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Leonard Helfgott
Leonard Helfgott
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 20, 2015
Last Seen
50 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning a 1981 Sectional against strong LMs for Intermediate Player of the Year---back in the day!
Regular Bridge Partners
Burrell Humphreys, Irwin Miller, Sue Fulton, Alex Salpeter, Ed Landau, Peter Stein,
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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How do you play Picture Bid when the choice is 3M or 4M?
I agree with you Jeff. Picture jump to 4S with AQx Qx xxx AKxxx very descriptive. Jump to 3S to signify immediate slam interest requesting (demanding?) immediate cuebid—eg. 1S-2C-2D-3S with AJx Kxx AX Axxxx. Quiet return to just 2S (GF) for everything else.
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: 973 QJ9873 42 J3
3rd seat fairly obvious. This was Hand 5 of Tuesday’s Common Game and analyst suggested 2H.
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: QJ2 32 AQ8532 Q5
Nick: I agree with you that my 2D is clearly “unsound” but I gave in to temptation not wanting to miss a fit/lead and being accused of being too conservative once again. The positive result was very lucky.
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: AJx xx QTx AKxxx
Nick: Do you plan to double higher level contracts also, like 3H or 4H?
Hesitation Blackwood
I have an agreement with all partners that the RKC ASKER must have at least one Key. If I have 3 we are missing only one, which means bid the slam according to the original intention of Blackwood. If partner is able or inclined to ASK with zero, (which I ...
What kind of squeeze is this?
Doesn’t the last trick—club 4 to 5, make it partly a steppingstone?
An interesting deal from the mixed pairs in Biarritz
Flawed 2H action? Do you recommend 3H instead?
An interesting deal from the mixed pairs in Biarritz
David: Thank you for posting this as I feel my education and judgment in this area (and others) could be improved. Esko: Thank you for this analysis. Just recently I encountered a similar situation where I held Jx spades and 9-sixth of diamonds and thought, as you do, that over ...
Invite with 8 points?
The “debate” sounds to me as follows: 1) It is fairly well established (check Pavlicek tables) that 16 opp. 8 has lower expectation than 12 opp 12 if declarer is not specified. How much less ? Some nonzero amount. 2) Let’s posit, as you both seem to agree, that 16 ...
Invite with 8 points?
IMO much more than informational leakage is the price you pay for 2NT down 1. This is why inviting from 1NT to red games is 38%, but inviting from 2NT needs only 33-34%. For white games its 45% and 40% respectively.

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