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Alan Frank
Alan Frank
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Member Since
Aug. 27, 2011
Last Seen
44 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Depending on where one puts the line between expert and intermediate, I'm on one side or the other.  I've played twice on the last day of an NABC+ event.  With two kids and a full-time job developing software, I don't get to play as much as I'd like.  I'm interested in theory, laws, & tournament organization; I've been involved in rulemaking for chess and Scrabble in the past.

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Criss-cross overtaking trump squeeze
Bridge Accomplishments
Overalls in Fall '09 NABC+ Swiss, 7th in '14 Fall 10K Swiss
Regular Bridge Partners
Stephanie Hamilton, Eric Schwartz
Favorite Tournaments
NABC
Favorite Conventions
Fairport
BBO Username
af1211
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
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A Shower Hand - Don't Give Up!
I would unblock the 8, and assuming that East follows, win the ace, play AK, return to the 7, and cash my last trump, pitching a club from the board and squeezing West, who started with T9x Qxxx Qx QJxx.
A Shower Hand - Don't Give Up!
I'd bid 3 at IMPs and 2 at MPs.
An unofficial poll on the double-blitz rule
What do you think should happen in a soccer match with both teams shooting on the same goal?
The problem with polling
You hold AKxxx x AJxx AKx. The auction goes 1 (P) P (2) X (P) 2 after a hesitation and this hand takes another call. The director should ask about all three calls. This will both disguise where the actual problem is and help to determine whether ...
Which Way
How do you find out whether opener has a five-card major, if you care?
Smells like teen spirit
Wouldn't he have bid 3 with that shape?
Larry Calling
Google agrees with me that the standard version of this joke is banana, not apple.
NMF-Assess The Blame
I agree with Dave in terms of what's a good agreement, but not what should have been bid here, lacking a clear agreement.
Sophomore Blues
When I have "a good result after poor play" I try to tell myself that maybe it wasn't really poor, I was playing well (as seen by the results) and therefore more aware of my errors.
NMF-Assess The Blame
Looks to me that 3NT is a better contract, requiring either 4-4 clubs, one hand holding both honors, or a non-club lead; while 4 requires 3-3 diamonds (or some other lucky layouts), RHO holding AK, or the opponents twice failing to lead trump. 4 requires hearts no worse ...
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