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Bud Hinckley
Bud Hinckley
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Member Since
June 30, 2010
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Member Type
Bridge Director
Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Regular Bridge Partners
Charles Clarke, Richard Mao, Howard Piltch
BBO Username
BudH
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
Charles Clarke - Bud Hinckley
2 over 1 of a major game forcing
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Richard Mao-Bud Hinckley-Howard Piltch
2 over 1 game forcing
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Tim DeLaney - Bud Hinckley
2 over 1 Game Forcing
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Vicki McIntire - Bud Hinckley
Standard American
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Richard Mao-Bud Hinckley
2 over 1 game forcing
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Richard Mao-Bud Hinckley Sep2016
2 over 1 game forcing
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Upgrades or not?
An interesting similar poll would be on how often you DOWNGRADE, for example, how often with 4333 shape you downgrade. (For me, it's probably about 20% of the time.)
Upgrades or not?
If holding a small doubleton (especially in a major), knowing notrump may well play better from partner's side of the table, the upgrade needs to be CLEAR. Still, some clear upgrades are what are being polled.
A ruling conundrum
So how long should West wait to fall within regulations? In ACBL play, if I asked the question and the answer wasn't a big surprise, in my opinion, pausing 5 to 7 seconds (something slightly less than my normal 8 or 9 seconds) should probably be the norm. If ...
Do you always use the stop card, even when the opponents are very unlikely to bid?
You can run a 5 table 8x3 Howell with two stationaries - unless 24 boards is not enough. For 6 tables, a 6x4 bye stand share/relay for a regular game is certainly an alternative. It costs a few masterpoints compared to a one winner movement, but it's not a ...
Do you always use the stop card, even when the opponents are very unlikely to bid?
Karen, let's assume a 7 table game. We can play a 7x4 Mitchell (where you are compared against only the 7 pairs in your direction - and yes, you will all hold the same cards as the other six pairs you are compared against) or we can play a 13x2 ...
Spawned by 'Weird Two-Bids'
Steve, that is one reason the charts are being re-written. Hopefully, into easily understandable language with no ambiguity (see recent threads on 4-card weak 2-bids!) and preferably with slightly less restrictions.
Becoming a life master
I think the majority of frequent Bridge Winner contributors and readers had at least a small chuckle reading that letter to the editor. My final gold points for LM came in the early 1990s (not "way back" as was the case for many that have already commented), and I think ...
Steve Moese's bidding problem: KQ4 KT73 54 KT73
Steve, with so many having chosen 2NT which presumably is NOT natural, perhaps a comment could be included that 2NT is a relay to 3 and a 2NT invitation must now bid 2.
Weird weak two bids
All calls are either natural or artificial. All calls are either conventional or non-conventional. But not all of the natural calls are non-conventional.
Bud Hinckley's bidding problem: 9652 AQ 8642 AJ5
I bid 3, invitational. Partner with a somewhat marginal hand bid 4. The contract depended solely on finding either 3-3 hearts or the A onside, approximately a 2/3 chance of the contract succeeding. It failed, and if it made I would have easily placed in a regional ...
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