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John Diamond
John Diamond
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 26, 2011
Last Seen
Jan. 14
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
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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take-out doubles??
If you don't double the first time with 4333, then you won't be able show your values later in the auction unless partner bids freely, and you could miss a game because of it. You might also lose a part score swing by not doubling; however you might ...
take-out doubles??
Hand 2 is a minimal double, but it is still a clear double, and would also be a double if the Jack of Diamonds were a small Diamond. Hand 1 is under the line, but only by 1 point. I don't mind that I am 4333. I am a ...
Trick 1 long hesitation
If you remember this like yesterday, then why can't you give the whole hand or the auction? East's card is clearly count, and so he must have 2 small, Qxxx, or singleton. Did North bid Stayman, and therefore West knew that South cannot have 4 spades? West might ...
Just a couple of pushes
Just a couple of pushes
That's because it is natural. The 4 bid was insane.
I am 100% behind you, Marion.
What does this 2NT bid mean?
It's pick a minor unless. (Think Jules from Pulp Fiction) Unless what? Unless you don't want to.
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.

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