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Jeff Lehman
Jeff Lehman
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Member Since
Aug. 3, 2010
Last Seen
5 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Bridge musings:

  • An attribute I value (for bridge and otherwise) is recognizing what you do not know: ask more questions, state fewer conclusions.  Only sometimes do I act as I say one should act.
  • Wish that master points award system would motivate players to continue to challenge themselves to improve: need to better align awards with the achievements producing the awards.
  • Wish that club directors would (politely) instruct players about Unauthorized Information and Logical Alternatives; that is, Fair Play.  Not a crime (but then, not an accolade, either) to take too much or too little time to think about a call or play, but is unethical for partner to take winning inferences from the pace of the call or play.
  • Am deeply involved in developing and teaching after school bridge programs.  Teach play before bidding (mini-bridge), teach declarer play before defensive play, teach notrump play before suit play.  But, first, ensure kids are safe, have fun, allow other kids to learn, and respect each other, the teachers, and the school. See
  • Loved bridge from the moments I learned to play, but placed bridge behind other matters such as career and family.  Took a 15 year hiatus from significant play.
  • Still improving as a player.  Do not look forward to the time when my skills will plateau.
  • Best skill as a bridge player: envisaging during the auction how the play might proceed.  Poorest skill as a bridge player: perhaps too many to mention.

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ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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Jeff Lehman's lead problem: T542 72 J9 KJT84
Might be, Robert. But seems unlikely to me. East's balancing double and West's advance to the double suggests, I think, that East has longer spades: I would expect declarer (both opponents are GLM's, by the way) to play spades ace, then king, and, seeing the jack from ...
Jeff Lehman's lead problem: T542 72 J9 KJT84
If no fast diamond ruff ... ... Can't declarer North ruff a third round club loser and then play spades for four tricks to pitch a diamond, thus limiting losses to two diamonds, one club, and one trump?
Using Twitch as a Platform for Bridge
Jeff Bayone might be concerned that you named Jeff Lehman as the author of his award-winning book!
Using Twitch as a Platform for Bridge
(With my being clueless with respect to how to exploit Twitch as a forum for new players), may I offer some advice on the preferred objective of the use? I think the objective should be to market bridge as an activity that is fun BECAUSE it is intellectually stimulating. One ...
What Is Partner Showing?
By raising advancer's 1 to 2, doubler has shown a hand that would have raised responder's 1 to 3.
Ruling please
Cory P, not sure if I am supposed to read your post seriously or facetiously ... but, if "seriously" ... Am I supposed to by sympathetic because the job of the director sometimes involves making a decision where not everyone involved is pleased? Might there be any other jobs where that would ...
Ruling please
I am in complete agreement with the 100% voting to date. I would add this comment, however: I hope declarer has learned the benefit of stating an exact line of play when claiming.
Thanks to Jay Whipple
I am reminded of the feelings that I get as, each of the last several years, I read the ACBL Bulletin article where the new president of the BOD introduces himself and sets his agenda. I am always excited that we now have a president who "gets it" and will ...
Sheila Ekeblad 1940-2019
ATB +200
South's heart ruffing value might well be duplicated by North.

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