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Leonard Helfgott
Leonard Helfgott
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 20, 2015
Last Seen
12 hours 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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David Parsons's bidding problem: K6 KJ8652 Q4 J85
I think you are saying that in second seat this is a stylistic matter between a 1H and 2H overcall, but once partner is a passed hand you may as well “get your hand off your chest” in one shot, and just bid 2H, then subside. IMO a good general ...
Leonard Helfgott's lead problem: Q963 KT82 Q4 K98
I’m not sure whether BW uses 4Th best or 3Rd and low, so to me S6 and S3 are equivalent.
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: A872 QJ95 J62 A4
Craig: Great call. Opener’s actual hand was KQJxx Kx Kxx xxx. Despite the good spades, an aceless 5332 12 count doesnt seem an acceptance. And while 4S isnt cold due to the diamond suit, just about everyone made it.
How to bid 6!H (or 7!H if you like)
Wow. Danielson!! I know someone who used to play that with Bob, Ill ask him!
How to bid 6!H (or 7!H if you like)
While I play Kokish I am far from expert on the convention. However, it was my understanding that after 12C-2D-2H- which “forces” 2S so opener can either rebid 2NT (25+, gf) or show hearts or hearts and another, responder can override the 2S “puppet” and bid a very long suit ...
ATB - Just another missed slam
Agree 100%.
ATB - Just another missed slam
Yes, 3H is a nice touch if you are not bidding 5D immediately.
ATB - Just another missed slam
What about 5D immediately. Why torture partner with 4D? Also 1D then 5D should show something outside of diamonds while 5D immed.Does not. Do you plan to let opponents or partner play in anything but diamonds?Then an obvious raise with 7 controls. If partner opened 4H red vs ...
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: AQ2 8 K86 AKQ974
The problem is that many would assume this would show 2-3 in suit, not small stiff, and might jump to game on an indifferent or even weak 6-bagger, relying on an 8 card fit.
Alex Perlin Wins Second BBO Robot Championship
Congrats Alex. For those of you who have never met Alex, in addition to being a bona fide genius he is the sweetest, kindest and most helpful person you will ever meet. (Hope I didnt embarrass you Alex!)

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