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Craig Biddle
Craig Biddle
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Member Since
Aug. 3, 2010
Last Seen
13 hours ago
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.

Country
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
1stPanda
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
Ira Chorush - Craig Biddle
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Carding Problem
If partner overruffed with J5432 there is no hope for them as a bridge player, and they would not pay attention to the size of your heart anyway.
What's your play here?
S invited and N accepted with a 9 count. Is that normal for them? Why would a "capable" declarer hop A without the K in hand? Even if he has Kx, he would play the Q to make sure he has a late entry to the clubs. So partner has ...
Congrats Nickell
Levin-Weinstein's auction was very conservative, but their scorecard must have looked very good to them. They had no idea that Meck had gone down in 7 when the opponents had stopped in game against them and made 12 easy tricks.
So you want to be a Vugraph operator
I did a few sessions in Philly, including the memorable Welland-Auken 4th quarter comeback. I never really worried too much about spot cards except where it was obvious that they mattered. It was still difficult, and several times I found myself a couple of tricks behind at the end But ...
Odd hand where K and A of trump are last two cards played.
Cute
What is this double?
The difference between +50 and +100 is unlikely to be large if they have bid 2 randomly, since if we are beating this we likely have +110 available if we get to a 4-4 fit. Multiple undertricks are far less likely than that we can make +110 somewhere if ...
What is this double?
Our discussion of low-level doubles to date had been: 1. Doubles of bid and raised suits or of suits with implicit support are takeout. 2. Doubles of blind interventions and rebid suits without implied support are penalty. It wasn't clear to me whether this was category 1 or category ...
UI?
It is UI but you are required to bid as though partner has whatever 3 shows in an uncontested auction. Here, I suspect your system bid would be 3. But I can see disaster looming.
Debate on Fast Arrival
Interesting. You opened 1 with a stiff and partner failed to hang you. But my FA jumps, apparently like your partner's, show control deficient hands.
Agreement over (1!S) - 2!H - (2!S) - ?
The most common way to play is X shows minors, 2NT is natural, guess the level with support. A better way to play is X shows minors, 2NT is a inv+ raise, 3 is competitive.
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