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Jeff Ruben
Jeff Ruben
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 15, 2011
Last Seen
10 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
First in National 4-Session Swiss (1973), Third in UPC Senior Swiss (2009), Second in Bruce LM Pairs (2012)
Regular Bridge Partners
Andy Stayton, Andy Kaufman, Jess Stuart, Rick Rowland, Randy Berseth, Richard Morgen, Richard Popper
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Bridge Studio of Delaware
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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James on Jeopardy TV show
He said that bridge is a great game. He also said that he is half the age of the next youngest person there.
Another Dream About The NABC
I can tell you that if I dream about bridge it's never about what went right.
Weird ATB problem using transfer responses to 1!c
In my club, and I am sure in many others, the worst thing you can do is bid a close slam and go down, since most of the other pairs will not be bidding it. Better to stop in game and hope to take a trick more than the field.
3-level responses to 1NT
It may be splitting hairs, but when deciding to show a min or max over 2S you might go either way with some 16-counts. Using both 4S and 4NT as invitational, you would bid 6 with any 16 over 4S and pass over 4NT. Maybe not the greatest treatment ever ...
3-level responses to 1NT
Rather than leave 4S undefined, I play it as a maximum quantitative slam try, better than 4NT; partner should bid 4NT only with the barest minimum, whereas over 4NT he only moves with a maximum of his own.
Play 6H on board #1 from 1/28/19 common game
I also got a club lead, played the queen and my inexperienced RHO covered. Now I ran my clubs and diamonds and caught LHO in a spade-heart squeeze, making 7.
Blast from the past?
I think that Dave left us in late 2009. I know that he attended my birthday party in April of that year.
Age - JUST a Number!
Dave Treadwell played at a high level right up to his death at age 97.
Use of UI
No, East explained the bid as 10-12 with spade shortness (I was Art's partner).
The Death of 4-Session KO's
Mike, in the recent Delaware Regional we had 5 teams in the top bracket on the day my team entered. We played an entire day to eliminate one of the teams. Our team lost in the semis and then won third place. In the third/fourth place match we played ...

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