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David Parsons
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Member Since
Nov. 6, 2015
Last Seen
9 minutes 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, David Libchaber, 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: 8765 A54 KJ9875 ---
It's a Larry Cohen quote, not mine. My observation, from looking at the cards of international players, is that it is common in the US among expert players but not outside the US.
Which trump do you play?
I know it... hard to believe he rose with the K.
Which trump do you play?
It didn't occur to my partner either, especially at this vulnerability. The declarer was a pro playing with his client, and evidently needed a turn-around. The only way he can make the contract is to lose only one spade, and this is what happened.
Which trump do you play?
Thanks, all for your responses. I was the decision-maker at the table and played a low trump, which I thought was correct. Declarer had KJTxx and partner had the Qxx. Declarer played the K and then led the T. My partner thought that declarer might have the AKJTxx, (six were ...
David Parsons's bidding problem: AKQ9 K97 J5 9753
Yes, I misspoke -- sorry. It's just a game try, as is usual Bridge World Standard for that bid in this auction.
David Parsons's bidding problem: AKQ9 K97 J5 9753
That's correct -- it doesn't say anything about hearts, it is merely a game try.
Response to Maximal Double -- What does it mean?
Yes, Patrik, regarding the Spiral convention -- my partner and I use it all the time because opener in our system is not allowed to reply 1NT without 12-14 HCPs and no singleton or void. The auction 1m-1M-2M-2NT asks for clarification on shape and strength. The responses are the minors for ...
Response to Maximal Double -- What does it mean?
Patrik -- Three-card support of responder's major bid is not uncommon. It's why the Spiral Convention was invented.
Response to Maximal Double -- What does it mean?
Kieran -- Let's examine that...provide a partner hand consistent with the bidding where partner passes, please.
Response to Maximal Double -- What does it mean?
RR: In that Auction, 4 would be Redwood (by the understanding of partner and I), so that's how you get to "EKB". Meanwhile, a 4 bid (instead of the maximal double) gives control of the bidding to opener, and that's not really ideal. Don't get ...
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