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Donald Lurie
Donald Lurie
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Member Since
Dec. 6, 2012
Last Seen
14 hours 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 are clearly not what they once were.   If I post an problem, 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.  

Quote: The problem with Walking the Dog is that the dog might sometimes mistake you for a fire hydrant.

Thank You 

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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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Do you play forcing pass in this auction?
RK actually, my "If I could only remember it all" is a generic comment about the current state of my overall memory. That being said, I believe that what R & S are saying is that FP usually only applies up to the point to which your partnership has forced itself ...
Ulrich Voigt's bidding problem: 4 AKQ54 AKJ85 Q5
you can recover from losing a small swing. large swings such as when both 4 and 5red make are harder to overcome
Do you play forcing pass in this auction?
For anyone interested: Robson & Segal recommended forcing pass rules/ scheme. pp47 1- a natural raise to any level never sets up a forcing pass 2-a fit-jump or splinter-jump only sets up a forcing pass if you are Vulnerable and are raising to the 4-level or higher 3-a cue-bid in the ...
Unscientific ACBL Membership Poll
kindly explain what you mean by "results over learning".
Unscientific ACBL Membership Poll
Or might have difficulties in terms of having the funds necessary for classes, lessons, reading bridge books, or even for table fees. And, spoiler alert, not every bridge book out there is necessarily well written or constructed in a manner that's conducive to a certain person's learning styles ...
Unscientific ACBL Membership Poll
Please explain what you mean by "very limited upside". TY
What Is Partner Saying to You?
Thx RR: neither would I. but when you have 2 partners, both good bridge players, recommending the bid, it makes you wonder or re-think
What Is Partner Saying to You?
Steve, and to everyone thx for all your input. As I said, doing this poll proved to be harder than I anticipated, and It appears that there are some differences on these issues. I am aware that the meaning of dbl here can depend on the range of the 1NT ...
What Is Partner Saying to You?
As the votes and comments come in, I see that the question of suit length was not clearly asked. For example, if you make a lead-directing double of a transfer at the 2-level, would this show a hand where you would want partner to support with support (Hxx or so ...
What Is Partner Saying to You?
please provide an example for a minimum vul. double after 1NT - p - 2Y (transfer) Thx
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