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Adam Parrish
Adam Parrish
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 27, 2011
Last Seen
11 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."
Favorite Tournaments
Favorite Conventions
Exclusion (see above)
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
Sorry, this user has no cards yet.
Meckstroth Elected to Hall of Fame
Talk about a no-brainer. Congrats, Jeff.
ACBL Table Count over Time
They keep adding tournaments, so total table count isn't really the right metric. Average table count per tournament seems better.
3 ways to support 1M opener in 2/1 auction
I also think the Splinter is much more useful than another way to raise the major.
As long as it's bridge-related, we're happy to have the discussion here.
The 2017 Laws of Duplicate Bridge are around the corner
One law change that could help speed things up: remove the expectation of counting one's cards at the start of a hand and any penalties for not counting. If there aren't 13 cards, that's the responsibility of the person who last played it and they should be ...
Ben Kompa Named Churchill Scholar
Congrats, Ben!
What are your agreements?
I would keep a "systems on" approach. 2NT shows a positional spade stopper that wants to declare whatever contract you get to; opener now can use Stayman, Transfers, whatever. Since there's only one major in play, after Stayman you could define 3 and/or 3N as showing 5 ...
Becoming a Bridge Player
Here's a pretty comprehensive glossary:
Show or ask?
Unfortunately it's the sort of bid partner and I were both so sure had a "standard" meaning we had never bothered discussing it. Of course our understanding of "standard" was different.

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