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Paul Friedman
Paul Friedman
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 28, 2010
Last Seen
4 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
BW 2/1: What is 2/1?
Why? KS down not use 2/1. Heck, 1-2; 2 is passable. I've played 2/1 with a weak NT and I've played Modified KS (with several sets of modifications). They aint the same thing or even close.
The Best Bridge Writer
I vote for Kelsey for with Reese a close second for "favorite." The book that had the greatest impact on me was (is) Norman Squire's Theory of Bidding. Bidding stopped being memorized rules for me and starting being a logical connected system.
The Best Bridge Writer
As usual. You say AB and I say BA.
The Best Bridge Writer
Kelsey, but it is tough to choose between him and Reese.
Forcing or non-forcing?
Assuming responder has no way to make a forcing Club raise after 1 - 1; 2, what else is responder supposed to do with GF values?
Cashout Situation?
Suit contract. Partner shows AK. I show count. The only exception would be if partner knows count already.
Quick Trick Step Bids
I've never seen it and I have read (and own) quite a few bridge books .. recent, old, and ancient. There have been conventions such as San Fransisco which show Aces and Kings in bulk (A=3, K=1 5=0-2, 5=3. etc.). This method makes it ...
Would you open
Given your agreements, they both look like passes to me. The first hand gets to your agreed 12 hcp only by counting the stiff King at full value. The second is hardly a very distributional 10 hcp (ignoring the stiff Jack).
Best way to handle this situation?
Michael: Not everyone plays NMF the way you do. As originally used, 2 started an invitational sequence and Opener responded naturally. I believe Ian often plays it this way. This makes a lager part of your argument irrelevant. ZT has nothing to do with "mistakes." It has to do ...
Emily Middleton's bidding problem: K9 JT7543 AKQ A8
Green, I would assume a 3 opening in first seat to be light. If "quite light," then passing and hope you make it seems best. It should be pointed out that a good partner does not hold this hand when partner preempts clubs at Green.

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