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Ron Zucker
Ron Zucker
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Member Since
Aug. 26, 2010
Last Seen
10 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I'm neither as good as I'd like to be nor as bad as I fear I am. I'm exactly the guy you play against most. I'm not incompetent, but you don't fear me. Since I'm not good enough to be arrogant, I aim for polite instead.

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
before the days of bidding boxes, LHO and pard passed. RHO heard 1C from another table, so holding 4-4 in the majors and an opening hand, he doubled. I hadn't been paying attention, looked at my hand and counted 10 HCP, so I redoubled. LHO called the director. "What seems to be the problem?" "We're playing in redoubled." "What redoubled?" "Nothing. Just redoubled."
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What is fair.
Ian, notwithstanding the argument, simply saying, "Fair points, I got this one wrong" is the most honest I've heard a bridge player. I simply want to give you kudos for saying that.
Is this a way to run an organization?
I want to second Greg Lawler's comment. I'm a solid intermediate who loves to play up, whether that's the Vanderbilts or a top flight at a regional, yet I don't show up for regionals anymore. And Oren is right. My opponents have always been very kind ...
FWIW, I don't object to 1. If partner bids 1 over 1, life is easy. I'm willing to bid 1NT. But if partner bids 1, life could get ugly when I have a doubleton in the other major. I don't think I'd ...
Bridge Player Archetypes
Unfortunately, it's been a while since I've been able to be at an NABC. I'm definitely a "toughest competition" person. I like being beaten by the best, and try to be respectful as I try to learn to play better. Once they identified me as this type ...
Petter Bengtsson's bidding problem: AT542 J3 J Q8643
I didn't bid 1NT over 1 for a reason. I'm backing that judgment now.
Martin Lindfors's bidding problem: AJ8632 --- KT5 KQ98
I'd bid 3 at IMPs, but it's MPs. I'll pass.
Joshua Donn's bidding problem: Jx xx Jxx AKT9xx
I think 3NT has to be a hand sort of like this. I have nothing in hearts. If you do, I might have enough running tricks to make. I don't invite and then accept the invite, so it has to be clear that partner can run to 4 ...
Leo Lasota's bidding problem: --- AKQ753 AKQ98 K2
My problem with letting partner choose the suit via 4 or 5NT is that I don't want the lead coming through Kx of clubs. If I'm CERTAIN that 4 is leaping michaels, maybe, since it lets us get to 6 from the right side of ...
Forcing or not forcing?
I vote NF 5+, but what I claim to have in an auction where I might be faced with a tough bid and what I actually have are (not OFTEN, I don't think, but clearly more than some I know) sometimes not the same things. I, too, would bid ...
Mike Gill's bidding problem: xx KQJ9x Kxx KTx
Threshold question. Is this in a precision context, where partner is expecting drek for an opener? Because I'm a lot happier if this isn't a big time minimum, but merely a normal minimum. I usually like 2 on this sort of hand, using my general rule that ...

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