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Joel Wooldridge
Joel Wooldridge
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 23, 2011
Last Seen
Nov. 7
Member Type
Bridge Pro
about me

Professional bridge player and teacher.

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Going to Indonesia for the World Junior Team Championships
Bridge Accomplishments
7 national 1st places in Open events, a couple seconds, 3 Junior World Team championships, 2nd in Bermuda Bowl
Regular Bridge Partners
John Hurd
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Cavendish and Honors Clubs in NYC
Favorite Tournaments
Nationals, Cavendish, and World Championships
Favorite Conventions
Good/Bad 2nt, Preemptive Jumps, and Penalty Doubles
BBO Username
firechief
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
Joel & Johnny
2 over 1
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Jenish Shah's bidding problem: 8 AT872 8742 KJ6
I’m curious. Is there a way to show a courtesy raise of diamonds? Maybe 3d over 1s? Probably bidding 3d after 2c.
Max Aeschbacher's bidding problem: J AK8 AKQJ765 T8
In standard, a 3c bid can be based on a diamond 1 suiter. I’ll convince my partner i have diamonds when i bid them over their clubs
Aviv Shahaf's bidding problem: Qx Q98653 KQ4 KJ
I love bidding 2h w/this hand type in 3rd. The last thing i want to do is have to play 3h opposite partner’s maximum passed hand w/2 card support.
Henry Bethe's bidding problem: QJx x QJ98xxxx x
I think kit is extrapolating from backgammon, where you should use the cube in situations where they aren’t sure if they should take it (as opposed to clear accept or clear drop).
Howard Engle's bidding problem: A KQ954 T AQJT92
It became forcing pass when they passed the 5d bid.
Debbie Rosenberg's bidding problem: T3 8743 A8 K9862
I play this double as values-penalty. A void bids 4nt instead.
Patrick Gaudart's bidding problem: Q8542 KQ7543 --- Q2
This looks a lot like a hand i held recently where i bid 2h, and the other table bid 3d. 3d was more successful, so i’m voting 3d this time around :)
Best line in a decent slam
I like this line of play nearly as much as my first idea, which also might have merit (see what you think). Ruff spade, HAK, cash 1 high diamond from hand, ruff a heart high if lho follows. Assuming rho shows out on 3rd heart, play a low diamond off ...
Conceal the Spot
I suppose that's true. Ok, fair point
Conceal the Spot
playing ace of diamonds at trick 3 by east looks wrong. If declarer's hand were Jx xx KQx AKJTxx, you'd be allowing a make (declarer unblocks the queen, wins the jack on the 2nd round, club hook, heart to the jack). 3rd spade looks like the safest option.
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