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Leonard Helfgott
Leonard Helfgott
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Member Since
Aug. 20, 2015
Last Seen
3 hours ago
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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Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: 5 AKT832 KQ84 32
Yes, but I might wish to show diamonds at the 3 level (instead of hearts) with this hand, otherwise the diamonds are hidden forever., e.g. 1S-p-p-2H-2S-p-p-3D-3S gives partner better options than jump to 3H or a Double then hearts which sounds like a 1-5-(4-3) 17 count.
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: 5 AKT832 KQ84 32
If you choose 3H and LHO rebids 3S you are done, you don’t have a 4H or 4D call. But if you choose 2H and over LHOs 2S you can try 3D (not everybody’s Choice) and give some more description of your hand. (And if you play wide ...
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: 5 AKT832 KQ84 32
Steve: I try to avoid balancing with 8 unless it is very obvious, and I don't think a 2H call should be limited to 12.
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: 5 AKT832 KQ84 32
I think we can all agree (?) that this hand has enough "playing strength" despite only 12hcp for the "intermediate" 3H. The downside is that partner might play you for more hcp and/or defense and it shuts out the diamond suit in some cases. You could double and then bid ...
Cashout Situation?
Probably not, but an immediate 4H might imply nothing material outside, while this delayed 4H might imply something on the side (a club card).
Snowball in Hell
That's 4-3 break divided by 35, right?
Would you open
Yeah David , I love going -200 for a zero.
Second trick carding
As North, since I’m close to a 4S bid myself I would try 4C (Fit showing Jumpshift) and graciously accept down 1 (or 2 on a bad day).
Second trick carding
For me the H9 was top of nothing as I’m known to have 3+. And since dummy has no useful discards and will be boss hand shortly, isn’t DJ a more obvious attitude signal than D3?
Would you open
Quick tricks should always be a parameter, IMO. I will go against the field and readily pass QJ QJx QJxx QJxx (12) but will open xx xxx Axxx AKxx

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