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Harald Berre Skjæran
Harald Berre Skjæran
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 16, 2011
Last Seen
Nov. 13
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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Oslo in December
On Tuesday you can play at Golia BK, at Golia Velhus. They start at 18:00, you get there by the Metro, line 3, a 12 minutes ride from Jernbanetorget station (the Metro station beside Oslo Central Station). Just show up 5-10 minutes before play starts. On Wednesday you can ...
Good ruling?
I strongly disagree with south’s double and north’s pass. However, that’s got nothing to do with the ruling of the case. If the EW agreement is that 2 shows both majors, NS should have got that explanation. With this knowledge, south would never double 2 ...
Oslo Bridge Wednesday.
Just approved the masterpoints report from the club, and checked the results too. Seems like it wasn't your best effort. Good to hear you got to play, though.
Oslo Bridge Wednesday.
Tomorrow it’s the district teams Championships. Departementenes Bridgeclub do play, though. Send an email to espen.paus at
13 tops but how do you get there?
What's a decent field to you? In my local club (many inexperienced and low level players), I'd expect 60-65% from bidding 6NT. In a strong field, much less.
13 tops but how do you get there?
1 - 1 (6-9 bal/ any) 1N - 2 (11-14, GF) 3 - 4 (5, support ST) 4 - 4 4 - 4N 5 - 7N 2 - 2 (strong, waiting) 2!N - 4 (20-21, ST, 5 since we didn's ...
“Never preempt over a preempt”...what’s the intuition? (If you agree)
A precision 2 doesn't define their hand well at all, since it't a sort of 2-way bid with either a 1-suited club hand or a 2-suiter with clubs and a major, and it's a problematic opening for them, which asks for intervention.
Director Ruling
"South thought that parnter had KJ9." So east, apparently, was 5-5-3-1, to be able to have three key cards? Having 14 cards and never bidding his 5-bagger in hearts? Obviously, south didn't think clearly before continuing hearts at trick two, since logic would tell him that north's 9 ...
Bigger than Bridge
considerably worse than trivial
I held 765432 just the other day. And a fond memory is leading from Q654ew in Stockholm some 12-15 years ago vs NT, to see dummy show up with AT8, and the opening trick went 8, 9, K. Seeing just one side entry in my hand was, of course ...

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