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Buddy Hanby
Buddy Hanby
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Member Since
Nov. 25, 2010
Last Seen
June 9
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.

Country
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.
BBO Username
Buddy101
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
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IRS of NORWAY is on bridge pros!
I respectfully disagree with the statement that tax evaders in general or H & H in particular (if they are tax evaders) are "fundamentally bad and do enormous harm to society." H & H are one of the top pairs ever and very pleasant to play against, even when they're beating ...
Angels and demonstrations
I agree that 1NT openings should be treated as skip bids that entitle the next player to take some time without penalty so long as the player consistently does so. 1NT openings do "preempt" the entire one-level.
Forcing? ATB
My attempt to select both the fourth and fifth choices has been rejected.
Tomislav šAšEk's bidding problem: xx --- A9xxx AQ9xxx
I would have thought that 4NT was needed for a natural slam invitation, but the range of the 3NT overcall may be so ill-defined that an invitation is pointless.
STOP (to support Adam W, et al.)
David Yates writes "However, in the ACBL Codification, ChXII S3.5 states: 'The (stop card) warning should be used all the time. The tournament director may assess a procedural penalty (Law 90) for failure to comply.'” This taken is out of context. Sec. 3.1 reads: "Players should protect their ...
David Parsons's bidding problem: T7 965 9542 AK85
Yes.
David Parsons's bidding problem: T7 965 9542 AK85
My wife invented a gadget for this situation--3 shows 3-card support for either major. This has worked well for many years.
David Parsons's lead problem: T6 K95 K982 JT82
I raised to 3 after the 3 overcall. Am I still on lead?
James Huntington's bidding problem: Q5 K876532 A42 K
If you disagree both with the methods and the choice of call playing the methods, do you get to bid 7NT twice?
How would you rule: BIT problem.
I think the hesitation strongly suggests that South take SOME action other then pass. If a poll of whatever level of player South is shows that X is 100%, shouldn't 3 also be allowed? I can't see how the hesitation specifically suggests bidding diamonds. (By the way ...
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