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Alan Frank
Alan Frank
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 27, 2011
Last Seen
2 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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Robin Hillyard's bidding problem: KQ QJT5 Q62 J975
If partner is looking for a grand, I'm not, so I will assume he is just trying to find the best slam. If he had four hearts, seven diamonds, or five clubs, he would have been more emphatic about strain, so he must be either 1=3=5=4 ...
USBF conditions of contest issue
Maybe I'm misunderstanding something about how the KO seeding works. I thought, from reading the COC, that at the conclusion of the RR, the KO is seeded based on seeding points, which are the some of various factors including PPs. So the question would seem to arise whether these ...
Robin Hillyard's bidding problem: KQ QJT5 Q62 J975
I would have bid 7 with that hand, considering that it has play opposite a balanced yarborough.
USBF conditions of contest issue
It can't hurt to be explicit, but I think it's fairly clear even now. It says, "PPs earned in a prior USBC will not count when determining byes to the Quarterfinal or Semifinal." If these PPs were not going to count elsewhere, it would say so: per the ...
Protection ?
With regard to "no weighted scores following a flagrant violation," suppose that N-S flagrantly violate and play in 4X. This is rolled back to E-W playing 4. The opening leader holds Axxxxxx - QJT QJT. Suppose that... * No minor suit has ever been bid * After the lead of A ...
Johan Karlsson's bidding problem: AQ7 --- K98 AKQJT96
Marshall, isn't that going to be +150, at least in the unlikely event that the opponents go quietly? Last time I was passed out in 1, it was a 3-3 fit, not 7-3.
Guess the swing!
Assuming West won the last trick with the 10, not the Jack?
Do YOU play any of the "Worst Conventions?"
I play Birthright and it would get messed up by a 2 double negative.
Do YOU play any of the "Worst Conventions?"
He might want to, but BW doesn't allow it, unless he wanted to have 64 poll options.
Non Pro Turkish Pair wins the European Champ Open Pairs!
Assael and Zorlu won the Blue Ribbons in 2001. Bart Bramley and Sidney Lazard were the winners in 2002.

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