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David Parsons
David Parsons
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Member Since
Nov. 6, 2015
Last Seen
10 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Actuary, Ranked Chess and Othello Master, now retired and studying Bridge.

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Recently, 42/364 in Silodor Open Pairs at the Spring NABC.
Regular Bridge Partners
Paul Frean, David Libchaber, Irving Gewirtzman, David Carter
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Honors in NYC
Favorite Conventions
Not a convention, but I love New Losing Trick Count (NLTC) for hand evaluation.
BBO Username
parsonsdav
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
Parsons Libchaber
Two over One (Larry Cohen's Style)
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David Parsons's bidding problem: KQ6 J932 KT732 K
You understood my OP correctly, Paul, but evidently I was in error about the Walsh system for bidding 1. It doesn't require opening values, but does require "invitational to game" values. See my response to Craig below. 1-1-1-2 is forcing to 3, but ...
David Parsons's bidding problem: KQ6 J932 KT732 K
Thanks a bunch, Craig. I think you're absolutely right about 1 being game invitational rather than game forcing, even if we don't play XYZ...and thanks for the Hardy reference. I was clearly confused as to this point. The 1 bidder with a four-card heart suit ...
David Parsons's bidding problem: KQ6 J932 KT732 K
Sorry...corrected.
David Parsons's bidding problem: KQ6 J932 KT732 K
We play 2-way Checkback over a major suit (not 1) response and 1NT rebid by opener. 2 here is fourth-suit game forcing. 2NT here would be a game invite in NT.
David Parsons's bidding problem: J73 KQ98654 --- J98
Yes, he wouldn't have a problem opening 2 if one of the hearts was a small diamond. His thinking is that a vulnerable weak-two bid should promise exactly six cards in the suit.
David Parsons's lead problem: Q2 QT72 942 AK92
For those who would lead the CA or CK, the dummy looks like this: T654 K54 K5 QJT6 Partner discards the 7. What do you next lead?
David Parsons's bidding problem: J73 KQ98654 --- J98
I bid 2 at the table. Here was my rationale: -- Bidding 3 violates the "Rule of 2, 3, or 4" Red on White (and this is written into our partnership agreement). There's no question I'd bid 3 at any other vulnerability. -- The hand is "not ...
David Parsons's lead problem: Q2 QT72 942 AK92
Argh -- Sorry...I messed up the bidding. Revised.
Scrambling Sequence after 1NTX -- Is Pass Alertable?
I received a ruling from the ACBL on this -- The forcing pass is alertable in ACBL-land, and the opponents of the 1NT bidders can claim damages if the pass is not alerted and as a result they pulled the penalty double when they otherwise would not have, had they known ...
David Parsons's bidding problem: QT86 A8 J64 AK97
Partner's hand was: A974 KT73 K75 64 and 4 made, but was not bid by any table.
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