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Alan Frank
Alan Frank
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 27, 2011
Last Seen
11 hours 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.

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
Favorite Conventions
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
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Stolen Cue
"Or steal my daddy's cue and make a living out of playing pool."
Something unusual ...
Once, quite a while ago, I had a good 0=6=6=1 and doubled after 1 (1NT). We survived, but afterward everyone agreed that I should have bid 2NT. 1NT was not necessarily down all that much, especially if I lead the wrong red suit, and the opponents ...
European Champs - entry (commitment, and photos)
How would they feel about "no trump" attire? What about a shirt with a picture of the Statue of Liberty or the text of the U.S. constitution?
Reporting your team's renege
Does anyone feel differently if there is a claim? For example, playing 4, declarer loses a couple of side tricks, then plays trump with AKxxx opposite xxxx. You revoke on the second trump and declarer says, "My hand is high (which it is), you get your top trump whenever."
How to play trumps ?
The opponents are forcing to game with only 24 points, so it's more likely that West's singleton is a small one. Not much more likely, but you need something.
How to play trumps ?
West should have no trouble ducking when he knows you have an entry to the board to take a finesse.
USBC Seniors Round Robin - Last Two Matches Sequestered
Results at VuGraph at 4pm CDT. (Edit to correct TZ confusion.)
Responses to Drury
One partner and I are trying P 1M 2* 2* as asking for trump length, with opener able to make a more specific game try after hearing the response (or he can make a try without this ask). This allows P 1M 2 to be natural without ...
What is going on?
That hand is too strong for 3, as it is a favorite for 5 opposite nothing and can make 7 opposite a balanced yarborough with four spades.
What is going on?
I'm told you can only edit within 24 hours.

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