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Adam Parrish
Adam Parrish
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 27, 2011
Last Seen
9 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Bridge player/teacher/writer and Bridge Winners admin. When not playing bridge I'm writing plays. Or more accurately procrastinating, telling myself I should be working on a play. I live on Cape Cod and am on the boards of EMBA (Unit 108), District 25, and New England Youth Bridge (

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Watching partner play 5C with an 8-4 trump split.
Bridge Accomplishments
A few top 10s, including 4th in Wernher Pairs with a frisky 14-year-old.
Regular Bridge Partners
No one who plays bridge can be considered "regular."
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Favorite Conventions
Exclusion (see above)
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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ACBL Tests Online NABC Event
Jeff, doesn't a local competitor at a sectional have an advantage over a stranger, knowing the skill and tendencies of the players in the room? Doesn't a long-term partnership have an advantage over a pickup partnership? Knowing your partner and opponents is part of the game. I don ...
ACBL Tests Online NABC Event
I'm always looking for ways to kill time at Nationals. I have roughly 5 hours in the morning and a ridiculously long dinner break to fill. Pretty sure I could fit in 24 boards with GIB.
The Worst Convention Ever
Wait, did we change to nominating best conventions?
Gazilli – What is it Good For?
Gazzilli solves standard bidding's biggest problem: the wide range of the 2Z rebid in the 1X-1Y; 2Z (non-Reverse) auction. In standard, the 2Z rebid has such a wide range (roughly 11-18) that responder is often faced with an impossible problem. Consider a hand like x Axxx KJxx xxxx. 1 ...
Kickback and 1430
John, I don't understand "harder than counting steps." I definitely agree that counting steps with Kickback is harder than remember 5 means 1/4. But I don't see how 1430 is intrinsically harder than 0314. I can see an argument that it's hard to change after ...
Kickback and 1430
Says hearts are trumps, so 4 is your Kickback asking bid. Let's compare a few auctions: 4 (Kickback)........4N 5 (King Ask) 4 (Kickback)........5 5 (King Ask) Whatever happens after the King Ask, having it 2 steps lower can't be bad ...
Kickback and 1430
Kickback and 1430 together isn't "utter nonsense." It matters much less when playing Kickback, but maximizing space by having your first step be the most frequent answer (which is the whole point of 1430) is always a good thing. And since 1430 is standard (at least for my generation ...
It's not possible to post new Article in the main forum
I think we've got it fixed
Has the site got an IT issue?
We are working on the issue. Our technical resources have been limited recently with Steve playing the Trials and now in his post-Trials euphoric coma.
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