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Buddy Hanby
Buddy Hanby
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Member Since
Nov. 25, 2010
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I live just north of Houston.  I practice law for a living (or used to, not so much anymore).  I have been married to Sally Wheeler for (well, a long time).  We have two (allegedly) adult offspring and two cats.  We enjoy bridge, hiking, and various board games.  I am a registered nerd who enjoys such strange things as Shakespeare and Beethoven.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
In a Spingold match against Kaplan-Kay, dummy held KTx of spades. My partner discarded the J from AJx. Kay led a spade toward dummy, announced the he wasn't born yesterday, and played the king. Everyone laughed. (We lost by a large margin).
Bridge Accomplishments
Many top 10s in NABCs.
Regular Bridge Partners
Sally Wheeler; Cindy Bernstein
Favorite Tournaments
2006 Fall Nationals in Hawaii; Sally & I were celebrating our 30th and didn't play a card!
Favorite Conventions
12-14 NT. Oh, that's a "treatment." If it must be a "convention," splinters.
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ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
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Heitor Paoli Barbosa's bidding problem: KJxxxx QJT9x J x
Playing precision you might have a balanced 13. It's not safe for them to bid.
Tomislav šAšEk's bidding problem: A83 KQ752 A52 Q6
3 is scary, but playing NT and missing a 5-3 heart fit with this type of stopper is scarier. Passing and losing a vulnerable game is scariest of all. I'm not sure what the doubler has in mind.
Trevor Morris's bidding problem: xxx AKx AJx QJxx
I agree, but it would be nice to know who South is. Some club players bid more or less at random.
Adrian Soucaliuc's bidding problem: K --- Q98432 AKQT62
It's been recommended to me several times. 4 means you REALLY want to play 5 of a minor and 4NT is more of a save type of hand, or the other way around. Or, there's some other difference between 4 and 4NT. I don't play ...
Wayne Burrows's bidding problem: K92 AJT73 65 K76
Are we supposed to assume that 2 would be a game force?
Buddy Hanby's bidding problem: AJ742 A82 A65 A8
"Why should I or anyone else condescend to go along with a system that is not as good as an alternative?" Many think that standard systems are "not as good as an alternative" strong club system. By your reasoning, they should abstain from most of the problems.
Thomas Berg's bidding problem: J8752 J643 6 AKQ
Pass. 11 HCP + a singleton is normally an opening. But, what an ugly hand! 9/11 of your high card strength is stuffed in a 3-card suit and unlikely to promote smaller cards into tricks. Stray jacks with no other honor in the same suit often prove to be worthless ...
Barry Plotkin's bidding problem: AK64 T9 QT4 T963
1NT, assuming my guess on majority American methods. I think there is a rather large minority that plays 1 forcing and promising only 4. This should be discussed with your partner.
Paul Hightower's bidding problem: K9643 QT852 6 J7
Undoubtedly true, but if partner picks a major at the 3-level, are you planning to raise? If not, will partner expect this?
Antonio Cocco's bidding problem: JT8542 8 K KT853
Opening 2 depends on your style and may lead to spectacular success or failure. I would have opened 2 25 years ago. I'm getting old and more conservative.
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