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David Goldfarb
David Goldfarb
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Member Since
Feb. 25, 2012
Last Seen
12 hours 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
2 over 1
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Doubling a grand slam with the stiff ace of trumps does in fact satisfy this rule of 9.
David Goldfarb's bidding problem: KQJT4 K93 K3 J43
To preempt Mr. Rosenberg, I'll note that this was my hand, and I am posting with partner's permission.
Have you EVER been a better partner?
I don't remember the whole hand, but I once held QJxxxxxx in hearts, and while I was deciding how high I wanted to preempt, my LHO opened 1 and partner overcalled 1. Unlike the example above, I didn't hold 150 honors, but I think the eighth ...
Where do you want to play this contract?
I'm going to win in dummy and lead the K. I'm hoping to either drill an entry to my hand, or force LHO to lead a round suit. I'm going to play for the HK onside at most three times, which seems fairly likely on the bidding.
Where do you want to play this contract?
Having been forced to the 4-level, I'll choose 4. Is this a trick question? There's rather too much in the way of handling charges for 6.
Easier Than Eleven
I invented an extension to the Rabbi's rule: "When the queen is doubleton, play the ace and king." I call it the Rebbitzin's rule.
The fortunes and misfortunes of my first teams tournament
Congratulations! I think I would manage to stop in game on the second board, with this bidding: 2 (SAF) - 2 (immediate negative); 2 (Birthright) - 2 (forced); 2NT (24+ balanced) - 3 (5 spades); 4 (control bid) - 4; end.
Bridge Bots
I do not. I suspect an exact tie will be rare in practice; in such a case, I'd suspect it would simply flip a coin. Perhaps someone with insider knowledge might weigh in.
How would you handle this as the director?
If the East-West agreement is that 3 is nonforcing here, then that must be alerted, at least in the ACBL and I assume in most other jurisdictions. It is not required for South to ask. So for that part of things, the director was wrong. On the other hand ...
Bridge Bots
GIB isn't explicitly programmed to do that, but that happens as a consequence of how it thinks. GIB uses what's called a "Monte Carlo" method: it creates multiple possible deals that (it thinks) are consistent with the bidding and play to that point, and uses a fast double-dummy ...

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