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Bill Shutts
Bill Shutts
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 6, 2011
Last Seen
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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.
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
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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1!H-1N; 2!H-2!S
Improving the partial (both minors) seems a dubious choice; it has not been a winner for me over the years. I have never favored including game forcing auctions in 1NT, but Kai-Ching's method could prove to be dyn-o-mite!
ATB - Wrong Spot
David, au contraire re pen dbls and LSD. I vividly remember an acid trip in 1971 where my acid brothers agreed to experiment with competitive dbls (whilst playing something like curls with buckeyes). Bless you Tim Leary for freeing my mind.
A suicidal transfer break
Perhaps East should have bid 5 v. 5. It would not occur to me to break the transfer with a collection of quacks and low ODR. Why would I expect opponents to wake up after no one has inclined to enter yet? Why would I want to trade ...
Michael Crawford's bidding problem: T63 AK76 K9 A865
I would be much more inclined to play 3NT at IMPs. I think at IMPs it is percentage or very close to pass (definitely percentage if partner can be expected to hold bits and pieces vs. just balanced shape for 3NT). But I guess at matchpoints the prospect of a ...
Michael Crawford's bidding problem: T63 AK76 K9 A865
I agree, but it is trivial to construct KQJxx xxx Ax JTx where the prime cards and partner's 5=3=2=3 are perfect for 3NT.
BW 2/1: Responder's Fourth Suit Bid
Who are you and what have you done with Marshall?
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: QJ43 KQJ53 3 QT5
I like to play 3NT is a good heart splinter and 4 is a good preemptive raise. I.e., this hand almost is bad enough for 4. Similarly 1 - 3NT is a diamond splinter. Thus, if I do have a good splinter it gives partner room to ...
But only by a few seconds from when I read John's comment. Beside he is 8 hours ahead of me, so I should get a handicap.
Drat, that David Burn beat me to it again.
Having played for high stakes against sharpies who have revoked, I believe that facing all hands for a claim is a reasonable requirement. "Now that I see who has the Q, I will finesse you for it" is Eddie Kantar's joke.

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