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Alan Frank
Alan Frank
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Member Since
Aug. 27, 2011
Last Seen
14 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
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ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
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I looked at the South hand first and thought it was obviously South's fault; I can see an overcall with 1=5=4=3 because partner might bury you in spades, but this hand should be able to handle anything; consider also how things will work when partner holds ...
What Leonard said
Rosenkranz type redouble
How do you play Snapdragon with two unbid suits?
Philly Slam Poll 1 of 3: ATB missed 6!S
After 2 2 2, partner is not necessarily 5-4--he could have hearts only or a balanced and. With a very strong 5-4 or 5-5, he may choose to ignore you and continue to show his shape. Or he might have a secondary fit, such as AKxx AKJxx ...
Rosenkranz type redouble
Ax or Kx is a Munson redouble, invented by Kitty Munson (now Cooper). She told me that if she has Hxx, she would rather raise and use bidding space.
Philly Slam Poll 2 of 3: ATB missed 6!D
One advantage of 4 is that you can see what partner does next. If it's 5, you've probably done enough. If he makes a return cue, it's probably time to bid the slam. OTOH, 4 preempts him if he lacks the club ace. and ...
Selection Problems
I don't think they were disqualified for using a sub. The issue is that, at least based on the statistics, the committee did not feel that they played well enough with their official lineup to deserve selection.
With 138 votes in, the mean is 7.11 ± .14.
You can't have a 19 count for a non-serious slam try. That would have made a serious cue bid.
It is a fairly strong hand with good controls, but even if 2 doesn't promise six, many hands with only five would not bid that. It would be good to know whether you would open 1NT with an extra queen, though it doesn't affect my vote--if you ...

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