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Mark Jones
Mark Jones
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 3, 2011
Last Seen
14 minutes 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
markj111
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Nickell vs. Lall - Last Board
A low heart at trick two isolates the heart threat.
Nickell vs. Lall - Last Board
Side note-this was one of two hands where one team bid a grand, and the other stopped in game.
Michelle Steiner's bidding problem: T83 T843 KJ82 82
Surely this one will be unanimous.
What on Earth is Going on?
If 5NT is not. GSF here, then you don’t play GSF.
Has bidding to the 8+ level ever been considered in bridge?
I heard stories of attempts to bid at the 8 level some 40 + years ago. Details are lost to, but I do remember that it was not allowed. As I remember the story, it involved some of the biggest names in Bridge.
What on Earth is Going on?
You are there, and I am not-and with good reason on both counts. That said, 5NT strikes me as a standout bid over 4H, or even 3H. Once you bid 4NT, you are left with a guess that you could have avoided.
Ian Rowlands's bidding problem: --- AQ AK643 AK8732
And if partner bids 6H you will?
Finesse or drop
Why did I not ruff a heart at trick Two?
Jim Ritts's bidding problem: QT93 A AKQJ65 84
So partners was willing to defend 6H until you said they could not make it. Strange.
Mark Jones's bidding problem: AT6 --- AKQ84 AKJ97
I ruffed the heart, cashed the ace of clubs, AK of D, and claimed down 1. I think opener was 5-5-3-0.
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