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David Parsons
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Basic Information

Member Since
Nov. 6, 2015
Last Seen
May 23
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

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

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Recently, 4/75 at the District 3 NJ Regional, 1/57 at the Eastern States Regional Open Pairs in NYC, 42/364 in Silodor at the Spring NABC in Philly.
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
Ruby Life Master
Parsons Libchaber
Two over One (Larry Cohen's Style)
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What is the standard for the meaning of this Auction?
Bridge World standard is developed as a compilation of the most popular system of Bridge World readers. Not all auctions are fully explored in the system, and this is one of them. Paul Hightower is pretty much an expert at the various versions of Bridge World Standard, and he confirms ...
David Parsons's bidding problem: 9 AKJ74 J9875 62
Sorry -- Corrected.
David Parsons's bidding problem: 763 AT AT82 KQ32
You have a point, Martin!
David Parsons's bidding problem: 763 AT AT82 KQ32
Almost agreed -- the distribution could also be 2245, with 4-5. In this instance, with the three card terrible looking spade suit, it's not horrible to bid 3...it's a decision.
David Parsons's bidding problem: AJT75 42 KJ7 T54
This hand comes right out of Mike Lawrence's Complete Book of Passed Hand Bidding, as an example of a hand that should open 1.
David Libchaber's bidding problem: J9 KQ9643 92 A54
I'm still confused, but not by you Richard -- your explanation makes perfect sense. I ran a separate poll and most would open this hand 2 if first position passed. Yet, they would overcall 1 here instead of jump to 2. The only thing I can think ...
David Libchaber's bidding problem: J9 KQ9643 92 A54
You would open 1 if the first position had passed?
David Libchaber's bidding problem: J9 KQ9643 92 A54
Okay, so what am I missing? Every online or written reference I see says that a 2 jump overcall is the natural bid whenever you would open 2 as a weak two bid. Is it that you wouldn't open 2 with this hand? Is it the ...
David Parsons's bidding problem: AJT532 75 Q2 K62
Partner doesn't get another bid, does he?
David Parsons's bidding problem: QJ3 Q75 KJ732 QJ
Jack, I really value your input. Would you pass any 12HCP hand at MPs? If so, is this an exception because it has five diamonds? Thanks!
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