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Paul Friedman
Paul Friedman
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 28, 2010
Last Seen
2 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
1S 2S 2NT
Rich: Moysian fit? You are playing 4-card majors? Your post concerns a 1 opening. That's a rather different kettle of fish.
How would you bid this hand?
2 Too weak for 3; too strong for 2. I have no objection to opening 1NT if that is partner's preference.
Legal or illegal?
It is perfectly legal to play a 1 response as non-forcing. It is not legal (in ACBL-land and probably most other jurisdictions) to play this way and not disclose it. Since both North and South had their bids they now have a partnership agreement and need to disclose this ...
Bad Habits of Intermediates
Dave Beer: Well, technically, Vienna as a "weak club system" since 1 is a one-round force.
Bad Habits of Intermediates
Kennedy Club is the original short club (2+) system. Except for 4441, all other one-of-a-suit openings show 5+.
Please, One More Time for this Theme
Ken: Very nicely and simply explained. Please consider your post stolen; I plan on using it.
Please, One More Time for this Theme
Ed: The ACBL Alerting rules make anything other than a Strong Jump Shift alertable. It does not matter what you think is mainstream. It does not matter what is mainstream. So, you have UI. If the ACBL decides to change their Alerting regulations to make "a jump shift to three ...
Should this pass be forcing??
Craig: I think you are taking high card points too seriously. As I understand it, your partner opens quite a few balanced 12 hcp hands. You are, in effect, downgrading 4333 and Quacky 12 hcp to 11 points. That's a more than reasonably valuation. If a hand is worth ...
Signaling difficulty
In suit contracts when the Queen third or longer is in dummy, on a lead from the AK, third hand should signal count. Opening leader needs to know what is cashing and what is not. Getting a third round ruff when it is available is an added bonus. Of course ...
You are now the King/Queen of the ACBL, what next?
Peg: It's not Richard's fault. He was an East Coaster before moving to the Left Coast. He sees the Midwest only from 30,000 feet. (Although he and I did wheel out Blue Team Club at the Minneapolis Bridge Center 20-some years ago.)

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