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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.

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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How far do you have to go in "protecting" your opponents?
Yes, assuming from the poster's profile that this occurred in ACBL-land, the announcement was improper. I imagine it was improper in most other jurisdictions, too.
Pretend it is 1993 and you’re at a bridge club.
My memory is probably off, but in 1993: 2/1 was not quite as predominate in club games because more people played something similar to Yellow Card, more club players played strong club systems, either old-fashioned Precision or a "home brew," and there were still a few Goren players. Very ...
Henrik Johansson's bidding problem: KQ97 JT K3 KQJ53
There seem to be about 15 spades in this deck. Best to check the backs of the cards before passing.
Camille Cros's bidding problem: Tx x AQxxxx J9xx
In some alternate universe, N-S are making 3NT, 4 or 4 by E-W is down several, and Eric's long-suffering partner is watching Eric score +130 in diamonds.
It's your bid
I play equal level conversion in this situation.
Expected shapes?
I mostly agree with this, but I think opener has denied extra values. By inference, opener is 6-4. With extra values, I think that opener would bid the 4-card suit before rebidding the six-card suit. This treatment of 6-4 hands may be considered old-fashioned by some, but 2/1 game ...
Barry Buehler's bidding problem: AKT KQ986 742 A7
What Kieran is saying (and I was saying above) is that this is a question of system, not of bidding judgment. The backbone of a bidding is how to show various ranges of balanced hands, typically 12-14, 15-17, 18-19, etc. Here, you have 16 HCP, balanced, with 5 hearts. It ...
What was 6? Shouldn't show 1st round control? Why didn't North bid 7?
Jean-Luc Lachance's bidding problem: T9432 AKT7 QJT K
Silence from Eric. How strange. It would be more in character for him to explain in great detail why 1 is clear and only novices would consider 1.
Rohit Gupta's bidding problem: AQ5 A85 876 KQ97
A heart contract from by partner may be the only thing that makes.
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