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Bill Shutts
Bill Shutts
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Member Since
Aug. 6, 2011
Last Seen
9 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me
Chicago and $IMP addict from the '70s in Kansas City and '80s in San Diego. Currently disguised as a systems/software engineer and data maven supporting the USMC and USAF V-22 Osprey Communities. Proud to be the human of Wolfie Amadeus Muttzart AKA Count Barkula (pictured), philosopher - "I bark therefore I am" - and pom in the butt. My philosophy is a good pun is *not* as satisfying as an entry shifting squeeze.
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United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing vs. Kaplan-Kay in Spingold
Bridge Accomplishments
Few and Far Between
Regular Bridge Partners
None at Present
BBO Username
OldPalooka
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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Play 6NT
Almost impossible is a huge overbid. Win the Q, unblock Q, come to the K, cash the A throwing a heart from dummy leaving AK7 ... 8 5 ..... K9 7 ..... -- 8 ..... QJ5 I think you are a strong favorite to pick the winning squeeze and there are significant beer chances.
Play 6NT
I like winning the first heart, testing a high club, and assuming clubs are not 5-0 returning a heart intending to finesse/duck. North may guess to duck from QJTxx. On a really good day you might switch horses to guess the 87 doubleton with South. If clubs break 5-0 ...
Jack Spear's bidding problem: AJT92 2 KJ832 T2
Pass 13+ K&R? But since I took over from a conservative rabbit, I accept the transfer. I used to kvetch when the opps got good results from this apparently unsound action, later I decided to join them. One always wonders whether this will be the first time I am ...
Yet another ATB
Sheesh! How often do *both* doubletons in a 4225 cover a loser? What percentage would you expect West's collection to cover 4 losers? Rarely IMHO. If your methods included a constructive raise would you not make it on KTxx Axx Jx Qxxx? Although I would expect East to bid ...
Trump guess?
Oops, dyslexic!
A technical look at the recent (obscure) rule problem
With no dog in the fight I have been highly critical of ER24 and ER25 since games.rec.bridge days. The hand that started my tirade: AJT9x AJTx AT9x, which is an illegal forcing 1. Under your proposal, it would still be an illegal forcing 1 for the ...
Critique this bidding, please.
Perhaps neither splinter nor fit jump is best. When I put the question, I thought that it should be analogous to an 'impossible 2' had the opening bid been 1. Restricting it further seems to be losing much of the utility of a forcing raise below 3NT. Michael ...
Critique this bidding, please.
What is P-1;1NT-2;3? Must be a forcing club raise as a passed hand, else a 2 response n'est-ce-pas?
Is South's pass of 6H forcing?
Not forcing in the sense that it is obviously our hand and South invites slam, but it is an obvious 'dbl or save/make' situation so North would be expected to act knowing South did not have a reasonably clear dbl. I think this is Mike Cassel's reason for ...
The History of Restricted Choice
Frank Vine!
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