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Bart Bramley
Bart Bramley
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 19, 2010
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Pro
about me

Grew up in Connecticut. Lived in Boston, Seattle, Chicago and now Dallas. Learned bridge from my father. My mother was a Life Master. Go Yankees!

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning 2002 BR Pairs w/Sidney Lazard
Bridge Accomplishments
Won 17 Nationals - 2nd in World Par Contest
Regular Bridge Partners
Kit Woolsey, Judy Bramley
Favorite Tournaments
Any National
Favorite Conventions
Flannery, Step Responses, Rusinow
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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Necessary Shift
West may have missed the killing defense, but he does have a perfect 13-card straight.
Nickell vs. Lall - Board 111 - 7!S
I'm relieved that our calculations of the relative merits of the two lines are now consistent, albeit not identical. I see that I erred by assuming that QJ would allow the suit to be set up with one ruff, which will affect my count of both lines. And my ...
Nickell vs. Lall - Board 111 - 7!S
Kurt: My math is different. I excluded deals with voids but included all other deals. I made the same assumptions about possible holdings from which the lead could be made (half of the time from J10 or J108, never from J103, even though I consider that last assumption doubtful). Line ...
Nickell vs. Lall - Board 111 - 7!S
I should have included the possibility of trying for queen-third of hearts. However, playing for it compromises some of the other chances, because it requires cashing AK before ruffing the first club. If either the Q or A is doubleton, then declarer must ruff an extra red card at the ...
Nickell vs. Lall - Last Board
I realize now that this squeeze is a variant of a guard squeeze. Imagine West with Jxx of clubs; it still works, because East can never throw a club. In many guard squeezes declarer cannot afford to cash a side winner early, lest he squeeze the opposite hand early, but ...
Board 24
Wooldridge did make four hearts, playing as described. I was an opponent. Inexperienced Vugraph operators made many errors throughout the early KO rounds.
RIP John Sutherlin
Devastating. A great player and a greater man. A true friend. The definition of strength in the face of adversity. Judy and I miss you dearly. Our thoughts are with Peggy.
Lots Going On
I agree with John. My defense seems to matter only when declarer is 6520. Partner is unlikely to have six hearts unless his trumps are strong enough to beat them, as long as I cash my two tricks. Thus, declarer has 4+ hearts and I must stop ruffs in dummy ...
Marginal Balance
Well done, Stefan. Still, it is better to challenge West in this way than to concede by allowing the defensive crossruff. I am constantly amazed by the numerous variations even in very small endings.
Marginal Balance
In the position on page 10 you risked the contract. If East ruffs the club jack you will go down. The ruff will be from a three-card holding (East is marked with three hearts and five diamonds already), which must be HJx. He will then lead a diamond for West ...

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