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Leonard Helfgott
Leonard Helfgott
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Basic Information

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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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
BW 2/1: 1!d-2!c-2!D
I do not understand why some feel the need to bid xx AKJx Jxxxx Kx and xx Jxxx AKJxx Ax in exactly the same way. “Bid whee you live” still has practicality.
Would you open
In the first the 4144 pattern allows for a comfortable 1S rebid so this poor hand is marginally acceptable. But switch the majors to the dreaded 1444 and I pass with no apologies. And I pass on the second, hoping to double On the next round.
Settle A Bet
One of the advantages of the fourth trump is that you can pull trumps and still ruff the fourth round of a 4-3 suit, admittedly more important for slam purposes. And a 4333 10 count with 3 weak trumps is WAY different from a 4333 10 count with KTxx of ...
Settle A Bet
Well, opener will likely pass a 2H raise with “most”14 counts even the unbalanced 5422 and 5431, IMO. Although 5332 is modal the combo of all the other patterns outweigh this, so not knowing openers pattern, making the limit raise appears to “average” over 50% in your simulations. If ...
Settle A Bet
Richard: Right. I knew that. Typo.!:)
touching honors
When declarer wins King you can play Smith echo to show the Queen. If you play the Queen it absolutely denies the Jack.

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