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Alan Frank
Alan Frank
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Member Since
Aug. 27, 2011
Last Seen
Dec. 3
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.

My pronouns are he / him / his.

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
Favorite Tournaments
Favorite Conventions
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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BridgeWinners Golden Raspberry Awards 2019
There was a hand in the Soloway earlier today (Tuesday): - QJx AJTxxxx QJx opposite AKQxxxx A 9x AKx. The best contract seems to be 6 (especially if declarer has the beer card), even aside from the inference of SDAM. At one table, the strong hand anticipated that spades would ...
Dealing with Fair Disclosure when a tad grey
I don't think South should pass 3NT once North has rebid diamonds. When partner makes a bid that you suspect is artificial, but you're not sure of the meaning, you should alert. If they ask, it might be a good idea to ask the director for further guidance.
Soloway Fantasy Brackets
Even aside from the glitch, registration was not open long enough for me to have a chance to take part. My favored team was upset, so I wasn't going anywhere anyhow. This has happened previously, though not as badly; perhaps this should be a team effort so that it ...
Open San Francisco Discussion Thread
For those who have not yet packed and departed for SF, the forecast is for temperatures in the 50's both day and night through Friday, with overnight lows in the low forties over the weekend. Bad news: lots of rain. Good news: TSA allows an umbrella in your carry-on.
Bakersfield club game
Good point about #3, but it's too late to roll back the auction. You can, however, assign a score based on what you think the result in 3 would have been. At most club games that I see, lack of a CC is not PP-worthy.
Soloway KO results (swiss qualifier)
69.12--KASLE (Donn, Tuczynski, Starkowski, Kwiecien, Chmurski) 63.38--SAELENSMINDE (Gillis, Autsberg, Rasmussen) 59.70--ZAGORIN (Bertheau, Rimstedt, Rimstedt, Diamond, Platnick) 58.52--LIU (Hung, Zuckerberg, Wilderman) 57.35--HILL (Dwyer, Huang, Bathurst, Lall) 56.85--LEVINE (Wold, Passell, Jacobus, De Wijs, Muller) 53.61--CROUCH (Cope, Erichsen, Helness) 53.31--PEPSI (Kalita, Nowosadzki, Brink, Drijver) 53 ...
ATB: -500 instead of +1010
I was kibbitzing during my last-round sitout. At my table, the auction went 1 2 2 (NFB) 4 4 P P (slow) P. I predicted correctly that +510 would be a good score (at the club) for N-S.
My Online NABC - Introduction and Day 1
On board 19, don't you do better by winning trick three in dummy, preserving the A as a reentry to hand after West ducks to the T?
ACBL Reorg Fails by One Vote.
Please note that my "like" is for Chris posting this information, not for the failure of the motion.
Apportion the blame - no play slam
Somebody *could have* had QJ tight.

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