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Leonard Helfgott
Leonard Helfgott
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Member Since
Aug. 20, 2015
Last Seen
15 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
Country
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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I've never seen this, just a curiosity
Wasn't that the physicist Stanislaw Ulam, and isn't that the only unsolved puzzle in Bridge World's esoterica?
Is this restricted choice? (WBF junior finals, board 11)
I recommend reading "Odd Bridge" by Ken Lebensold, Bridge World 1975.
HAL, Watson, Deep Blue and ?
Well, I assumed HAL was the HAL 9000 that beat Gary Lockwood at chess and then went berserk and killed him in 2001 A Space Odyssey. A let’s not forget Colossus: The Forbin Project with Eric Braeden (1970). Just saying—the future of neural network supercomputers might not be ...
ATB
I agree completely that this is a good case for GB2NT, and that some kind of constructive raise (I use 2C but 2H is perhaps better) is called for.
ATB
Why a responsive double by West, why not 3H? Sure East COULD double with only 3Hearts but a responsive double by West could be interpreted by many as denying 4hearts as East will have 4 hearts most of the time. So 1S-X-2S-3H-3S- and if Wast can resist temptation to bid ...
HAL, Watson, Deep Blue and ?
I think HAL would imply psychopathic tendencies.;) (circa 1968)
Liam Milne's bidding problem: AKQJ72 J9 T874 8
What a great problem!! I’ve never seen a problem where 4 different choices were so equally divided. I’ve chosen to abstain but my natural tendency is to raise to 3D with 4 card support, partners usually thinking me crazy for not showing the strong 6 bagger right away.
How to play spades (trumps)??
Richard: You May have a point when suit is clubs, and showing 4-6 could have value, but isn’t that severely limiting the general use of G/B 2NT. For example, if opener’s suit was diamonds s/he might want to distinguish between weak competitive hands and good hands ...
How to play spades (trumps)??
OK. The real deal is that South held x Axx AKJ KJ98xx and was too timid to do something over 2S. Note that even if you guess to finesse and pull trumps in 3 rounds, you will never have enough entries to avoid 3 diamond losers. However after the next ...
How to play spades (trumps)??
Standard 15-17.
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