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Ralph F. Lind
Ralph F. Lind
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 22, 2013
Last Seen
35 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me



Fate dealt Ralph F. Lind a strong bridge game, but little time to play.  Until now.


He wrote a 5 card major bidding System ( called Aurora ) that swings well versus 2/1.  It is fully documented, fun to play, and has won some open events on both the Sectional and Regional level.  He is looking for a New England expert who wants better results to learn it with. 


If you have a question, PM him.


In 2017, he moved to the Bay State to be close to his family.


Retired, he has the time to play some bridge.



United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
When his partner jumped for joy one spring evening after a session of bridge at the 2011 Victoria Regional
Favorite Conventions
Gazilli, Klinger 2NT, Heeman, Flannery
BBO Username
last exit
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Punt Bids!
A "punt" is a convenient but artificial rebid to keep an auction going in the direction that "the punter" wants. "Punts" are often used to span "holes". A "hole" in a system occurs when there is no natural call to describe your specific hand. Consider a 2/1 system. 1 ...
First iron points to be offered in San Diego
Peg, all of us want you to have your IRON Master Points !! Here's how ... When the computer prints out a player's name, their IRON Master Point tally is listed in parentheses just to the right. Peggy Kaplan (5) Minnetonka, MN Thus IRON Master Point totals would become available ...
Joshua Donn's bidding problem: KJT8 7652 9 KJ93
Solves the 3 punt problem ... wd Gary Also, that 3 treatment allows for a direct raise to 4 to be "I have 4 card support and a poor hand and would like to stop in 4".
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: KJ9 KQ92 QT973 7
West's 2 call was a purposeful call to put pressure on you as well as catch a NV raise from his partner. The risk of Passing is that 3 by East buries a known 8+ card heart fit with 2/3 top honors. I am an adherent ...
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: AK532 QJT Q95 A9
Out of Luck on this hand. If East's 2 had shown hearts and a minor, West would have corrected.
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: KJ9 KQ92 QT973 7
Out of Luck on this hand. The situation was caused by system requirements that allowed North to open 1.
A well selected opening lead
Great lead, Dani. vwd
Harrison Luba's bidding problem: AQ83 2 KQT98764 ---
That's right, Martin. We were not preempting. There are 4 relevant cover cards : K, J, A and A. Partner rates to have 1 1/3 of them. Myself and some others who jumped to 5 are bidding the probability that he has just that. We bid 5 ...
ATB - duplication
Back in "the day" (mid-80s) for a couple of years I played a relay system based on some notes from Dave Cliff. My partner's initiative, not mine. Flat 5332 patterns were not well handled. For several reasons. Primarily, side queen location in non-anchor suits was problematic because auction level ...
Harrison Luba's bidding problem: AQ83 2 KQT98764 ---
Presto... s vanished!

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