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Bob Heitzman
Bob Heitzman
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Basic Information

Member Since
Sept. 17, 2010
Last Seen
4 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Consulting Actuary; married almost 40 years to Helen Raleigh; 3 daughters, Carla, Emma and Willow Star (all bridge players) and 5 grandsons: Isaac, Raleigh, Noah, Robert, and James.

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
A sectional swiss teams five to ten years ago in which my team tied for first with a team that included, among some other great players, John Kranyak; my team was myself and my daughter Carla, who had about 100 masterpoints at the time, with my wife Helen Raleigh at the other table playing with Alex Perlin
Bridge Accomplishments
100+ sectional and regional wins; 2 seconds in NABC+ events
Regular Bridge Partners
Helen Raleigh, Alex Allen
Member of Bridge Club(s)
(the original) Cavendish in NYC
Favorite Tournaments
Nationals in Wash DC or New Orleans
Favorite Conventions
Hyper-Extended Drury
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
1!S-2!H=GF; 1M-2m=GF or 3-cd lr w 3+ in m; 1!D-2!C: force to 2N or 3!C
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Hanoi Rondón's bidding problem: A54 K932 AKT832 ---
I don't particularly like either 4 or 4, but in standard bidding these are the only choices. 4 is marginally better because it leaves room for a last train 4. With my favorite partners, I would start with 2, a transfer to 2N, then ...
Rae Murbach's bidding problem: AKT8642 K52 A KJ
I'd want to know what my 13th card is before deciding, but I think passing 1 is the right move. No aces or kings. Responding on drek like this leads to speeding tickets.
Steve Weinstein's bidding problem: Axx K987 T98 Qxx
I guess if I passed, partner would also pass and we'd go plus instead of minus? Perhaps the key is my diamond holding. The problem, as everyone points out, is how to show my values if partner reopens with double. But that is only an issue if we have ...
Tomislav šAšEk's bidding problem: --- K874 K962 AKJ95
If partner overcalled 2 natural, what would I do? I think I would sit until they doubled. We rarely have a game when they open 1N, and the indications so far are that this deal is a huge misfit, so this doesn't rate to be one of the ...
Mike Giesler's bidding problem: A4 Q976 A762 KQ3
The hand is vary prime. I certainly can't drive to slam, but I think I should cooperate. I am glad I'm not playing kickback because then partner couldn't use blackwood after my spade cue.
Richard Fleet's bidding problem: KQ743 T 642 AKT7
I once had a similar auction where partner cue-bid then bid 4N, when he could have been 4N directly, which would have been clearly RKC. So I assumed this belated 4N was quantitative (it was matchpoints) and passed. We had no stopper and were in a terrible contract. Unfortunately ...
Double is?
My notes say "responsive trumps penalty".
Brad Craig's bidding problem: Q65 AQT75 4 QT95
"Let's be honest: 2 is a dangerous call. It might get jacked up, it might cause partner to misjudge." Yes, it could go for a number but that would be surprising. Opponents are usually not so eager to double 2M because the risk-reward profile is so unfavorable. As ...
Jon Green's bidding problem: 9875 9654 --- AK962
Depends on the opponents. At imp pairs, my usual philosophy is to invite aggressively and accept aggressively.
Jon Green's bidding problem: 9875 9654 --- AK962
To me it depends on whether it was truly imp pairs or just some random online game that happens to use imp scoring rather than matchpoints. In the latter case, the players are typically thinking of it as a team game, and just trying to score more imps than their ...

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