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Dorn Bishop
Dorn Bishop
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Member Since
April 6, 2015
Last Seen
7 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Learned bridge out of the womb, then quit to raise my own kids (no bridge players....yet).  Turned to backgammon and poker (bridge partner Danny Kleinman sold me my first backgammon books out of the trunk of his car in 1994).   2015 American Backgammon Tour Player of the Year.  US Internet Backgammon Champion 2011.  Finalist, US Backgammon Championship 2010.  Captain, US World Backgammon Team in 2012 Nation's Cup Competition (Bronze medal).   Board of Directors, US Backgammon Federation 2014-2017.  

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing my first ever duplicate game at the British Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan with my Dad in 1976; leading Woosley/Robinson at the half in the 1994 Spingold Round of 16.
Bridge Accomplishments
1990 National 0-2000 MP Knockout Winner. Two top 10 National Mixed Pairs finishes. Spingold Round of 16, 1994. Several regional wins.
Regular Bridge Partners
Mike Crawford; David Abelow; Alex Fowlie; Jim Johnsen; Fran White.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Adventures in Bridge
Favorite Tournaments
National Knockouts
Favorite Conventions
Reisig 2D; Fit-Showing Jumps; Obvious Shift
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: KQ93 AT63 2 AK64
I don't recall exactly, Richard. Dummy had no entry and a stiff heart while declarer didn't have anything close to her 3 bid with 4-5-3-1 shape and about 17 HCP. But it was at our local club where that type of insanity often costs little.
Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: KQ93 AT63 2 AK64
Standard result: +1600. LHO redoubled (SOS!) and RHO, having no place in particular to go (other than maybe to the bathroom), dutifully turned dummy's cards. Since a few intrepid bidders of 3NT were rewarded on the actual layout, doubling made a difference (the redouble didn't).
Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: 4 T5432 J KQJT94
3? Me, too. Partner wasn't happy with his AKQ9xx.
Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: A9652 52 K2 AQ54
Here's the companion hand:
Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: KT862 3 9 KQT963
I forget partner's exact hand but it was something like AJx Qx AKQJTx xx. My Wile E. Coyote super genius call of 3NT didn't fare so well after LHO's low heart lead wasn't made from AK.
Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: 8 AJT97653 K A85
Never preempt a preempt? I took the bait and was duly punished for it. In response to 4, partner raised to 5 holding AKQ985 52 T6 874. Despite escalating misgivings, I faithfully raised to 6 only to learn that 5 was already too high when LHO ...
Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: KQ93 AT63 2 AK64
Might not the same be said for 3, or even 4?
Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: KQ84 QT8 976 K32
Will do but, to avoid "hey, I recognize that hand" caterwauling, expect it when you least suspect it!
Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: KQ84 QT8 976 K32
Or said "seems," Richard. If that's partner's hand, I want no part of 3. I've described my suit and high card strength already, and can show its flattish nature by passing. It (still) seems to me that the rest is up to him.
Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: KQ84 QT8 976 K32
Passing seemed like a no-brainer holding a semi-ratty 5-card suit and a doubleton heart. So far, partner has only shown 6-7 HCP and three small spades.

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