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Ed Davis
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Member Since
Feb. 4, 2012
Last Seen
July 22
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I am a retired software developer. I grew up, went to school and worked in Southern California. I live in Seal Beach, CA with my wife (Jamie), son (Michael), daughter (Sara) and our one year-old terrier (Gryffin [pictured]).

When I was introduced to bridge in my middle teens, I was fortunate that video games were not yet around to be a competing interest. My life as a teenager, like that of most of my friends, revolved around girls and sports. Little did I know then that the game of bridge would subsequently have a huge impact on my life (spouse, friends, vacations, free time spent playing, reading and thinking about bridge).

The reward from playing bridge for me is the sense of accomplishment that comes from doing something well. Bridge is, to me, constantly challenging and never boring. I also find bridge theory intriguing – in particular trying to think of more effective ways of bidding.

United States of America

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Jill Meyers, Sid Brownstein, Mitch Dunitz, John Swanson
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Another Trick 2 decision
I like a club towards the queen. This leaves open the possibility of good things happening such as... a good RHO might rise with a high club to lead a spade through or, if LHO wins the club, thinking there is no future in spades, he might devastate me with ...
Continuations after opener's jump shift
I think a jump to 5 shows five reasonably good diamonds plus interest in slam (which is what I have). If I were instead to bid 3 or 4 over partner’s 3 bid, I would lose the opportunity to emphasize my extra diamond length and ...
We Need a Better Mousetrap
I think GB2NT will make the auction more difficult. For example, after opener’s 2NT rebid responder knows only that opener has a minimum hand. Opener could be 4=2=4=3, 3=2=7=1 or 2=1=5=5 all with or without a spade stopper. And since ...
We Need a Better Mousetrap
If you play GB2NT, you will have to play responder's 3 bid over 2NT is also NF since responder would need to show his preference to play in 3 rather than 3, e.g. xx AQxxxx Qxx Qx.
We Need a Better Mousetrap
Assuming that responder will have a reasonably good 6-card suit if holding a minimum hand, I think there is little to gain by playing that opener’s 2NT rebid and the rebid of his suit are non-forcing bids. When opener has a good hand, having those rebids as forcing allows ...
Do you want to be in 3N? (Part three)
David, Where did you get the thought that “the idea to use the 4th suit at the 4-level works pretty well as a forcing bid?” It is not needed as a forcing bid in the other minor and why would you want to play it that way rather than as ...
Do you want to be in 3N? (Part three)
I appreciate the viewpoint of the many who have said that when one hand makes a GF bid, game must be reached. It is an easy rule to follow and it avoids misunderstandings. The problem is that it is a bad rule. There are hands where there is not an ...
Spiral Raises
“Spiral” usually refers to responder’s artificial 2NT bid over the auction 1m 1M 2M where the 2NT bid asks if opener has three or four trumps and whether opener is minimum or maximum. Spiral works okay (any reasonable method does) when opener has four trumps. However, when opener has ...
Roman Keycard Asking Bid
There may be some differences of opinion regarding the use of the specific king-ask. The ‘Specific King Ask’ is poorly-named (blame Eddie Kantar). No doubt that was to clearly distinguish it from asking for the number of kings though he might have been named it the ‘Cheapest King-Ask’ since it ...
YBTJ-wrong contract
West has a strong hand and a good unbid 5-card suit. He could double again but that would be more useful with a 3=4=4=2 pattern. And it might instead be interpreted as something like Ax AKxx AJx KTxx in which case East should pass. West's 3 ...

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