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

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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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Jyri Tamminen's bidding problem: J32 AKQJ 75 J653
I would not criticize a 1 overcall or a X. They say that hindsight is always 20-20.
Steve Myerson's bidding problem: AQ972 AJT974 --- K4
Patrick, In the USA, Stayman followed by 2 is most often played as weak with both majors. 2, then 3 is most often played as a splinter.
Steve Myerson's bidding problem: AQ972 AJT974 --- K4
Nice plan, but I've heard a rumor that some people play a transfer to 2 followed by 2 as an invitational 4-5. Since I've don't seem to have discussed this, I lack the courage to try it.
Walter Schmid's bidding problem: T84 9843 QJ984 5
2 = 19-21 HCP: I'm not familiar with these methods, and I suspect that I don't want to be familiar with them.
Markus Eble's bidding problem: 965 AKT53 A52 Q9
With that hand, partner would bid 2 rather than pass 1. In fact, it's hard to construct a hand consistent with partner's bidding. Maybe: xxxx, x, Kxx, AKJTx?
David Liu's bidding problem: AT986542 J93 7 K
4, other major slam try, seems best. We're not playing that? Darn!
Mixed BAM precision auction - What is the worst bid?
What would opener show by a X of 3?
Mixed BAM - ATB
Yes, the post doesn't say which direction David was sitting. How can anyone possibly know who to blame?
Mini & Weak No Trump
The place to start is "How to Play Winning Bridge" by Edgar Kaplan and Alfred Sheinwold, originally published in 1958. By the way IMHO, 12-14 NT not only interferes with opponents but also is a great advantage in auctions that don't start with 1NT. Particularly, when opponents preempt, your ...
Ryan Wessels's bidding problem: AQ32 J95 8 AJ872
I also play 2 natural and regressive, but I passed. I'm not sure what 2 shows in "expert standard," and don't want to risk a fiasco.
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