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Bob Heitzman
Bob Heitzman
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Basic Information

Member Since
Sept. 17, 2010
Last Seen
29 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Actuary; avid interests in bidding theory and professional basketball; teaching the games to 5 grandsons, now ages 5-11.

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
A sectional swiss ten+ years ago where my team tied for first with a team that included several world class players; my partner was my daughter, Carla, and my teammates were my wife, Helen and our friend Alex Perlin.
Bridge Accomplishments
100+ sectional and regional wins; 2 seconds in NABC+ events
Regular Bridge Partners
Alex Perlin, James Sundstrom, Mike Prahin, Alex Allen, Jeff Morgan
Member of Bridge Club(s)
(the original) Cavendish in NYC
Favorite Tournaments
Nationals; my favorite site is Wash DC; second favorite is New Orleans except the food is too good to play bridge well
Favorite Conventions
Drury Doubles; Ultra Hi Def
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
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Kerry Kappell's bidding problem: AT JT93 K63 AK32
While it is true that double may create a problem if third seat opened light, good lho's will still double with a maximal passed hand, trusting third seat to scramble with a light opener. Even if they don't, going down in hundreds is no bargain. Partner is short ...
Zelig Rubenstein's bidding problem: A7 AQ8 7 AKQ9873
This is a case that illustrates the futility of the so-called second negative after a 2 opening. 3 over 3 should just be a waiting bid, allowing 3M to show 5+. I too would open 2, but given that I didn't, 2 seems like ...
Paul Lewis's bidding problem: AJ62 Q75 AK863 J
I do play elc, and I think it might apply here. (Actually, I prefer to play it only when partner is a passed hand.) However, I think 2 is the better choice. I hope we play "active" cue-bids. If so, we won't miss a spade game and 2 ...
A thought much would it be worth to see dummy before the lead?
I think it would help tremendously on many deals. On others it wouldn't help at all--e.g., hands we declare. Sure there would be a few where seeing the dummy would lead you astray, just like it's true that preempts only work sometimes. I'm not going to ...
Liam Milne's bidding problem: 3 A65 A753 AKT76
Matchpoints and the stiff steer me towards going low with either 1N or 2. Reverse the red suits and 2 would be in order but 1-1M-2 is too amorphous. As between 1N and 2, the former smacks a little of masterminding, although it could ...
Jeff Miller's bidding problem: J A985432 AQ2 T3
2 seems forced. The question is, what next? I think that depends on methods. If 3 is a splinter, case closed, but I for one usually don't play it that way. Personally I'd opt for 3, hoping partner doesn't hang me when he has ...
Memphis NABC+ Appeals Cases
4 cases in 10 days? Amazing!
Mikael Rimstedt's bidding problem: T5 A9765 AJ T986
I have no idea... I would have bid 2 a round earlier.
Christina Syrakopoulou's bidding problem: AQJT87 AKJ T8 A4
If you're playing with a good partner, it's very unlikely he will pass with a hand that will cover 2 of your 5 losers. In the meantime, all sorts of bad things can happen if you double that prevent you from showing the main feature of your hand--spades--at ...
Richard Fleet's bidding problem: AKQ 753 T7653 86
It is much less likely that lefty will be declarer, a spade lead is required, and partner would not find one without help than that we have to compete over 1 to achieve par. Give me a red suit doubleton and three small clubs and I'd pass. Put ...

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