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Bill Shutts
Bill Shutts
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 6, 2011
Last Seen
7 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.
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
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ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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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!
1S-2H;3H Now what?
One reason to introduce hearts is that hearts will often play for an extra trick if opener has a minor suit singleton. E.g., AQxxx AKx x xxxx facing KJx QJxxx Axx Ax. Responder can trust opener to know which strain to select based on his pattern
We're doomed
If trumps are stiff ace off side, leading low from hand, ten from hand, then crossing to finesse 9 wins. So leading low and crossing for the second lead if no ace on the first round, and taking the restricted choice finesse if LHO wins a quack, wins AQ, AJ ...
My question: should you have finessed diamonds and taken all the tricks :?
Is opening 2C with this hand an illegal psychic?
Thank you Ralph Hirschberg for gleefully gloating before the days of ZT. Talk about ungracious - except in American football that is.

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