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Jeff Ford
Jeff Ford
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Member Since
Jan. 8, 2011
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Bridge Player
about me

I recently completed six years on the Board of Directors for the Seattle Bridge Unit. I am on the ACBL Board of Governors and the Competitions and Conventions Committee. I also help manage and direct a once-a-week bridge club on Mercer Island. And occasionally I find time to play bridge too. Smile

United States of America

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Jeff Ford's bidding problem: Q962 A83 5 AKQ74
When multiple suits are potentially trump and there isn't room to set trump and make slam tries: 4: relay to 4 to then make a slam try in the suit you bid 4: relay to 4 to sign off in the suit you bid 4 ...
Jeff Ford's bidding problem: Q962 A83 5 AKQ74
Partner did forgot Mulberry, but there was no bid slamming. 4, 5, and 6 were all bid after a short pause. (I was later told the pauses before 5 and 6 were because partner remembered just after putting the bid down, and she was trying ...
Please Rank your Top 3 Favorite systems played by you
I'm surprised it was described as a "light opening" system. In EHAA 12-counts are weak-2's.
Michael Christensen's bidding problem: T43 764 T9874 54
I guess I wasn't explicit enough, but I'm curious how this would affect your call in this auction.
Michael Christensen's bidding problem: T43 764 T9874 54
What would you assume 3 to be if you have the agreement that you play Leaping Michaels in this position, but didn't explicitly discuss 3.
Eric Sieg's bidding problem: J4 A7 J743 QT982
Conveniently 2NT is reasonable whether partner thinks it is lebensohl or minors.
Use of UI
I don't think people are criticizing the action of calling the director. People are criticizing asking about a hand and then telling all the people who don't say what you wanted them to that they are wrong.
Use of UI
To not bid on with this hand after getting cooperation in the one suit you are worried about would be quite poor. I do not think signing off in 4 would be found to be a logical alternative.
Jeff Ford's bidding problem: K654 Q94 KT873 5
FWIW I thought the question was whether to bid 3 or 3. My partner and I were both on the same page that this was a flawed in some way takeout hand. I think you need to be able to do this unless you are bidding 3NT on ...
Jeff Ford's bidding problem: KJ9852 976 --- 8632
To be clear, 4 doesn't promise a spade fit. And partner would certainly need to be ready to be raised to 5.

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