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Buddy Hanby
Buddy Hanby
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Member Since
Nov. 25, 2010
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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.

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 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
Buddy101
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
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Should The Pass be Disallowed after the Pause
No, in the real world, this 4NT is not Blackwood. However, this was a club game. We all know of clubs where ALL 4NT bids are Blackwood.
Should The Pass be Disallowed after the Pause
A slow 5NT means that it's a sign off? I, for one, don't recall many in tempo 5NTs, asking about kings. When inviting a grand slam, players often think it over, and I can't see how a break in tempo suggests anything. The director's ruling appears ...
Is this X takeout or penalty?
Unless I'm being dyslexic (as usual), you are on lead.
Is this X takeout or penalty?
T/O of spades, but often passed. The player making the X should realize that partner's only suit is likely to be spades. The line between T/O and penalty seems very narrow in this case.
Is this X takeout or penalty?
Gorden, You've got opponent's playing 1NT with a 9-card spade fit.
Taking Advantage of UI?
I'm having a hard time figuring out how "two places to play" demonstrably suggests bidding 5.
A "strong" 2C ruling in SB's favour
"An irrational law should not be enforced (or, at least, not too strictly)." Opinion of Sir Edward Coke in Bonham's Case (1610) (very loose paraphrase).
Prahalad Rajkumar's bidding problem: KT JT72 AJ9652 6
Diversification is usually recommended.
Is this 2!c bid forcing?
NF constructive is the norm in USA, but as others have pointed out, various conventions are also popular. I was under the impression based on previous BW discussions that forcing was the norm in Europe. Now, Richard Fleet's comment has me wondering if I've misunderstood.
Emanuel Evacic's bidding problem: 222 AQJ765 K76 5
Would a majority bid on with 2222?
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