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Donald Lurie
Donald Lurie
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Member Since
Dec. 6, 2012
Last Seen
36 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Retired ex-School Psychologist, worked in a middle school in the South Bronx. living outside of NYC.  Not an expert, never claimed to be, never will be.  Became LM over 35 years ago but don't ask me how?  Frequently play on BBO - (Double !) but play live bridge relatively infrequently. Memory and attention/ concentration skills seem to be getting progressively worse (especially in terms of remembering played cards).   If I post a problem or OP, even if it seems like such a no-brainer and elementary to you, something likely occurred at the table where a disagreement occurred or there was some difference in approach or style.  So please view it as respecting and appreciating your input.  

The more you learn, the more you realize how little you know - scary!

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Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Trumping partner's ace to get her off an endplay against Oswald Jacoby. It was the right play: he was not pleased. (yeah. I go back that far)
BBO Username
Double !
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
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Stop! Thief!
thanks for the responses. the staymen with and without stops, etc are just potential add-ons. I have tried to teach them lebensohl, but it just hasn't stuck. They both have some memory issues, especially one of them. So I am trying to work with what they (2 people, one ...
Online NABC - Congrats to Phil Clayton
At-At, At-At-At. That's Martian for awesome, so happy for you, excellent. May many more wins come you way.
A 1!d response to a 1!c opening by partner...
LIke many others, I personally tend to bid Walsh style, often by-passing s unless I have a Game Force hand. Many people have ways to show the weak 4-6 hand With one partnership we play 1-1 as showing either natural s and/ or some Game Force which can ...
Lead/ carding agreements
Kantar's 1974 book is Defensive Bridge Play: Wilshire Book Company
ATP- Match Points
Isn't htuoS always to the left of tsaE?
Donald Lurie's lead problem: AJ4 JT92 T85 873
RF: in the other poll, the vote was 32 for the companion hand to pass 3 and one abstention, me. I also passed at the table so it's 33 (100% for the pass). When i saw them run 11 tricks and us lose something like 8.8 imps ...
Donald Lurie's lead problem: AJ4 JT92 T85 873
feel "sprightly" This was the companion hand to KT652, K84, Q9, JT6. The 3 bid was actually made on Q97, with 83 in declarer's hand. J lead and they run 11 tricks off the top Either J or A lead works on ...
Follow-up after a reopening
449 pages of content text plus TOC, prologue, etc, and there are still things that I can't find there. Hope you have an incredible memory.
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: KQ43 AKQ T98632 ---
interesting votes so far. as some might have suspected, this was the companion hand to another recent poll hand. 872, 965, AJ7, KQT7.. The hand chose to pass the 2 overcall: perhaps there was a better call. On the other poll, this hand had to ...
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: Q7 64 AQ53 J8653
what do you recommend instead? I had another bid (5N) in mind. not sure what was right. maybe should poll.
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