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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
I strongly favo(u)r the double calling for a specific suit. I have no strong feelings about which suit is demanded.
Stig Holmquist's bidding problem: KT862 AKJ83 83 A
Tough hand. I do not like 2 with such a moth eaten suit. I do not like Jacoby 2NT for several reasons, some of which are mentioned above, but I will likely survive: 1 2N 4 4 5 ?? 4 hurts rather than helps I ...
Auto-ducking to rectify the count
Nice article. As you say, ducking is not going to cost anything. It might even be necessary in order to make your contract if Diamonds do not behave.
Full Disclosure
Ian: Aw, come on. You know the first hand looks more like 13 than 10 to you. You also know it looks more like 8 than 10 to me. More seriously, if asked about the second hand, I would certainly include the information that a weak 2 was not ...
Do you play forcing pass in this auction?
Michael: If the pass is forcing, you double with this hand and pray for rain.
Finish this sentence
...much more likely to be correct when given as problem than in real life.
What Would You Do - What SHOULD You Do?
Steve: No, sir. Perhaps you would be "striving to be canonized." I suggest that assigned motives to others based on your Weltanschauung is the peak of egotism. I am sure you aware that "selective judgement" is oxymoronic and are using it that way on purpose.
What Would You Do - What SHOULD You Do?
How about if she went to the smoking area to find out the results of a FIFA qualification match, but did not smoke? Would it be different if some other sport were involved?
What does this 4Heart bid mean ?
A better question than "what does 4 mean?" is "what does 4 mean?" If 4 is natural: 4 is a cue bid in support of Diamonds. If 4 is a cue bid in support of Spades: 4 is also a cue bid with Spades ...
How weak is an opener in Standard 2/1
It's 12 hcp, but I agree with your answer and your reasoning. I answered "J" but I'd really prefer to pass that. I'd open it anyway because keeping partner happy is more important than a slight deviation from my valuation. Play a weak 1NT, I'd open ...

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