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John Diamond
John Diamond
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 26, 2011
Last Seen
14 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
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ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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Eric He's lead problem: 872 T97 863 9854
I lead an 8
Your response structure to exclusion keycard?
Harrison Luba's bidding problem: AKQ8xx --- xx KJT7x
I agree. There is no rush to bid 6. Partner will have a straight-forward 7 bid if he has AK and AQ.
Rafael Sacramento's bidding problem: AKT2 62 KJ95 KT3
Brian and I play 3 is a GF in clubs, then 3M over it is shortness. So, if partner has no short Major, he would bid 3NT, which is better than me bidding 3NT.
Rafael Sacramento's bidding problem: AKT2 62 KJ95 KT3
Why does 3 have to be slammish in clubs? Why can't it just be a game force in clubs?
Dale Johannesen's bidding problem: --- A985 QT95 T8632
Since partner can be either 6-4 or 5-5 here, 3 is enough.
You Be the Judge, After a Balancing Double
Only in the movie. At that time in history, kilts hadn't been invented yet.
Matchpoint Defense Problem
If declarer has AQ, then he would surely have knocked out the Q before taking the finesse. It feels like he is trying to goad me into returning a .
Ronald Vickery's bidding problem: A982 T942 AJ9 J5
Richard, it would surprise me, to put it mildly, if partner had that hand vulnerable. If partner is that weak vulnerable, he would need to be 5-5 to bid here.
Is this restricted choice
You certainly cannot allow them to score up Qx opposite Jx for a trick by popping (or leading) the Queen, unless they lead the Queen on opening lead. This is assuming that the defenders have some inkling that declarer has a 6-card suit. As usual, some context would be helpful.

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