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David Goldfarb
David Goldfarb
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 25, 2012
Last Seen
an hour ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

Bridge Information

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
BBO Username
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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Copy of Bridge Winners Standard
2 over 1
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Harry Elliott and David Goldfarb 2/1 card
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Is this 2!c bid forcing?
There's a beer in your future
It's not done in the hope of a forget by declarer: it's done to prevent the last trick from being taken by the 7. Really now.
Migrating to 1NT semi forcing
Opener doesn't pass with a maximum. Opener passes with the hands that would reject a 3-card invitational raise. You play in 1NT instead of 3M in the 5-3 fit. At imps that's probably not a big deal; this matters more at matchpoints.
What should be the “weakest action” over a 2!s transfer to !c or a 2NT transfer to !d over a 1NT opening?
You open 1NT, partner bids 2 showing clubs, and you have a minimum without club support, so you pass? Really?
Voting for new KBA name
"Bridge for Life" could conceivably be confused with an anti-abortion activist group.
Bad bidding practices that you nevertheless see many long-time players engage in
I've been waiting many years for 1M-4M on 13-15 with 3-4 card support to miss a good slam. I've yet to encounter it. 4 as ace-asking is not uncommon where I live, but then I live in Houston, where Johnny Gerber lived. Even three decades after his ...
Bidding philosophy
Basically, everything Lawrence says about partner's hand applies equally well to responder's: you are exactly as likely to find a stack to your left as you are to find partner with fitting cards.
Ronald Kalf's bidding problem: AK6 J752 QT JT96
I'd have doubled at my first turn, though I admit it's close, and I'd be happier with it if my diamond honor were the queen of any other suit.
Hank Eng's bidding problem: 6 QJ8654 4 AKQ86
Here's a general principle I've been trying to take to heart: when you're on a guess, go with the option that has the bigger upside when it's right.
Hank Eng's bidding problem: 6 QJ8654 4 AKQ86
I have a 4-loser hand opposite a 1-bid. If we're off two key cards, that's just too bad.

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