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Mason Barge
Mason Barge
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 8, 2015
Last Seen
May 7
Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning my first Open Pairs at a tournament.
Bridge Accomplishments
Won the Mini-McKenney and Ace of Clubs last year (2015), albeit in the lowly 50-100 bracket. Well, I'm a beginner!
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Bridge Club of Atlanta
Favorite Tournaments
Greenville/Hilton Head Regionals
Favorite Conventions
Kickback RKC
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
Tarokh Taefi 2/1
2 over 1 (3635481 - 9079653)
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Bob Abrams
Standard 2/1
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Charlie Babcock 2/1
2 over 1 (3635481 - 9079653)
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2 over 1
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Mason Barge's bidding problem: 86 AK843 Q5 AJ75
I think 3NT is a better shot. East has to have some cards to bypass 3 doubled. He practically guarantees 3NT. OTOH, if you want to look for 6, more power to you!
Mason Barge's bidding problem: 86 AK843 Q5 AJ75
Very nice, Josh. In fact, E is 5-2-6-0.
Mason Barge's bidding problem: 86 AK843 Q5 AJ75
Correct. In the U.S. a 2-level bid after a takeout X is almost never forcing. Many play a 1-level bid as forcing, many do not. I think most people bid 2NT to show a limit raise+ over a major ("Jordan"). So E likely does not have three hearts. I ...
Mason Barge's bidding problem: AQJ976 AQT54 A 4
Playing vanilla 2/1
Do you adjust?
The Rulings suggest about one player in five.
Jack Feagin's bidding problem: 982 A7 AQJ3 AQJ3
The problem is insoluble. West "might" have the K and North "might" lead a spade. Larry Cohen says, If you don't have a bid, pass. I can explain to partner that I didn't have a bid. I can't explain 4m doubled down two, or down one undoubled ...
Do you adjust?
You probably know this, but I'm going to say it just in case anyone reading does not understand it: This would be a proper answer if a Director included you in a poll. But according to the laws, if one player in five (among players of the "class" of ...
Do you adjust?
It is an infraction of the rules to hesitate too long (or bid too quickly or emphatically, especially after a jump bid). The partnership, having exchanged unauthorized information, is effectively presumed guilty. The only safe course of action, unless your call is 100% clear, is to make the bid NOT ...
Jeff Fang's bidding problem: 4 AK4 AKQT874 K4
1) To facilitate slam bidding, 2) to discourage spade competition.
How forcing is 1!C - (2!H) - 3!H?
I play this to show limit-raise+ values with club support and fewer than 4 spades. Partner can bid 3NT, 4C, or 5C. I can convert his 4C bid to minorwood by bidding something other than 5C, promising at least 2d round heart control. Yes, there are failing cases in this ...

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