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David Levin
David Levin
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Member Since
May 13, 2015
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about me

I live in the mountains of western North Carolina (US) and work as a freelance editor of nonfiction. The latter was preceded by two lengthy stints as a systems engineer in the telecom industry. I have written and self-published several books and ebooks (one on bridge, the remainder on chess) and have recorded several digital audio tracks. I last played bridge in 2007.

Effective October 29, 2016, I will try to consistently use the gender-neutral Swedish pronoun "hen," which means "he or she" or "him or her," and the gender-neutral Swedish pronoun "hens," which means "his or her" or "his or hers."

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PtP in 5 Diamonds
Leading a spade for a heart discard (not a ruff) at Trick 2 and an eventual double squeeze caters to West's starting with six hearts. If East were to in effect discourage clubs at Trick 1, this line seems worth taking if Declarer considers the parlay of (1) a ...
PtP in 5 Diamonds
Declarer's choice at Trick 2 could consider East's card at Trick 1. If it's a high spade (say, the jack) and it suggests suit preference for hearts, then lead a middle spade at Trick 2 and pitch the 10. But if East plays a middle or low ...
2!C openers on BBO
The GIB system notes at don't seem to specify responses to or continuations after a 2 opener, which creates a bit of a quandary.
PtP in 5 Diamonds
Another possibly cute line is A, 8 (discarding the 10). If West fails to ruff this trick and does not or can not overtake if East continues with a heart honor, I can arrange to ruff the second round of hearts, draw trump (hoping they're not 0=5), and ...
The fortunes and misfortunes of my first teams tournament
On Trick 1 of the first deal (page 2), I'd have expected East to play the king if dealt KJx.
Out of the Books
Page 7, "Partner[s][b]s[/b][/s]'s hearts".
To Record or Not To Record, That is the Question
Several have expressed concern that if situations such as this one were routinely reported, a Recorder might become overwhelmed. If in future that seems imminent, then I feel that the bridge body (unit, district, or whatever) should compensate, such as by engaging multiple Recorders. I don't regard managing the ...
To Record or Not To Record, That is the Question
It seems to me that an uncontested auction would give West a better picture of Partner's hand after [code] ___ 1 1 2 2* 3 3 3 etc. [/code]
Missed slam - who was more responsible
I find North's continuing over 4 to be dubious in light of having only 3 HCP outside of spades.
Mystery of Barry Crane
Another Lalo Schifrin theme I like is the one for [i]Mannix[/i].* * An American television detective drama of the 60s and 70s.
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