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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.

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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Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: Qx AJTx KJxx Kxx
I can't believe that jumping to 3 to show a maximum in a 12-14 range is necessary or particularly useful. It has certainly created ambiguity in this auction. Perhaps, a systemic change is in order?
How do you play the 2nd double?
My general agreement is that X of a suit partner has implied shows that suit except when both majors are remaining. I could probably be convinced that that this type of auction should be another exception. The problem is that I don't play often, and after too many exceptions ...
Merijn Groenenboom's bidding problem: 8642 8743 532 KQ
Partner's 3 bid surely must be based on a big spade fit. He could have jump Q-bid the first time or Q-bid the second time with a game force based on minor suit(s). 4 should show some values and confirm spades (you might have been forced ...
Jarek Langer's bidding problem: A5 A Q8532 JT973
Hopefully, this partnership has discussed the meaning of doubles after a 1NT response.
Bob Dean's bidding problem: 4 AKQ5 T53 KQ962
Yes, partner may have planned to play 1 X.
Robin Hillyard's bidding problem: --- Q9 T76542 95432
Even Matchpoint Madness has its limits!
Ron Smith's bidding problem: J9754 A KQT854 6
That's funny. My partners always have: S-- H xxxxxx D xx C KQTxx.
Phillip Vest's bidding problem: AK92 752 A9 9763
X if this is an old-fashioned 2. I think I'll stay out if inverted.
Mark Jones's bidding problem: QJ4 KQ 96542 832
Something's wrong here.
Martin Lindfors's lead problem: Q7652 974 632 Q5
2 or 6 as agreed. 3 only if I was unsuccessful in my strenuous effort to talk partner into some other agreement.
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