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Harald Berre Skjæran
Harald Berre Skjæran
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 16, 2011
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Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Started playing bridge at home when i was 9 years old - filling in when there was only three players.


Started playing in a club at age 12, and played my first tournament at 13, with my brother (one year junior to me).


Became a district authorized TD at age 17 and certified as a national TD in 1991. Got an A+ at the EBL TD seminar in Amsterdam 1992. Been chief TD in our national pairs championships final 10 out of the last 12 years.


I don't play very much, later years mostly in our national league, in the 2nd division and in our national club teams championships, and in one or two tournaments on our national bridge festival. My team won the Norwegian Swiss Teams Championship at the festival in 2010 (quite a surprise to all participants), netting an average of 22 VPs (max 25) over the last eigth matches.


I've been working at the Norwegian Bridge Federations office in Oslo since October 1991.




Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Becoming a Norwegian Bridge Champion
Bridge Accomplishments
Nordic School Teams Champion 1987, Norwegian Swiss Teams Champion 2010
Member of Bridge Club(s)
bliBest.bridge (Larvik)
Favorite Tournaments
NOR Club Teams, NOR Team League, NOR Swiss Teams
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Was this ruling correct?
1) The TD was called after south corrected the MI when the auction was over. The TD could have offered east to take back his final pass and make some other bid. But not west. 2) Correct. But that doesn't change anything. 3) Correct.
Dennis Bilde is 2020 Lazard Sportsman of the Year
Really well deserved. Congratulations, Dennis!
Passed hand jump to 2NT
I opened that hand 1 as dealer, so can't be in this position now, unless I miscounted first.
NT lead
Claim Ruling
Henrik and Matt got this one right. I overlooked that the TD was called after the round was over. David, you really need to read the law more closely.
Claim Ruling
Easy ruling; down one. There are several normal lines after drawing trumps leading to one down, thus that’s what you should rule.
High Level Competitive Auction: What is going on?
I expect partner to be void in hearts. I double, to show some cards; I didn’t need much to bid 4 in such a cramped auction. I expect partner to bid 6 most of the time.
Doubt over Subsequent attack
Up here it’s standard to play present count if playing standard count and original count if playing upside down count; thus from an original holding of AJ72, you’ll return the deuce after winning the ace, whatever count you play.
Comparable call
There’s nothing pathetic at all in Gordon’s comment. Actually, it’s totally to the point, IMO. I strongly disagree with your first comment, and Gordon responded quite well to it, whereupon you called it pathetic. I find such behaviour pathetic.
Comparable call
I know which of these comments I find pathetic, Gordon’s isn’t one of them.

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