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Alan Frank
Alan Frank
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 27, 2011
Last Seen
May 24
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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2019 USBC Semifinals Set
@Oren: He got your first name right.
Double of Their Strong NT Opening
I have been hearing increasingly of people who play penalty doubles of third-seat green "strong" NT openings.
Is Puppet Stayman on over 2C-2D-2NT?
I think that the stronger the 2NT bid, the more important it is to play puppet; the more points you have, the less likely you are to have a weak side suit, and so the less painful it is to suppress a five-card major or six-card minor. I would not ...
Is Puppet Stayman on over 2C-2D-2NT?
Score adjustment against/ No score adjustment for my partnership?
I might caution South about proper procedure, but I don't believe it was done with the intention to mislead, nor should it have misled the declarer, so no adjustment.
Lightner not alerted - adjust?
The only Hungarian regulation I know is that pass-outs are redealt as goulash. :-)
Think globally, act locally?
@Buddy: If you hesitate with a singleton because you were daydreaming, I think that in practice, it mitigates the potential MI if you say "no problem." I don't believe that the Laws, however, allow you to undo your infraction in that way. @Ed: I didn't know the Moties ...
Poll Regarding Drop-Ins from Soloway to Blues
This would be dropping in too late. There are also plenty of side games available if you're not allowed into the Gold Rush.
Bridge Bots
I disagree. Matt Ginsburg was doing state of the art work 25 years ago. The problem is the lack of progress since then.
Bridge Bots
Thanks. Does it pay any attention to partner's signals, or does it do this solely as a benefit to declarer?

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