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Leonard Helfgott
Leonard Helfgott
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 20, 2015
Last Seen
20 minutes 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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Redouble vs Suit Bid
Well Ron, we agree to 1H on all, except for #4 where you hide your 5th heart to bid 1NT (instead of redouble) with 10HCP, and I agree with David Yates that the Redouble is overused and overrated, so how much do we disagree on. If you prefer to bid ...
Redouble vs Suit Bid
Great questions David. You have focused on some borderline issues not covered automatically with my “rules”. On A If balanced I would probably Redouble with 11Hcp (Jxxx Qxxx Ax KJx)and bid 1NT with most 10hcp. Don’t expect very many to agree with this. On B I would probably ...
Redouble vs Suit Bid
I thought the current “modernist” view was to “bid through the double” and always show a 4CM no matter how weak, common locally, a style I strongly Disagree with. My preference is to always show a 5CM and usually a strong 4CM (that can handle a 3 card raise) and ...
Treatments over 1NT with 5-card major
Ed: among the many longstanding, easy and popular uses for 3C are: 1) good 6 card suit invit- often played as 2/3. Yes this can partly be covered by range check, (no one in my club plays range check) but not entirely. Also works for 3D. 2) 5-5 minors ...
Treatments over 1NT with 5-card major
Doesn’t anyone else think that using 2C for Stayman AND 3C to ask for 5CM is partially redundant, that is, you are giving up the use of 3C for other reasons just to hunt for a 5CM instead of 2C asking for either 4CM or possibly 5CM. A good ...
Treatments over 1NT with 5-card major
I like the idea of other uses for Puppet at 2level that deemphasize the 5 card major angle, which I find relatively unimportant. While I do regularly open 1NT with 5CM, I would always be 5332 and almost always with some coverage in doubleton, and over 45 years this has ...
Treatments over 1NT with 5-card major
If partner asks and you bid 2M, then invites elsewhere, you can rebid the major with a better than average hand (an acceptance). That natural style is good enuf for me. Also, after 1NT-2H-2S-2NT- you can bid 3H with 2S and a max, a natural treatment
What is your plan
My omission. This occurred at MAtchpoints in Allendale, NJ, Saturday morning.
What is your plan
Richard: If you choose not to open 1NT I certainly agree.
Bergen Raises Over Major And Double (BROMAD)
From Mike Ma:”The only thing I want to be able to do is distinguish a bad raise from a good raise. The rest of Bromad I have no need for.” Yes. The idea is to bifurcate junk obstructive raises (2M) from constructive raises (2C, or you can use 2C ...

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