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Bart Bramley
Bart Bramley
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Member Since
July 19, 2010
Last Seen
19 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 is a Life Master. Go Yankees!

Country
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
Bob Hamman, Judy Bramley
Favorite Tournaments
Any National
Favorite Conventions
Flannery, Step Responses, Rusinow
BBO Username
bbramley
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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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 ...
Fewest HCP for game bid and made?
In college I saw this one, with only N/S vulnerable: W N E S 1D P 1S P 3S P 4NT P 5H X 5S 6H X All Pass North: xxx AJxxx xxxx x South: x Kxxxxx -- Axxxxx The lead was a diamond. North was quaking as he put ...
Stansby is 2018 Sportsman of the Year
Echoing everything above. Lew and I were regular partners in recent years. I thought I already knew how to "behave" at the table, but Lew showed me several extra dimensions that I was never aware of before. He is the perfect exemplar of sportsmanship.
Frivolous Appeals
Back when ACBL Appeals Committees existed and I regularly served on them, I had a simple criterion for determining whether an appeal was "frivolous": Was it a complete waste of my time? Luckily, that question almost always had an easy answer.
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