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Donald Lurie
Donald Lurie
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Member Since
Dec. 6, 2012
Last Seen
41 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 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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Martin Lindfors's bidding problem: 73 862 75 AQJ843
Please explain why this hand would not simply bid 3 over the 2 rebid instead of a false preference? That's where the hand lives, where the length and values are. At least P will not be tempted to play me for/ hope I have a card ...
Barry Dehlin's bidding problem: AKQJT4 T9 K5 J42
agree with 3 rebid to show the solid suit, set trump. anything after might be a control show?
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: KJ842 J KT8754 3
u did vote 3N
David Parsons's bidding problem: J86 7 QT652 J753
"And the meaning of partner's pass and the meaning of partner's double which he did not make." Isn't that the real question that this OP asks? And, is X with the OP hand penalty or re-opening t/o? Establish the agreements to these questions and you have ...
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: KJ842 J KT8754 3
with all due respect: Run where? P had an opportunity to tell me to run and did not do so. Am I to base my decisions by implicitly trusting the opponents' bids/ judgment? If anything, perhaps this argues more in favor of having Dbl'd 3 initially ( or bidding ...
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: AT6 QT953 AJ A64
This was an interesting hand. The companion hand, also posted as a bidding polls as what to do if this hand overcalls 3 and lho doubles, was: KJ842, J, KT8754, 3. Not exactly the hand that is crazy about playing in 3NT. What would bid ...
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: KJ842 J KT8754 3
is now 17 to 13 in favor of 3NT vs 3.
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: KJ842 J KT8754 3
How is partner supposed to know whether or not he/ she made a bad bid with 3? If P thought 3 was a bad bid, perhaps P wouldn't have made the bid in the first place. Imo, P running, especially having no clue what your hold, is ...
Balanced 17+-19 hcp hands in competition
LL: Thx. looks a bit different from the bocchi-duboin/ il sistema, 2010 notes that you posted on BBF 4/29/14. Mostly the 2NT response. (I thought it looked familiar.) Looks like you made some improvements. Your 2 opener seems different. Curious: how do you show balanced 22-24 or ...
Balanced 17+-19 hcp hands in competition
Thx, this seems like it has possibilities. I do have a question, tho: would like the OK to IM you via BW.
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