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Buddy Hanby
Buddy Hanby
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Member Since
Nov. 25, 2010
Last Seen
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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.

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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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Leo Lasota's bidding problem: JT98 AJ42 KQ A73
2 is actually less ambiguous than a "standard" raise to 2. It's 14-17 "support points." Depending on high light you open and what you require for a 3 bid, a "standard raise" is about 12-16 "support points."
Steve Bell's bidding problem: KQxxx Txxxx x xx
Either X or 3 should ask for partner's major. If you don't know which, it seems that you may have adopted this convention too hastily.
Why I suck at matchpoints
No sleep on the couch option?
A Simple (I think!) Question
If playing standard, count is not an option?
Jim Perkins's bidding problem: --- K2 AKQJ6 AQT743
I'm bidding 3 regardless, but it would be nice to know our methods of responding to a reverse. To some, 3 is forcing and forward going; to others it's non-forcing.
Zoran Zoric's bidding problem: QJ764 A9 A8 T632
I agree with those who would have opened 1. I've long played 3 as preemptive. Six spades to the K and nothing else would be typical. I'm not sure whether 2, followed by 2 by a passed hand is forcing, and I'm worried ...
Club level ruling . what do you think?
"E/W were damaged due to the error by South." Interesting theory. So if I err by failing to find the percentage line of play but my inferior line happens to work while the correct line fails, opponents get an adjustment?
Kevin O'Dea's bidding problem: 52 AK652 A96 K65
I'm not sure what partner is doing, but he's certainly at least inviting slam. I think 5NT accepts the invitation. He should then reveal the mystery of what strain we're playing in. By the way, I would have bid 3 last round.
Club level ruling . what do you think?
Looks like the old fashioned short club. This used to be the norm in kitchen table play. There are no alerts in kitchen table play. No adjustment.
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: 983 AJ974 765 T6
It would not surprise me if 2 was the winning action, but -100 with a lot of -90s around the room seems more likely.
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