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Buddy Hanby
Buddy Hanby
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Member Since
Nov. 25, 2010
Last Seen
3 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 and I were celebrating our 30th. We didn't play a card!
Favorite Conventions
12-14 NT. Oh, that's a "treatment." If it must be a "convention," splinters.
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
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Should we have taken the push?
Some used the stop card; others did not. Some paused when the stop card was used; others did not. The ACBL then spread a rumor (policy?) that players were supposed to pause after a jump whether the stop card was used or not. After that, things got really confusing . . . .
Leonard Helfgott's lead problem: KJTx KQx QJT JTx
Dangers come in many shapes and sizes. The danger of a diamond lead is setting up declarer's suit.
Daniel Gulyas's bidding problem: KQ84 QJ653 KJT4 ---
I think X would have been a better call than 2 with this ratty suit, but I guess there was a risk that partner would interpret this as just diamonds.
Indemnity insurance for bridge teachers
If California doesn't recognize a cause of action for bridge teacher malpractice, we can be fairly sure that no other jurisdiction does!
Does an "Attitude Signal" signal "what you want/don't want" or "what you have/don't have" (or something else?)
Rajeev: "With the jack in dummy quite a few declarers will figure they can hold up with Axx." Michael: "I think, barring beginners, that your statement is only correct if you remove the 'quite a'." Four or five months ago at the local club, there were THREE hands where my ...
You be the Comittee .
Should some % be assigned to the possibility of double finessing diamonds for +650?
Kursat Ozsahin's bidding problem: 654 A84 743 T974
I know that some have claimed that hesitations always show extra values, but I think this particular hesitation could either mean that 3 was a stretch or that partner considered bidding 4.
How would you have bid this better?
Even Goren recommended adding a point for having all four aces. Most authorities recommend adding a point either for a doubleton or for a five-card suit. Many authorities recommended adding a half-point for a ten. Some, e.g., Bergen, recommend adding a point for a suit containing 3 of the ...
2 does look like walking the dog, but 3 (which I think was declining a game try) is off the charts.
Which spot to E play on the 1st spade?
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