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Mark Jones
Mark Jones
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 3, 2011
Last Seen
9 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning Club Championship 2nd Time I Played Duplicate
Bridge Accomplishments
Won 2018 IMP pairs, 2016 0-10,000 KO in Reno
Regular Bridge Partners
Doug Levene, Brooks McNeely, Jim Foster, Clay Hall
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Birmimgham, Al
Favorite Tournaments
Nationals, Gatlinburg
Favorite Conventions
Whatever helps me
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Rich Newell's bidding problem: AQ83 J2 KT AK942
Too good for 1NT.
Leonard Hall's bidding problem: QT43 JT96 AT92 K
I bid 2D in case partner has his eye on bigger things. I believe I’m worth a raise opposite a 4th seat opener. At IMPs I would just bid the game over 2 H.
Thomas Berg's bidding problem: AK7652 762 AQ 84
I do not consider 2H to be forcing. Raise to game anyway.
Should you duck Kx?
I remember the article. As I recall Rubens said declarer should always play for the doubleton ten. I’m going to have to dig that year out of storage to re-read it. My memory is not what it used to be.
Eric Leong's bidding problem: A6 AQ T75 JT8654
Assume you mean 2Dx.
But is bridge Fun?
It’s fun for me. Would not play otherwise. And humbling.
Jim Munday's lead problem: --- QT7653 KQ54 A52
Hope we beat this. Save has to be cheap.
Can you bid this slam?
A 2/1 in a 4 card, 9 high suit, is most unappetizing. One could treat the responding hand as a 3 card limit raise.
Ian Grant's lead problem: 3 A9 Q752 AJT653
I assume I was called in as a substitute after the auction.
Adjusted Master Points
I wonder how many ACBL members are aware that, at one time, you lost 1/2 your MP total each year. I believe this practice was discontinued during WWII.

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