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Leonard Helfgott
Leonard Helfgott
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Member Since
Aug. 20, 2015
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Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning a 1981 Sectional against strong LMs for Intermediate Player of the Year---back in the day!
Regular Bridge Partners
Burrell Humphreys, Irwin Miller, Sue Fulton, Alex Salpeter, Ed Landau, Peter Stein,
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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What is 3D?
While Richards 1534 is likely the modal expectation, Jean Christophe 2=5=2=4 or even a 1=5=2=5 that is too strong for a passable 3C should certainly be considered.
What is 3D?
Craig has a point, but even if 3D is not an absolute gameforce, its utility as a 1round force, for exploratory purposes, seems to outweigh the busted hand Craig described. The 7 card heart fit has already been established and an “ask” for 3NT looking for a diamond stop, with ...
What is 3D?
It is hard for me to imAgine a hand that could pass 3D. Are you envisioning a 4=2=6=1 5 count?
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: A6 5 KJ654 QT973
Richard and Craig: Very unclear, and didn’t wish to create such complications. One alternative to 2C natural would be a strong hand with less than 4S, perhaps doubleton heart, and a diamond suit not suitable for a jump rebid, perhaps close to AX KX AJ9xxx Qxx or more?
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: 8532 AK7642 K 53
I personally would never let 4 puppies in other major stop me from bidding a weak 2, if the suit is of acceptable quality, as here. And the voting does seem to indicate is is right on the edge betwen 1 and 2.
What to do holding (5-4) in the majors after 1!C - (1!D)
I like that plan!:)8
What to do holding (5-4) in the majors after 1!C - (1!D)
Although I voted "other" my views are closest to above. If hand is worth only 1 call, say 5-7/8, I double unless big suit disparity. If bigger, I generally bid the 5 card suit. Tend to require a bit more to bid suit with 4=5 than with 5 ...
A question for Sim geniuses; Or maybe someone can solve this across all possible hands
Jim: No need for Sim genius or any other kind of genius. (I didn't even have to ask my son.:) From standard tables of Pavlicek website, the balanced 10/11/12 are closely divided as about 35.6/33.9/30.5%. The 4333/4432/5332 are divided about ...
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: --- 75 KQJ7642 A754
Is that what they call it? I always said “2 out of 3 rule”.:)
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: --- 75 KQJ7642 A754
Thank you all for participating and sharing opinions. A friend asked me to post this for her after an unfortunate board. While my own choice is the pedestrian 1D, if I were inclined to preempt for maximum pressure I’d try 5D not 4D or less. Why? This hand had ...

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