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Donald Lurie
Donald Lurie
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Member Since
Dec. 6, 2012
Last Seen
19 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 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 does this bid mean?
SB: thx maybe i am missing something here (often the case), but i was opening bidder, not the over-caller. and partner had shown a (usually) 3-card simple raise (maybe 4-card with 4333 distro).
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: K864 KQT4 J8 QJT
not sure how mouldy it is, but the companion hand, posted elsewhere, was a mid-range weak NT, 4333 with KQT of s. So far most (11/14) have indicated that they would have bid 2M with that hand as opposed to passing 2, so that may be a factor.
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: K864 KQT4 J8 QJT
I probably should have added a second question: Does opener previous pass over 2 absolutely deny possession of a 4-card major?
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: AK3 AKQ9 K2 9762
to those of you who have passed: how do you play a 1NT bid in this position?
Tom Allan's bidding problem: A954 J5 AKQT85 7
interesting: does 2 show 4-6 or 5-6? If only 4, then it seems like an interesting alternative granted the hand, with even breaks, has 5 losers just asking
What does this bid mean?
thx the question is: Is 3 passable? If yes, with what type of hand (only with 4-card support?) If not, then this is a raise to 3 showing either concentrated values or all working values? Two rather different types of hands
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: 53 743 4 AK98743
i'm always being insulted - comes with the territory. I'm used to it. :) not so sure how veiled an insult it is. felt more like homicidal intent, felt like I was being hung.
What does this bid mean?
Nice use of data base. Thx Please note that the partnership is playing weak 2 opening bids so examples 1 & 4 from above seem to be unlikely. To SteveB : thx for responding. But I'm a bit unclear about why it could be one or the other. They would ...
What does this bid mean?
Thx; To clarify the partnership raise options: the partnership has a different bid to show a mixed raise. (Bergen raises are in effect still over 1 overcalls) However, it does not specifically play fit jumps.
Yuan Shen's bidding problem: T765 AJT95 Q2 87
nice work/wd So, are your results suggesting that, while the 5-2 fit does better than the 4-3 fit when opener is 3-2 in the majors, overall, playing 1N-2C-2D-2H = p/c does better on all other combinations (as well as on all combinations that include opener being 3-2 in the ...
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