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Bridge Winners Profile for Bill Hall

Bill Hall
Bill Hall
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 9, 2011
Last Seen
June 5
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me
I do physics and math, these days as a semi-retired consultant. I started bridge at college (1954) and never had the sense to stop. Same with sf and fantasy, which I started reading in 1944. Yes, I am that old.

Bridge Information

Regular Bridge Partners
Jim Munday, Ron Westwood
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Thousand Oaks, CA
Favorite Tournaments
Spring and Summer Nationals
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Jim Munday's bidding problem: Kxx QT9x x Qxxxx
Pass. It's likely that both 3-level contracts fail, or that 3 is down two. Sounds like the doubler is balanced with 3 or 4 , and opener holds 3 or 4 , while we hold about half the deck in high cards. Despite their probable 8-card fit, I ...
Neill Currie's bidding problem: JTx AJx AKQ874 x
1N. We will probably set 1, but partner is likely to hold a 5-card major in which we can make a part score. If not, +90 is still better than +50.
John Vega's bidding problem: J854 --- K872 AT762
If 3 asks partner to upgrade club cards, that's my bid. If he counters with 3, I'm signing off.
Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: 987 Q7643 T4 642
Pass. Partner only asked for the lead; he did not have a 2H overcall, or he would have made one. He did not even show 4+ hearts. The opponents may have no fit and no making game, despite their alleged 24 HCP. While your side could well be limited to ...
The History of History (Part 1)
"It was necessary to destroy the game in order to save it...from cheats." Will that be the obituary for bridge? Every new regulation and procedure detracts from enjoyment of the original game, which was designed as a social pastime. Now we play behind screens and with videotaping of our ...
Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: AJ72 743 82 QT52
In this pre-balance position, it reasonably likely that partner holds a chunky 5-4 in the minors, while opener is bidding on hope. 5 could be an expensive phantom, even if opener has his bid. You hold close to two tricks on defense. In the juniors, it may be true ...
Joel Wooldridge's bidding problem: 8 Q965 KT9xx 875
3N is the only call that might escape disaster. When it is doubled, running to 4 should warn partner to beware. Whereas a direct 4 will often end in 5X.
Food for Thought
I can see several possibilities stemming from the answer to that question. If forcing, the pass might be used to suggest that either a) I have no defensive trick or b) I am inviting 7 with first-round club control or c) I am inviting 7 with substantial extras ...
Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: JT53 AKJ97 94 A9
Long ago, 2 was played as takeout and double was penalty. Alas, no more!
A Lesson in San Diego
Wrong again. While the club continuation works on the existing lie of the cards, it gives up to 4-3 spades where both the K and A are offside. That's about 1/4 of the 4-3s. However, by picking up half of the 5-2s, I think it comes out ahead.

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