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Alan Frank
Alan Frank
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 27, 2011
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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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Exclusion Blackwood at 5 level
Did something happen to this article? All I see is the picture.
I give 130% to North and -30% to South, who overbid.
Max Schireson's bidding problem: QT AJT9xxx QJTx ---
This hand looks like a preempt and has fewer HCP than I believe in opening with (especially vulnerable), so I preempt. Only 3; at any other vulnerability, I'd bid 4.
Declaring 5!s
Which increases the chances that he has Qxx.
Systems with no forcing opening bid or with all 1-level openings forcing
I briefly played a standard 2/1 system at MP with no strong forcing opening and 2 as weak. We thought that responder should be slightly more apt to bid on borderline hands and that opener could bid 2NT on somewhat stronger or offshape hands. We didn't play ...
Which Slam?
Am I the only one who thinks 3NT is an underbid with the North hand?
Common Leb mishap
Without an alert process, the opponents probably would have asked anyway and we'd be in the same position.
Karen Walker's bidding problem: KQ4 KJ74 Q75 953
I went with 2, attempting to follow Kit's principle that it's not as bad to lie a bit about your strength than about your shape.
Open Memphis Discussion Thread
According to, the Vandy will be on VuGraph from Tuesday to Sunday. No other events at this NABC are on the schedule.
Open Memphis Discussion Thread
"Stuck inside of Mobile" and "City of New Orleans" come to mind.

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