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John Diamond
John Diamond
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 26, 2011
Last Seen
6 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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Stephen Henry's bidding problem: QT964 J K876 J98
if you pass, and it goes 2 p p, how happy are you going to be that you didn’t bid 2?
Stuart King's bidding problem: KQT5 AT AKJT8 96
No, unless I had a great hand.
Stuart King's bidding problem: KQT5 AT AKJT8 96
You might not get a chance to. It might go 3 3 P So if you double and pull 2 to 2, you should have 3 hearts.
Score adjustment against/ No score adjustment for my partnership?
No trick for east-west. Frivolous penalty if they appeal it.
Florian Alter's bidding problem: QJT7 K64 J943 53
Your gadget came up, and the opponents have to start at the 3-level. You should be thrilled. Anything other than pass is crazy.
Mike Ma's bidding problem: KJ5 AK92 Q853 52
Pass over the redouble is penalty because you are behind the bidder.
Mike Ma's bidding problem: KJ5 AK92 Q853 52
A couple of people voted for redouble, presumably intending it as penalty. I am saying that you cannot make a penalty redouble here even if you want to. If you are 2344 and not strong, you might bid 1NT, and then redouble to ask partner to bid a minor.
Mike Ma's bidding problem: KJ5 AK92 Q853 52
surely Rdbl here is SOS
Trick 4 Play
When tend to signal what we have, not what to do.
Playing Double Dummy in the Vanderbilt
After 2 minutes of waiting for the opening lead, I was concerned that Brian did not know that it was his lead. But then after 4 minutes, I remember thinking to myself, "By now, they might have even shown each other their hands!" And they did!

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