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Jonathan Weinstein
Jonathan Weinstein
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 4, 2010
Last Seen
April 3
Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
semis of USBC 2010; 2nd in imp pairs 2007, NAP-A 2009
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ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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It Happened One Day
It feels impossible for any normal player to do this by accident. Everyone at every level has been in the position many times of knowing what partner should do, and being acutely aware that you have to hold your tongue. It would be a surprising lapse for any club player ...
Non Timeo Danaos et Dona Ferentes Compulsus
Ok! I've known that expression forever and always thought "dona" was the verb, "give," since it sounds like "donate," but I should have looked it up, as you say dona is the noun "gifts" and "ferentes" the verb. So the title and later phrase are messed up. I guess ...
Non Timeo Danaos et Dona Ferentes Compulsus
Yes, thank you; fixed.
Frivolous Appeal Penalty VOTE
I would approve the sentence with the addition of a cap to the penalty at something reasonable. Not that I expect commitees to go crazy, but some parameters should be codified.
Jonathan Weinstein's bidding problem: AJT5 73 Q JT8652
I love that I thought I was through making decisions on this hand after bidding 2NT, and here I can see five reasonable calls at the next turn.
Jonathan Weinstein's bidding problem: AJT5 73 Q JT8652
There is a decent chance that you'll be happier in 3 or 4, or even 4, than 3NT.
Jonathan Weinstein's bidding problem: AJT5 73 Q JT8652
Right! I thought it was less than clear that 3NT is the best choice (although I did bid it at the table.)
Ban Collusive Cheaters For Life
Chris, Thanks for laying this out so clearly, especially the false analogy to criminal justice, and bridge as a privilege rather than a right. I agree completely about this. If I remember right, you pointed out a few years ago that the analogy is poor when it comes to burden ...
Missing Aces and Micro-Moysians
That was assuming hearts 8-1. I would also worry about hearts being 7-2. Then you would need East to have spade KQ and read the position.
Missing Aces and Micro-Moysians
On the first hand, I don’t think you need East to have KQ of spades. Run all the trumps keeping 1 spade and 3 clubs in dummy. If he keeps 3 clubs, cash A and duck a club. Otherwise duck a club. The J is a red herring.

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