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Leonard Helfgott
Leonard Helfgott
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Member Since
Aug. 20, 2015
Last Seen
2 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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2C-2D-2S-3NT (opponents silent)
Without discussion, if 2D is the normal “waiting” or “negative” most hands without support that aren’t double negatives should simply bid their suit, or 2NT. A 3NT call “sounds like” a balanced 9-11 or so, although I’d probably avoid it. The advantage would be if partner bids 3-any ...
What do you think of the director's actions?
Not to sound supercilious (!) but while liquify and miniscule are considered acceptable spelling variants in the 20-21st centuries, supercede, while used since the17th century, is still considered a clear error. For more of this non-bridge stuff, just for fun, get a copy of “Death by Spelling” which should humble even ...
Plan the Play in 3NT at Matchpoints
You drink too much beer.:)
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: 732 AQJ9 AK3 K97
Or Kxx hearts and xx spades?!
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: Q84 93 852 AT874
Thank you all for your comments and insights. I did choose double intending it as spade preferential and ability to handle the spade lead, although 3S was the logical alternative (I would never pass.) After the session I asked a very solid expert (perhaps 1 or 2 in NJ) and ...
New Suit in High Level Competition
For once I agree 100% with everything Lee has said. Make that 200%.!
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: Q84 93 852 AT874
He doesn't or I certainly wouldn't expect it. After the session, I asked a very solid expert his view, which I will reveal later.
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: J9852 A AJ432 Q3
I thought the same, and don't feel strongly either way. I really wanted to see how many 3NT-ers there would be.
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: Jx Jxx xxx Axxxx
Richard: This is MPs. Did you mean IMPs instead? Of course you won’t know if the cat is dead or alive until you open the box! (Shroedinger). That’s bridge.:) .
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: Jx Jxx xxx Axxxx
Nick and I have looked at some of these numbers in the past. I do know from strong authorities that 5-2 plays about 2/10th trick better than 4-3, on the average. That’s not all that much. Obviously 5-3 plays better than 5-2 and 6-4 plays better than 4-3 ...
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