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Dorn Bishop
Dorn Bishop
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Member Since
April 6, 2015
Last Seen
13 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Kid bridge whiz. Took a 15-20 year hiatus from bridge to raise my kids.  Took up 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-present.

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.
Bridge Accomplishments
1990 National 0-2000 MP Knockout Winner. Two top 10 National Mixed Pairs finishes. Spingold Round of 16 1994. Several Flight A Knockout wins.
Regular Bridge Partners
Darlene Hammond; Joel Hoersch; John Coufal; Alan LeBendig; Jim Leary; Marc Rothblatt; Danny Kleinman; Tom Zinkle; Bill Bartley; Mike Crawford
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
Sapphire Life Master
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UI in San Diego?
I don't believe for a second 4 would alert North that South has spades at all: South has bid a "natural" 2 and now hearts again. And I don't believe that adjusting the contract to 4 would be imputing agreements to N-S that they don ...
UI in San Diego?
I believe there must be an irrebuttable presumption that South has obtained UI from North's explanation. South therefore can only permissibly interpret 3 as natural with a max or a super accept in SPADES. Either way, South has a clear 4 bid -- heck, at IMPs I think ...
Richard Fleet's bidding problem: AK9643 --- KQ2 5432
Nope. Because we live in an imperfect world and my experience has been that things just work out better that way. I suggest you give it a try.
Richard Fleet's bidding problem: AK9643 --- KQ2 5432
Not at all. My regular partner and I play this as a forcing pass situation whenever jammed by opponents to game white on red. Partner has "pass and pull" available to encourage slam exploration.
Dorn Bishop's lead problem: T987 AQJ964 K KT
The winner here happens to be the Q or a spade. But if you lead the Q, when declarer ducks holding Kxx, you then have to shift at trick 2. Partner eventually gets on lead with a diamond to play one of his two hearts through.
Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: 65 QJT83 AK973 Q
Not my hand but I assume 3, (hopefully) implying the red suits.
Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: KQ4 K64 T8652 T2
Yes, that's correct. This was specifically described as diamond shortness. Thanks.
Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: KQ4 K64 T8652 T2
Drat. I didn't realize that one problem would appear right after the other.
Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: A932 KQ74 Q5 A85
They would be down two as we take the first six tricks: 4 hearts and the two aces. Partner's hand is T854 AJ96 92 Q76. Opener bidder mistakenly thought partner had redoubled 1! Unfortunately, that never happened since your hand bid 4 over ...
Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: A932 KQ74 Q5 A85
Erroneous auction; corrected in a later poll. Partner bid 3 instead of 3. Would that change your opinion?

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