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Jeff Ruben
Jeff Ruben
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 15, 2011
Last Seen
51 minutes 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, and the late Dave Treadwell and Ivar Stakgold
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Bridge Studio of Delaware
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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Jeff Ruben's bidding problem: --- 98 AKJ9765 AK98
Sorry about that. I thought I posted the problem and then saw that it was still in draft so I posted it again, so now it is there twice and I cannot remove either of them.
bidding question
I would play it as lead directing. If partner has the red suits and enough to come in, he could have bid over 1NT. No point in making a penalty double since they will never play it there. The double would get us off to a good start against, say ...
RIP Ken Cohen
I don't know if it is legal to play certain bids only against certain players, but I always wanted to play Fishbein against Kenny.
Rating Study from ACBL Tournaments
Remembering My Dad
The headline in the Cleveland Plain Dealer that morning was "42 home runs for 141 singles."
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.

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