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Jeff Sapire
Jeff Sapire
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Member Since
Dec. 18, 2010
Last Seen
Feb. 14
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I teach bridge for a living. (Before that I was in the sports betting business).

My favourite bridge book is Culbertson's Red Book on Play.

Reese and Kelsey are my two favourite authors - they opened my mind up to what bridge is really all about.

I've represented my country, South Africa, in a few World Championships, and always look forward to coming up against the world's best players.

When I think about how much of my life I've devoted to the game, I'm reminded of what the great writer, Somerset Maugham, said;-

'I would have children taught it as a matter of course, just as they are taught dancing; in the end it will be more useful to them, for you cannot with seemliness continue to dance when you are bald and potbellied; nor, for that matter, can you with satisfaction to yourself or pleasure to your partner continue to play tennis or golf when you are well past middle age. But you can play bridge so long as you can sit up at a table and tell one card from another. In fact, when all else fails - sport, love, ambition - bridge remains a solace and an entertainment.'

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South Africa

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ATB - missed game
Thomas, After 1 (P) ? Kxxx xxx Axxx xx the normal response would be 1. When it goes 1 (1) dbl, all it says is that you were going to bid 1, but you have only 4. No suggestion of extra values, and nothing to do ...
ATB - missed game
It says at the top: Teams, both vul.
Jeff Sapire's bidding problem: AKJ76 6 532 AKJ7
I'm not a 4 bidder, but in retrospect I should have maybe made the J the J instead.
Jeff Sapire's bidding problem: AKJ76 6 532 AKJ7
RR: I agree with you. Many voted for 4, and it's fine to read about their reasons for doing so. All I was trying to do was keep the answers simple, in that I was wanting to see, from among those who didn't choose 4, whether ...
Jeff Sapire's bidding problem: AKJ76 6 532 AKJ7
No you didn't.
Jeff Sapire's bidding problem: AKJ76 6 532 AKJ7
You are entitled to your opinion as to what you think the best 'judgement' action is. You were asked to abstain if you didn't choose either 2NT or 3 - a most simple request!
Jeff Sapire's bidding problem: AKJ76 6 532 AKJ7
If you don't want to make a game try, you were asked to abstain.
Jeff Sapire's bidding problem: K53 AKJT762 K75 ---
Phillip, there's a note at the top; the 1 bid shows .
Wasn't sure what this double was...
No option for just showing but an inability to have bid them earlier?
Weak Stayman
Leonard; in the Bridge World of 1956 (Feb), Felix Vondracek wrote an article The Weaker Suit for Trumps, and added a general principle 'whenever the battle has to be fought to the finish in two suits, the weaker suit should be trumps.' In the Bridge World of 1982 (Bits and ...
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