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Bob Heitzman
Bob Heitzman
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Basic Information

Member Since
Sept. 17, 2010
Last Seen
Nov. 20
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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Jacob Freeman's bidding problem: QJx Axxx xxx Axx
Depends on who my partner is. If it's GIB or a human functional equivalent, 1 because if I open 1 GIB will raise or use drury with 3-card support. With an enlightened partner, who will respond 1N with 3-card support unless he has side shortness, 1 ...
New suit forcing after overcall or not?
I play it as forcing and possibly as few as 4 cards. I think this is very important. I also play that new suits at the 2-level are forcing--e.g., (1)-1-(p)-2--but I don't think this is as important. The reason it is important ...
Phil Clayton's bidding problem: JTxx A Jxxx ATxx
I'm not crazy about the takeout double but to me its not a big deal. I wouldn't pass with your partner's hand. With your hand I would double 1N in case partner has a real hand and then pass 3 in case he doesn't. The ...
RIP Ken Cohen
Kenny was someone I always loved and loved to play against--not because I rated to do well but for the entertainment value. His banishment from our site was a tragedy because his politically incorrect comments had the ring of truth and always spiced up the discussion. I believe he was ...
Russell Samuel's bidding problem: A8x JT98xx AK9 x
2 conveys more info about my hand than 2 and is more likely to turn partner on if we have a game. I might choose 2 at mps.
Mark Jones's bidding problem: J QJ876 76 A9642
I don't cue-bid shortness controls in partner's suit, I already implied the club A, I am too good to pass. 5 seems obvious.
Ok. A stupid question on a Wednesday evening.
The lady was on lead against 7N holding an A! She didn't lead her ace! When declarer led through her ace to the king in dummy she ducked! Net result: -2. Her bidding wasn't so great but her defense was.
Gonzalo Goded's bidding problem: AQJ74 AK9 T9 A53
If they stop right here I'm happy. Wouldn't surprise me if they bid more especially if the response was light with short spades.
Wrik Chakraborty's bidding problem: AQxxxx Qxx xxx x
I'm not sure I understand your system but you seem to have a call (3) that describes your hand extremely well. I think it would be crazy not to use it.
Gonzalo Goded's bidding problem: AQJ74 AK9 T9 A53
To me this is an obvious 1 call the first time, even though it now appears I did the right thing (and should now pass). The odds are really high that partner is broke and the deal is a misfit. Let's see how high they get on their ...

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