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Paul Friedman
Paul Friedman
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 28, 2010
Last Seen
3 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
Superior Defense to 2N Opener Showing both minors?
There are better solutions (such as Kit's above). Give the choices you provided, I would rather define my shape more precisely than strength.
What is redouble?
I agree. A redouble by me here shows a hand I would be happy to double if South rebid had been 2 rather than double.
Deleted due to my inability to to differentiate fantasy from reality.
Randy: Oops. Thanks for the catch. I have nuked my message. Note: if I had opened 1 and partner alerted and explained that it was strong, artificial and forcing, I would certainly rebid 1NT here to reduce the chance of forcing my partner to declare the hand.
Chess Cheating Scandal
So, is the Chess Federation part of the Olympic "movement?" If not, maybe that's the lesson to be learned.
Is 4NT ever quantitative after a suit fit is found ?
It rather depends on partnership agreements. Is 3 forcing to 3, to game to 4, slam invitational? Does 3 promises 5+ clubs? Sitting opposite a new partner with minimal discussion, I would not bid 4NT in this sequence. If partner bid it, I would assume it ...
Zero-max imps (new scoring method)
Ian: I strongly disagree with (at least) one of your premises. Sometimes scoring par means that you made a clear mistake. Example: you took an anti-percentage play for no reason other than ignorance and it works. Sometimes you score less than par by taking the percentage play (e.g., not ...
T- Shirt ideas(bridge)
Ego liciti sunt???
Michael: What a bitter wry comment.
We Need a Better Mousetrap
Transfers by responder help in some situations, particularly if you are willing to give up the negative double when there is no unbid major. Also, we are no longer in a "2/1" GF auction; we are back to old fashioned 5-card majors in interference.

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