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Donald Lurie
Donald Lurie
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Member Since
Dec. 6, 2012
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6 hours ago
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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 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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What's this double (#206)
I've often wondered whether the term "DSIP" isn't rather presumptive if not an outright oxymoron? I guess it depends on who your partners are. OK, I went there. Now I am about to get clobbered.
What's this double (#206)
I suspect there is a difference between what people consider to be standard (if there is such a thing), what the meaning would be barring prior discussion, and what people might prefer the meaning to be. For example, in one of my partnerships we play the X as general game ...
Thanks, Fred Gitelman
One thing that I haven't seen mentioned yet is the fact that BBO has brought people from all over the world into closer contact by creating a platform where anyone from anywhere might be meeting/ playing online at the same time. I have played with and made friends on ...
Jason Leith's bidding problem: QJ985 A6 JT Q543
Match Points If it's close, play for plus scores. +170 is unlikely to be that much below average but -100 is. At IMPS with 7 loser hand and 5 trumps (10 combined/ law) I would bid 4S. This is really close: depends on how light you open, too imo.
Thanks, Fred Gitelman
Retiring? I demand to know who authorized this! and on what grounds? I am not part of any inner circles and I am certainly not a bridge expert (just a student and lover). I barely knew Fred: met him twice, once at a get-together that he and Sheri had arranged ...
DOTW?
Hi Phil. If you are still using the Old (flash) Version, I think I can get you there: From main screen, click on Practice, on the next screen click on Bridge Movies, the on "Enter BBO Store to access educational bridge content". That will bring you to a screen with ...
(1!S)-X-(2!S)-?
This is deja vu all over again. I prefer Steve's method.
The Board where Everything went Wrong...
Deosil go by the waxing moon, chanting out the joyful tune. Widdershins go when the moon doth wane, and the werewolf howls by the dread wolfsbane.
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: 7 AJ5 KQ75 A9653
Assume not playing good-bad 2N: what would 2NT in this position show/ ask/ tell?
What does this bid mean/ show?
inconceivable!
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