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Joshua Donn
Joshua Donn
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 3, 2010
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I nearly flunked out of college playing so much, won a few things, left my job to play professionally, and haven't looked back. Even my family has mostly come on board. I also do some work for BBO.

I like kibitzing and talking about hands with great players. When I do l, I always try to learn something.

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Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning the Blue Ribbon Pairs with Clee!
Bridge Accomplishments
World Junior Team champion 2006, 3x NABC champion
Regular Bridge Partners
Roger Lee, Sally Meckstroth, Drew Casen, Sheri Winestock, Barbara Kasle, Brenda Jacobus, many others.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Las Vegas Bridge World
Favorite Tournaments
Pretty much all as long as I am playing
Favorite Conventions
Support doubles, 5NT pick-a-slam, weak 2 bid in diamonds
BBO Username
jdonn
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
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What is the best Grosvenor Gambit you've seen?
My favorite is the opposite of this one - except it didn’t happen! I opened a strong club, partner showed 5+ spades, and with a monster including A-sixth of spades I put him in 7. He won the lead in hand and I watched the next trick, in spades ...
Placing a whole heap of bidding cards on the table.
Not a record or anything, but one of my all time favorite hands I made this rebid as dealer 1NT 6 P P 6NT I had Jxx Jx in the majors and 4-4 minors, and was favorable. Partner had a six card minor to bid so we went down ...
Han Peters's bidding problem: 742 K652 AQ AQJ5
Aren’t those all texas hands? If transfer then raise to 4 is just game not slam then it’s a different problem for sure.
Han Peters's bidding problem: 742 K652 AQ AQJ5
I find this really interesting because it’s so weird. If you just think about it quantitatively then clearly you should pass. 16 instead of 17, four hearts instead of five, bad trumps, no source of tricks. A better way is to think of potential hands for partner. But that ...
Which diamond do you return?
I think the 2 is right for sure. You return the 3 and partner thinks you have Q32 every time, leading to situations like declarer winning two tricks with KJ doubleton. The suit only blocks if partner led AJxx, a very unlikely lead IMO, and can win his x.
A Close Decision at IMPs
It’s an interesting idea but not a good play. The ten isn’t suit preference, it is an ‘alarm bell’ (as someone said) to do something unusual, so it doesn’t automatically call for a diamond. South might think north is looking for a club ruff - not here with ...
ATB - reaching a bad slam
Quite possibly south bid fine here but should bid more with a fifth diamond.
A Close Decision at IMPs
I don’t understand your point. North shouldn’t signal ever?
A Close Decision at IMPs
How about on the second spade north plays the 5 instead of the 2, in an attempt to actually help partner? As it is, I doubt you can read much about the heart position from south failing to take a diamond. Especially if you can get an indication from a ...
4 Convention Cards on the table possible motion
I really hate the idea of forcing players to police against each other regarding something they may themselves not care about at all. The whole thing about having to play the ‘yellow card’ if you don’t have a convention card has always been a terrible idea. I have no ...
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