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Leonard Helfgott
Leonard Helfgott
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Member Since
Aug. 20, 2015
Last Seen
an hour ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
Country
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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ATB - Who applies The Law
Strict mechanical rules remiove judgment
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: KQT9832 32 32 32
Yes, we had not discussed it and both of us would likely have taken it as a splinter.
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: KQT9832 32 32 32
Yes but Gambling 3nT would be a solid minor with no side A ir K, like x xxx AKQJxxx xx.
Going for the Overtrick at Matchpoints
Thank you all for your comments. Actual results don’t mean that much but FYI the board was played 9 times woth an 8 top. 4 pairs played in 4H, 1 making (420) and 3 down (-100). One played in 4NT down 1. 4 pairs played in 3NT—-3 pairs ...
Unfortunate Result
Agreed. All the C players make this bid ans unfortunately get away with it 35-40% of the time.
Going for the Overtrick at Matchpoints
Jacoby with 3 trumps? Not ideal. 2C with only 3 clubs and 4S is not iseal and common in this area. Don’t see why you prefer these to bidding a 4 card spade suit. Your point about raising with weak hands is obvious, and 1NT if 100% forcing makes ...
Going for the Overtrick at Matchpoints
I dont know of any standard game forcing raises with only 3 trumps, so 1S seems normal. What would you suggest after partner’s 2C? A 4Th suit 2D? Then if partner jumps to 3NT decide to pass or bid 4H? Partner has shown 2 suits (which he doesnt have ...
Going for the Overtrick at Matchpoints
Given that 1H-1S-2C-3H is invit., not forcing, what natural auction would you suggest?
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: K9xx xx xx AQ9xx
Yes. South passed
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: K9xx xx xx AQ9xx
Ben: If you did not have the agreement to split spade invites into these two camps (3S=5, 2N/3S=4), what would you prefer, 2S, 3S, 3C?, other?
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