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Raphael Hallerman
Raphael Hallerman
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 15, 2016
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

USBF Junior and 4th year computer science and economics undergrad at UChicago

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Regular Bridge Partners
Sean McNally, Cynthia Huang, Ilan Wolff
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Defensive Problem
Got it now (verified by Ilan). Always assume that both partner and declarer have their heads on straight.
Defensive Problem
My first thought about the hand is to hope that E is 3217 (or 3208, even better). In those cases playing a diamond now should be enough to set up a crossruff later. That being said, 3217 likely wouldn't have bid 4 at this seat/vul. And with ...
Brian Zhang's bidding problem: 82 T JT2 QJT9872
Would think that 4 is non-forcing, seeing as you have 4 as a slam try, and the straightforward 5.
Stella Wan's bidding problem: 93 --- AQ8764 KQT63
Open 2 to show 5+ 4+ and maybe not let them find hearts :P Jokes aside, we play 1-(1)-2/2 roughly similar to what Geoff described above, and they've been pretty helpful in knowing partner's length.
How to play this 6NT, or bid better?
Should I consider playing East for QJ? Given the overcall and my KJ it seems even less likely than usual for West to hold both diamonds.
How to play this 6NT, or bid better?
Isn't -1 guaranteed if diamonds are 3-2? 5 spades, 2 hearts, 5 diamonds, 1 club... plenty of tricks. Will just have to sort out entries.
Raphael Hallerman's bidding problem: KQ72 AKQJ42 73 2
Reason that I posted this is that I did bid 4, thinking that I'd feel pretty bad if partner was Jx x xxx Axxxxxx. Parter of course tabled the oh-so-useful xx x xxx KQJT98x, making 4X a bit more challenging!
How to make notes with suit symbols?
As has been mentioned, just copying in the heart and diamond suits (even if they were in red font from the source) does not make the autocorrect to red symbols. Following these steps allows you to set the autocorrect to formatted (i.e. red, or any other color) text: 1 ...
How to make notes with suit symbols?
In Docs, go to Tools->Preferences. In the Automatic Substitution category, you have to manually add every word you want to change individually. Whereas Word changes 4! h to 4 just by recognizing the ! h, Docs sees 4! h and ! h as different words, so you have to add ...
How to make notes with suit symbols?
In Word, go to File->Options->Proofing->AutoCorrect Options. You can then add things like: - replace ! h (without the space, but edited for BW) with ♥ It also does distinguish red from black symbols, so just give it the red ones for /.

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