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John Diamond
John Diamond
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 26, 2011
Last Seen
3 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 young 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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Do different kinds of values influence preference of playing in trumps or notrump?
Hard values in the trump suit and soft values on the outside favor playing NT. Soft values in the trump suit and hard values on the outside favor playing suit.
Calling All Robot Experts
Good one, Jim. I can't compete with it. My favorite Bot hand was one where Bot was declaring 3NT with 9 top tricks and a free finesse for the 10th. So the first order of business was stripping all the entries to the dummy so that the finesse was ...
Would you ever refuse to play a particular opponent?
I would not play against the anti-matter version of myself.
Mark Whitman's bidding problem: 985 AJ2 KJ763 AT
You are right on the money, Mark. Partner's 2 bid didn't even show 5. I would be nervous about making a 2-level support double with this hand (but I would do it). I don't buy West's argument that he has to compete here because partner ...
Robert Gellner's bidding problem: AQJ --- J764 AK9632
Forcing
David Yates's bidding problem: A94 AKQ95 Q65 T8
With this hand I would bid 1NT. With almost the exact hand, I would pass.
Rafael Sacramento's bidding problem: AKQT432 A6 AQ6 2
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How would you have acted?
Richard, "full details as required by the regulations in force" sounds to me like minimal disclosure, not full disclosure.
How would you have acted?
Tom, this is about full disclosure, not about making sure that declarer doesn't have a brain fart.
How would you have acted?
(1) - 2 natural is alertable
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