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Buddy Hanby
Buddy Hanby
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Member Since
Nov. 25, 2010
Last Seen
March 20
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.

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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.
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ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
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Say Hi when you see me in KC!
Sally & I did say "Hi." Twice. Did you ever find your way out of the glass maze?
Ted Ying's bidding problem: AQJ9754 K9 J853 ---
Has there been a poll on what to open with the West hand?
Paul Lewis's bidding problem: Q KJ95 QJ652 K42
1NT. I'm guessing from 2-way Drury that we're playing a 2/1 system where a passed hand 1NT is semi-forcing. If the range of 1NT is 6-10, I suppose I have to jump to 2NT. If 2NT by a passed hand is Jacoby, this system needs work.
Richard Lawson's bidding problem: AK3 64 K3 A86532
I guess I must be playing weak NT. Surely, I would have opened 1NT playing strong.
Sathya Bettadapura's bidding problem: J863 KJ74 AT93 2
After a 1NT overcall, a "cue bid" of 2NT is a more or less "standard" method of showing a strong playing hand with too much shape to double. Opener should usually bid 3 to allow the 2NT bidder room. I don't recall seeing it used with a distributional ...
ABCL Board of Directors agenda for Kansas City
The main problem is that the stop card doesn't do anything. Although I have heard various contradictory opinions from directors, I believe that you are entitled to (and required to) pause after a jump-stop card or not. It would be far better to teach this rule to newer players ...
Elke Weber's bidding problem: AK86 K3 KQ94 T75
The heart holding is also the reason I voted for 2, but I thought it was close, and I am a bit surprised at the unanimous vote.
Elke Weber's bidding problem: AK86 K3 KQ94 T75
No one has actually bid 3 yet, but I think it's worth considering. We do have a double fit with lots of stuff in spades and diamonds.
John Portwood's bidding problem: Q8 Q43 KT64 9652
I suspect that East thinks X shows diamonds but West thinks the X is conventional. I'm can't dream up any meaning for XX other than to play.
Simon Weinberger's bidding problem: QJT85 A97 T865 8
It's impossible to know what to do here without knowing the degree of spade fit.
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