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Paul Friedman
Paul Friedman
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 28, 2010
Last Seen
5 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I always play my partner's system; that way it is her/his fault.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Kibitzing O. Jacoby in his last Reisinger session; Guessing a Queen on a 2-way finesse. Last happened 8:39 p.m., 23 June 1986
Bridge Accomplishments
Regular Bridge Partners
Ian Wilson
Member of Bridge Club(s)
St Petersburg, FL
Favorite Tournaments
N.A. Nationals
Favorite Conventions
Blue Team Club; Your convention card.
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Life Master
Complaints at clubs/bridge anywhere.
John: And, interestingly enough, neither did North-South if you were sitting E-W. If it was a Howell movement, everyone except you had the strong hands. In all cases, THEIR finesses worked and THEIR trumps broke evenly, while YOUR finesses and splits ....
Opening 1N with a singleton Ace
One of the choices, 1N has preemptive value in 3rd or 4th set (sic), is too wordy. 1NT is also preemptive in 1st and 2nd seat. Playing a strongish 1NT opening, I have never felt the need to open 1NT with a stiff Ace (of any suit). I think doing ...
Permissible enquiry?
Does this mean I won the idiot-of-the-day award (yet again)? Sorry, Frances.
Permissible enquiry?
Years ago Edgar Kaplan wrote in an editorial in his Bridge World that is asked if partner's tendency were to lead away from a king more of less frequently than normal, you were required to answer. Steve, note that the opponent was asking about tendencies, not what your partner ...
Kursat Ozsahin's bidding problem: AKQJT63 973 QT9 ---
When partner opened 4NT, captaincy is 100% with partner. Guessing whether or not partner should have bid 4NT followed by 7 is simply masterminding.
David Parsons's bidding problem: AQT972 7 --- J96532
If the black suits were reversed, I'd bid 3 followed by 4 over the expected red suit bids by the opponents. That might well be the best action with the actual hand
David Parsons's bidding problem: KQ7 T943 T654 T7
I think 3 should DENY four hearts. When the doubler holds four-card support, there is always a reasonable (if not perfect) raise available. It is when doubler has a balanced hand without a good Diamond stopper that there is a rebid problem. Something like: AJxx AKx 98 AKJx. However ...
Colour Coded Playing Cards
My suggestion, based on ignorance, would be to print them in the four basic printing colors: cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. The idea of a color for each suit makes perfect sense. Rather than using my suggestions (or any other amateur) experts should be consulted.
What is Cue
I do not accept the premise that in the sequence (1)-1-(1)-??? that 2 and 2 should be cuebids. If 1 shows 5+ spades, fine.. use it a cuebid. Similarly, if 1 is usually 5+diamonds, using it as cuebid is reasonable ...
Bidding questions from TCG hand
If you are willing to consider the spade suit "solid" life is easy. A jump in a suit at opener's second bid is often defined as "this is trump, cue bid." That works well on this hand, but the missing Ten gives me pause.

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