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David Parsons
David Parsons
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Basic Information

Member Since
Nov. 6, 2015
Last Seen
12 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Actuary, Ranked Chess and Othello Master, now retired and studying Bridge.

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Recently, 4/75 at the District 3 NJ Regional, 1/57 at the Eastern States Regional Open Pairs in NYC, 42/364 in Silodor at the Spring NABC in Philly.
Regular Bridge Partners
Paul Frean, Irving Gewirtzman, David Carter
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Honors in NYC
Favorite Conventions
Not a convention, but I love New Losing Trick Count (NLTC) for hand evaluation.
BBO Username
parsonsdav
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
Parsons Libchaber
Two over One (Larry Cohen's Style)
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David Parsons's bidding problem: JT86 AQJT 62 765
Please ignore this poll -- I messed up and forgot to put in a pass. I will repost the poll.
David Parsons's bidding problem: J86 7 QT652 J753
Nikos, Are you implying that an uncontested auction of 2-2-2NT should be passed with the OP hand?
David Parsons's bidding problem: J97 J985 A3 9754
Paul -- I am not sure that I follow your logic at all. You say that you don't bid 4 because you think the opponents may be able to bid 4 making. And, yet when your partner doubles 3 for penalty, you are suddenly feel that 3 ...
David Parsons's bidding problem: J97 J985 A3 9754
And if South doubles 3, what would you do as North?
David Parsons's bidding problem: J97 J985 A3 9754
Sure, partner's hand was: 3 AK62 KQJT42 T6 West's hand was: AKQT862 QT3 8 Q2 It was the Common Game for Tuesday Evening, Board 18: https://tcgcloud.bridgefinesse.com/PHPPOSTCGS.php?options=LookupClioBoard&acblno=4402820&date=2019-09-03&board=18&gamemode ...
David Parsons's bidding problem: J97 J985 A3 9754
Paul -- In the actual hand, partner had 13 HCPs and was 1462, with all his HCPs in hearts and diamonds. The total tricks in the actual hand was 19 and 4x, down one was the top score by 30% of the field. With partner's hand, would you have ...
David Parsons's bidding problem: J97 J985 A3 9754
Paul -- Yes, LOTT would tell you 16 or 17 total tricks. So, with that knowledge and if you trust partner, does that change your answer?
David Parsons's bidding problem: J97 J985 A3 9754
I see, Richard. So you judge the chance of (a) less than 50% (otherwise double is the logical choice), but the chance of (a) plus the chance of (b) together is greater than 50% (otherwise 4 is the logical choice). That logic does make some sense. Thanks.
David Parsons's bidding problem: J97 J985 A3 9754
So, if you think that it's likely that they'll make 3 based on experience, then why wouldn't you bid 4?
David Parsons's bidding problem: J97 J985 A3 9754
You have the last bid. What do you think is the likely outcome of us playing in hearts and them playing in spades? Then check the scores at matchpoints if you do something versus passing. I thank you for your answer, that's why I posted. I'm just surprised ...
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