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Buddy Hanby
Buddy Hanby
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Member Since
Nov. 25, 2010
Last Seen
4 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.
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
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Max Schireson's bidding problem: A8432 96 7 AQT76
Does 2 show majors?
Jenish Shah's bidding problem: 8xxx 9xxx Ax QJx
I need just a bit more strength or shape to make a vulnerable responsive double at this level.
You open 1!S, next hand bids 2!H, partner doubles....
If forced to play str NT openings, I'm about where Jim Munday is. In real life, I've opened 1NT with the hands where 2NT gains and need the 2NT rebid to show a str NT.
Liam Milne's bidding problem: 86 754 9754 QJ82
I have a nagging feeling that 3NT is the winning contract but there's no sensible way to get there from here.
Max Schireson's bidding problem: A8432 96 7 AQT76
Bidding clubs first on this general type of hand is not necessarily a bad approach. I've seen some very fine players bid this way. If you overcall 1 and opponents bid to 3 or 4 of a red suit, you have to go to the next level to ...
ATB - High Level Decision
South's 4 bid is about as strange as any of the E-W bidding. Did North, perhaps, break tempo after 4? North does have a problem.
Jeff Sapire's bidding problem: AJ97 K KQ5 KJ764
A penalty double is a serious possibility on this hand, and mentioning support X would eliminate that possibility.
Jeff Sapire's bidding problem: AJ97 K KQ5 KJ764
Jeff, my comment wasn't concerned with whether support Xs apply to this particular situation. My question was whether they were now so universal that we were supposed to just assume that double would show 3 hearts even when the write up does not mention them.
Jim Olson's bidding problem: J8 AQ86 873 K764
Not necessarily, I believe that the methods advocated by Kit Woolsey in his Match points book call for pass and then X to show a balanced 10-12 with no fit.
Andy Caranicas's bidding problem: Q9874 A KQT74 32
There have been many attempts for a unanimous vote for a normal call or an actual abstain. An attempt for a unanimous surrogate abstain is new.
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