just facilitates a spade overruff.
Plan the play in a tenuous 5!C
Yes, Amber, that's correct.
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: AJ863 A43 76 QJ6
But why didn't I bid 3NT over 3? Or, better yet, over 2?

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