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Buddy Hanby
Buddy Hanby
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Basic Information

Member Since
Nov. 25, 2010
Last Seen
26 minutes 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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4NT Over a 4 Spade Pre-empt
Match points or IMPs?
Maybe, the "lesser" players should work on their games and try to out-bid and out-play the so-called sharks. That's the way things were done in the pre-1980, pre-flighting world. Nah, that wouldn't be politically correct. Let's rearrange the rules and give every pair its own flight! Everyone ...
Rate North's bidding
For many, a cue bid is a limit raise. Using 2NT as a raise is becoming increasingly popular. Those who have adopted this often play 2NT as a 4-card raise and the cue bid as a 3-card raise.
Steve Tyer's bidding problem: KQ96 A63 KQ53 T2
I thought this was a poll on cue-bidding style, but it seems that all the cue-bidders agree on style.
Orlando Team Schedule Revisions
Good question, I found the parking rates on the WBF site but can't seem to relocate them now. As I recall, it's about $25/day. At previous ACBL events, it's been possible to get your parking ticket stamped for a substantial reduction of the fee. I don ...
Orlando Team Schedule Revisions
Jan, Are you also the one who has the badges we're supposed to wear?
Sam Ehrlichman's bidding problem: T5 AT72 J6 AJ953
Seems more likely that the "flaw" is 4 spades.
how do you bid this hand?
Interesting, our experiments over the last 2-3 years with opening 1NT with 4-5-2-2 have been consistently quite good, albeit 12-14 NT.
how do you bid this hand?
"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds." Ralph Waldo Emerson
Steve Tyer's bidding problem: AK5 982 AKJ854 Q
"3 would be forcing?" Which time machine did you arrive in?
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