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Craig Biddle
Craig Biddle
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 3, 2010
Last Seen
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Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

USBF Junior mentor (having a great time with a half-dozen [now 8] very eager youngsters from 12-16).  Nearly made the top 500 in 2017, planning a stronger effort in 2019.

Occasionally play on BBO against Cayne and his pros, or Richard Pavlicek and partner.  I enjoy the opportunity to play against that caliber of players.  Win occasionally, too.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Multiple GNT District wins back in the day, Once had 5 BRQ's in 9 tries but nobody noticed because it took 7 years and 3 cities. Four straight 2nd day quals in Platinum Point events.
Regular Bridge Partners
Phil Goulding, Fred Schenker
Favorite Tournaments
Pittsburgh Labor Day Regional
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
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ATB - Who applies The Law
E has the wrong minor, and the KQ likely behind the ace. Why should he risk the 3-level on 9xxxx at unfavorable vulnerability. The LAW doesn't guarantee that a 9 card fit isn't off 3 sure trump tricks (or 4 on Halloween).
Need help defending against Precision 1!D
Many good points in Gavin's article.
Craig Zastera's bidding problem: AKQ32 4 AKT3 953
I don't know about him, but I would expect my partner to have something like void Jxxxxx xx Kxxxx for this auction. This is too weak for a 1st seat vul weak 2 and rates to be easy to describe if you pass initially.
Need help defending against Precision 1!D
Bidding often in direct seat is good. They are not in a great position to penalize you. And even a little nudge can usually prevent opener from revealing vital pattern information. It's probably right to play 2 natural but that is one of the few overcalls that they ...
Do bridge paradoxes exist?
"Shell Game" by Jeff Rubens, Bridge World, Dec.1972 What do you do at trick 1? K 9 5 8 6 5 3 2 A 10 8 4 Q A 8 4 2 A K Q 4 void A J 10 4 ...
What are the ruling principles here?
Craig Biddle's bidding problem: K AQT9 AK6542 A8
Really? Is 4 forcing here?
Craig Biddle's bidding problem: K AQT9 AK6542 A8
A good friend pointed out the best bid here. I should have bid 7 here, partner would have bid 7 and there we would have rested.
Third hand high or low?
This is a gloating-free forum. I have never seen the point of SCUDA either. Could you please enlighten us with a brief article Michael R? (2nd edit) Oh, of course, it gets the troublesome Qxx/xx right when partner leads from AK. Duh!
Aggressive or Hyperaggressive?
If this is truly my hand, and partner also has a 5-card minor and 4-card major and enough to bid, I surely want to get out to our minor. Of course, if partner's minor is diamonds, and they can lead ace and a trump, we could be going down ...

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