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John Diamond
John Diamond
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 26, 2011
Last Seen
22 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I am a former trader and computer programmer.  I live in Florida with my wife and my two kids.

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
winning the Spingold 4-handed, and winning the Rosenblum
Bridge Accomplishments
won the Rosenblum (2010), the Spingold (2010, 2017), and the World Junior Championship (1991). 2nd place in the Reisinger (2016), and the Vanderbilt (2009, 2012, 2015). Several wins in national swiss and pair events. WBF World Grand Master
Regular Bridge Partners
Brian Platnick
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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What is going on?
I just can't see partner ducking the A. The defense could have the 2 pointed Aces. It seems like declarer has the AK doubleton of .
Modern Precision 2!C Followup question
If responder has 6 and a 4-card M and game-going values, he should start with 2.
Director Ruling
David, You said "South is only entitled to know what the East-West agreement is." That is wrong. South is also entitled to have East explain West's bids. If East had done so, then South would have discovered that East thought that 4 was a cue-bid, and South would ...
Director Ruling
Tom, if it were behind screens, I would agree with you. Behind screens, South receives the explanation of all bids from his screen-mate (who would have been West). As long as South receives the correct explanation of their agreement, South would have no recourse. But without screens, it is completely ...
Director Ruling
Horrible ruling. You were entitled to know what East thought West's bids meant.
Merijn Groenenboom's bidding problem: 5432 92 AQ 97532
This redouble should be penalty. Sometimes your RHO is passing out of fear.
Barry Dehlin's bidding problem: AKQJT4 T9 K5 J42
It might have been nice to bid 3 over 2. Then when you bid 4 over 3NT, I think you would get the point across.
Anthony Pettengell's bidding problem: Q9754 A3 A95 874
Great article, Phil.
Martin Lindfors's bidding problem: AK6 KQ KT4 A8764
What's the hurry? We might have 13 toppers and be able to diagnose it during the auction. We can always jump to 6NT later if need be.
Ulf Nilsson's bidding problem: Q2 87 KQJ7 AQJ42
I assume that 2 did not promise 6, or this would not be a problem.

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