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David Goldfarb
David Goldfarb
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Member Since
Feb. 25, 2012
Last Seen
13 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

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Favorite Bridge Memory
Second place in an A/X Swiss, in a field with multiple Grand Life Masters including Eddie Wold and Shawn Quinn.
Regular Bridge Partners
Harry Elliott, Jon Goldberg, Jim Andre
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ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
An Unassuming Club
An Unassuming Club
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Jim Andre and David Goldfarb 2/1 card
2 over 1
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Sheila + David
2 over 1
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Why is South taking any call holding balanced trash? Why is North bidding a 5C that has two ways to lose?
Using two bidding systems according to vulnerability
I've played against a pair who played Precision when the [i]opponents[/i] were vulnerable, and 2/1 when they weren't. I actually think that makes a fair amount of sense.
Am I overthinking ? Opening lead choice.
Even if you can get hearts set up, you're not likely to be able to cash your winners. Partner might actually have an entry to his hoped-for spades. I do think that the case here, where the declaring side turns out to be wide open in hearts, is unusual ...
Am I overthinking ? Opening lead choice.
I would also have led a spade.
Need to Commit
I've seen quite a few pairs around where I live who play UD attitude but standard count. I've tried it myself, and switched to UD count for precisely the reason you give.
Here goes....
I'm fine with that. If someone else wants Boye, go ahead.
Here goes....
If they have to be living and active, Boye Brogeland. If not, Edgar Kaplan.
(1M)-1NT-transfers to the M...
I play it as showing the next suit up from their M. (If their suit is spades, then it shows clubs.)
Play (Interruption)
I had almost exactly this happen to me at a side game at an NABC. I cashed the A, led to the entryless board's K, then said "club" and had my brain seize up. A second later I managed to get out, "club [i]queen[/i]". The opponents tried ...
Construct a hand
This was my first thought: 18-19 hcp, stoppers in both majors, something like 3=2=2=6 with a source of tricks in clubs. Maybe Axx Kx Kx AKQxxx. (Bidding 2NT here on a balanced hand with some number of schmoints is begging to go for 500 against a partscore ...

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