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Jeff Lehman
Jeff Lehman
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Aug. 3, 2010
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about me

Bridge musings:

  • An attribute I value (for bridge and otherwise) is recognizing what you do not know: ask more questions, state fewer conclusions.  Only sometimes do I act as I say one should act.
  • Wish that master points award system would motivate players to continue to challenge themselves to improve: need to better align awards with the achievements producing the awards.
  • Wish that club directors would (politely) instruct players about Unauthorized Information and Logical Alternatives; that is, Fair Play.  Not a crime (but then, not an accolade, either) to take too much or too little time to think about a call or play, but is unethical for partner to take winning inferences from the pace of the call or play.
  • Am deeply involved in developing and teaching after school bridge programs.  Teach play before bidding (mini-bridge), teach declarer play before defensive play, teach notrump play before suit play.  But, first, ensure kids are safe, have fun, allow other kids to learn, and respect each other, the teachers, and the school. See www.newenglandyouthbridge.org.
  • Loved bridge from the moments I learned to play, but placed bridge behind other matters such as career and family.  Took a 15 year hiatus from significant play.
  • Still improving as a player.  Do not look forward to the time when my skills will plateau.
  • Best skill as a bridge player: envisaging during the auction how the play might proceed.  Poorest skill as a bridge player: perhaps too many to mention.

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DEMIREV wins North American Swiss
In the last round, the team that finished second, Wilson, defeated the team that finished first, Demirev, by a VP score of 16.53 to 3.47. The final margin of victory was only 0.79! Meanwhile, the team that finished third, Korbel, lost its last round, winning 5.07 ...
LAVAZZA wins Reisinger
19.5 of 27 in last session, I believe, for the winners.
Did someone ask for more Declarer play problems?
How about A, then A? Should Q show, then J, A, 4 more clubs for first eight tricks, leaving dummy with T, K, KJT. Exit a spade. In the much more likely scenario that Q does not show on first round, doesn't playing A at Trick 3 leave alive ...
BLASS Wins Soloway
Right, Ken. The team was 3rd seed, based upon original seeding points. Finishing 26th in the Swiss qualifying (where only 32 qualified for KO), they were seeded 20th entering the KO stage.
3NT play
Keep these declarer play problems coming! Thank you.
How should this be bid.
1 ... and then hold breath, thinking "if I get by this round ..."
Paul Kilger's bidding problem: AKxx AKTxxx K xx
My auction start: 1-2 (2/1 gf) 2 (not necessarily promising extras)-3 (not willing to bid 3NT) 3-4 4 (A or K, with extra values)-5 (A or K) 5 (A or K) After that start, 6 should be ...
BLASS Wins Soloway
Would I be correct to assume that the composition of Team Blass has changed from event to event? Otherwise, it seems hard to reconcile their being a 20 seed or so with what Roy Welland reported above (which is same, I think, as Kalita introduction in his recent In the ...
Transfer style question
Well... what if the balancer who bid 2X had already passed up an opportunity to have bid X?
Fu and Li Win Women's Pairs
Slippery slope to say "it probably wasn't because of multi". Conditions of Contest exist for a reason, and apply to all players. Listen, I have no reason to believe that the pair was even aware of the violation. And, given the amount by which they happened to win, I ...
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