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Bridge Winners Profile for Ed Freeman

Ed Freeman
Ed Freeman
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Basic Information

Member Since
Sept. 30, 2011
Last Seen
Dec. 9, 2019
Member Type
Bridge Pro
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
8643 86542 542 9. A hand I played in 1986 at a Regional. The defense was "creative" Perhaps the most tricks ever given away by a defense that got in a number of times. Plus, a fun story with a great punchline.
Bridge Accomplishments
Won 2015 Goldman Pairs; 2007 Bronze Mini-McKenney
Regular Bridge Partners
Had the honor of playing with Craig Huston for a few years before he passed away. Currently searching for my next National caliber partner.
Favorite Tournaments
ABA tournaments are generally a lot more fun. The ACBL should take notes.
Favorite Conventions
Ones I have adapted or invented: Trump Cues; Fracoby; FrActionAl, Qualitative Key Card.
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ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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Copy of Ed Freeman - Paul Lewis
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Sathya Bettadapura's bidding problem: AK3 A732 3 AKQJ5
Not understanding all of the love for 3N. A very final contract that is unlikely to be best -- unless partner has some values. Let's start with 3H showing our uncertainty and strong playing strength. This allows partner to show values with 3N, but also bid 5C, 4C or 3S ...
Petition for NABC+ Midnight KO
One of my favorite sessions was a Midnight Zip at a New York NABC. The director OKd us playing "anything we wanted." That made filling out the convention card easy. In EVERY bidding section we just put the word SUCTION. ALL opening bids, doubles and overcalls other than 1C and ...
Paul Lewis's bidding problem: Q62 K52 Q765 T64
I am in the 1NT camp, would like better spots but partner will have a good sense of what to do at every point after an initial 1NT by me. If there was an extra J in the hand, everyone would bid it and the TC seems like a good ...
Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: QT AJ QT942 Q854
Answer depends completely on methods: How did you define the double? If takeout, 4N seems clear and the only issue is whether to try for slam. If penalty, Pass with fear that your down 3 or 4 won't recompense for your possible 6N. If "convertible values" you have a ...
Daisuke Sugimoto's bidding problem: AKTx Axxx Q9xxx ---
A double at the 3 level in direct seat needs to be significantly better than a double at the 1 level. This hand is not much above the minimum partner should expect. There are 5 losers, while you usually have six or can possibly have 7 with lots of points ...
Peg Kaplan's lead problem: xxx Axxx xx QJTx
Thought about this hand for a bit and most likely shapes. Declarer is at best: 4-1-5-3; but much more likely at least 6 diamonds. No matter what, zero or one heart. I would consider 4-0-6-3 declarer's most likely shape with 5-0-6-2 a close second. Opener has at least 3 ...
David Corn's bidding problem: JT4 6 J952 KQJ74
Perfect hand for some sort of Fit Showing Jump, but barring that it looks like I have 3 offensive tricks for partner when diamonds are trump, so a simple 2 inverted minor seems the best lie. Give me one less diamond, one more club and the 1 lie ...
Paul Maiolani's bidding problem: ATx QTxx x KJxxx
Makes little sense to play this as penalties at IMPs. Is partner really expecting to beat this more than one? and how about a RDBL by the opponents getting them a game bonus? The reasoning for this double being penalties because the double of 1 is penalties misses the ...
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: AK Q862 9854 763
Novices? Bid 4 or 3NT so that they will either bid 4 or mis-defend. But this is definitely a Limit Raise from a Cover Card viewpoint, you have 3 clear tricks on offense. Given the hands shown, using modern methods this problem disappears: 1H 2N* 3C# 3H ??? * Limit ...
Andrei Prodan's bidding problem: AQJT9 2 QT854 K5
and 6 or 7 are better contracts than 6N. We need partner's opinion on this hand and there are many constructs that make 6N poor and a diamond slam excellent: K QJTxx AKJ AQxx or -- AKJxx AKJ QJxxx or x Axxxx AKJ AQJx or K AJTxx KJx ...
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