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Dorn Bishop
Dorn Bishop
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 6, 2015
Last Seen
Oct. 4, 2019
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Learned bridge out of the womb, then quit to raise my own kids (no bridge players....yet).  Turned to backgammon and poker (bridge partner Danny Kleinman sold me my first backgammon books out of the trunk of his car in 1994).   2015 American Backgammon Tour Player of the Year.  US Internet Backgammon Champion 2011.  Finalist, US Backgammon Championship 2010.  Captain, US World Backgammon Team in 2012 Nation's Cup Competition (Bronze medal).   Board of Directors, US Backgammon Federation 2014-2017.  

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing my first ever duplicate game at the British Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan with my Dad in 1976; leading Martel/Stansby/Boyd/Robinson/Woolsey/Silverman at the half in the 1994 Spingold Round of 16.
Bridge Accomplishments
2018 Under-6000 MP Spingold Winner; 1990 National 0-2000 MP Knockout Winner. Two top 10 National Mixed Teams finishes. Spingold Round of 16, 1994. Several regional wins.
Regular Bridge Partners
Mike Crawford; David Abelow; Rick Gold; Alex Fowlie; Fran White.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Adventures in Bridge
Favorite Tournaments
National Knockouts
Favorite Conventions
Reisig 2D; Fit-Showing Jumps; Obvious Shift
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Takeout or penalty?
Well, if Reverse Flannery was available the first time around, then 2 is available this time to force with 4 hearts? If so, then I suppose double could still be a substitute for NMF in spades, but that should be agreed to up front. Without such an agreement, I ...
Takeout or penalty?
I suspect partner has four hearts to go with her five spades, and is too strong to bid them directly. Or pard just has 5+ spades with values. Either way, double is intended as a substitute for checkback/new minor forcing. Now, whether that falls under the realm of "Takeout ...
Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: KJT2 QJ J73 AK62
If your assumption about partner's hand is correct, Eric, would 2NT or 3NT be stronger (based on the belief that partner's 2 bid has put you in a game-forcing auction)? At the table, I wasn't sure that I wanted to risk a misunderstanding about that, so ...
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
Rational bookies don't care about who they think will win. They set odds based on their perception of the betting public, ideally to attract the same amount of money to both sides. All bookies want is their 10% vig without risk to themselves. So whether they set the odds ...
Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: AKQ5 AJ973 7 A85
I thought 2 was clear-cut, too, but my partner blamed himself for not bidding 2NT instead. He felt that 2 unnecessarily forced to game, and served little purpose because I had already denied 4 spades. While I'm still not a fan of 2NT, I thought there might ...
Bill Hall's bidding problem: JT43 AJ965 3 875
Partner is showing a diamond moose opposite my possible Yarborough. I've shown my 5 hearts already (I disagree that absent prior agreement 3 showed only 4 pieces on the previous round). I'm not much into esoterica or committing that singleton to slam, but I'm sure not ...
Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: T653 T7 A AQT865
Of. Short spades.
Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: AJ953 K7 A984 32
4 would be a strong spade hand. 4NT would be straight Blackwood. And pass would be insufficient values to bid. Any 4-level bid of a minor would be natural and forcing.
Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: AJ953 K7 A984 32
Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: 65 QJT83 AK973 Q
Abstainers: Are you abstaining because you object to the double of 2 or for some other reason?

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