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John Newman
John Newman
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Basic Information

Member Since
Nov. 3, 2013
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Having just read about squeezes, I risked my contract for overtricks by leading out queen from AT9xx Qx. I crushed the singleton jack on my right! This created a repeating triple squeeze for all the tricks, but I didn't want all the tricks, I wanted my first stepping stone. I played up to the nine, then began jettisoning winners to preserve the ending, and threw lefty in, so she'd have to lead into ace-ten at trick twelve.
Bridge Accomplishments
Once threw the ♣A on the table when I was intending to open 1♣.
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BBO Skill Website
BBO Skill seems to have been discontinued: That's a real pity, BBO Skill served a great function - a quick estimate of a player's ability. It may not have been accurate, but it was enough to gauge whether it's worth having a game with ...
Jordan Lampe's bidding problem: 9753 KQJT Q9 872
Maybe I'm crazy, but my experiences of pass have been almost all bad - people who make vul preempts with ace-empty suits often have a seventh card, a void and what I would consider an opening hand. At IMPs I don't think I'd pass. Matchpoints I think I ...
Mikael Rimstedt's bidding problem: T AK82 JT9764 A5
Can we see the hand?
Peter Gill's bidding problem: K32 KJ76 Q982 QJ
Would you have used a 2NT 5-card major ask if you had that available (with Puppet continuations available after a 3♦ response)?
Liam Milne's bidding problem: KQJT6 Q9 9 AQ743
What do you think Liam?
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: x AKQJ AKQJ AKQJ
Does the subsequent 5 cue have any bearing on a first round spade control? I would guess not, because you're too unlikely to meet all those conditions? Or is that what 5 the first time means? Ps: thanks for your website, I use it all the time.
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: x AKQJ AKQJ AKQJ
5NT pick a slam
Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: KQ96 QJT976 54 A
4 (last train, issue)
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: T96 AT KT54 QT64
4 followed by another move seems right with the poll hand - if you imagine hands that are too scared to open 1 it's an effort to imagine a hand that won't make 5. 6 will be gin most of the time surely?
John Newman's bidding problem: QJ753 73 T A8754
At the table, my partner bid 5. I was opener, and very concerned that the defence would begin heart, heart, heart. Hoping partner's clubs were AJ(T)+, strong enough to ruff high, I passed. As it happens, partner can trump the third round of hearts with the stiff ...

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