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

Kid bridge whiz. Took a 15-20 year hiatus from bridge to raise my kids.  Took up 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-present.

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.
Bridge Accomplishments
1990 National 0-2000 MP Knockout Winner. Two top 10 National Mixed Pairs finishes. Spingold Round of 16 1994. Several Flight A Knockout wins.
Regular Bridge Partners
Darlene Hammond; Joel Hoersch; John Coufal; Alan LeBendig; Jim Leary; Marc Rothblatt; Danny Kleinman; Tom Zinkle; Bill Bartley; Mike Crawford
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: 5 AJT94 A AKJ982
Especially with the opponents vulnerable, there will be many situations where partner is looking at a doubleton spade, leaving plenty of room for you to hold Ax, Kx or AQ for that matter. Even if he's looking at three, you might have a stiff ace with your long running ...
Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: 5 AJT94 A AKJ982
Neither does one other voter. It "has to be for takeout." Good one.
Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: T82 T7 AQT9 K874
Partner could be 5-4 in the reds. I would think 2 should be natural and non-forcing, with the weak 6 card suit you mention. 3 would probably be the "really" good diamond raise since 2NT is available to show a club stopper (and probably a penalty pass of ...
Michael Crawford's bidding problem: T63 AK76 K9 A865
I'm a "glass is half full" kind of guy here. Before wringing my hands about the 2-2 diamond parade of horribles, I like to think that my partner is inviting me to play 3NT on a hand where (1) I have stoppers in the other three suits; (2) all ...
Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: AT5 95 QT98 QJ86
I thought about making that the poll question instead. What would you have bid the previous round: 4?
Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: 5 AJT94 A AKJ982
Absent a non-leaping Michaels bid available (which, after this hand, my partner and I have agreed to play on this auction), I can't see 4 being right; the risk of partner passing is just too great. And I can't see doubling; I'll never be able to ...
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: Jx Kx AKQJxxx xx
But had you known it was Garozzo, you definitely would have bid 7, confidently exposing his striped-tail double. And he would have offered to buy you a drink, confident in the knowledge that you were not one to be tarried with!
UI in San Diego?
I don't believe for a second 4 would alert North that South has spades at all: South has bid a "natural" 2 and now hearts again. And I don't believe that adjusting the contract to 4 would be imputing agreements to N-S that they don ...
UI in San Diego?
I believe there must be an irrebuttable presumption that South has obtained UI from North's explanation. South therefore can only permissibly interpret 3 as natural with a max or a super accept in SPADES. Either way, South has a clear 4 bid -- heck, at IMPs I think ...
Richard Fleet's bidding problem: AK9643 --- KQ2 5432
Nope. Because we live in an imperfect world and my experience has been that things just work out better that way. I suggest you give it a try.

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