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Buddy Hanby
Buddy Hanby
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Member Since
Nov. 25, 2010
Last Seen
14 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.

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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ATB - 21 HCP 3NT game
I have sympathy with all of the calls. 3 might be considered an overbid, but 2 has a wide range, and responder should try to keep the bidding open. If opener had X, Axxxx, AKxxx, Ax, passing misses a good slam with a fair play for 7. Opener ...
David Corn's bidding problem: 753 KQ843 AT8 85
2. The responses to 2 should mimic the responses to multi, so 2 is pass or correct. If partner corrects to 3, I'll raise.
What takes precedence; having both majors or expressing the NT strength and stop?
This is an excellent example of a difficulty that happens often when trying to assist newer players. They frequently want, and perhaps need, what a lawyer would call a "bright-line rule":"Always bid NT with a hand that is 4-4 in the majors and in the range for a NT ...
Small So-So Club Game Field
Fortunately, I'm vul and, probably, playing 2 as conventional. Otherwise, I might bid with the W hand after the 1NT overcall. Doesn't look like that would end well.
Radical Revamp of NABC Schedules?
Comments: This reduces NABC's to 7 days? I guess that travel on Saturday, play Sunday to Saturday, and travel on Sunday makes some sense. 3-Day pair events start the same day as the Vanderbilt, Spingold, and Soloway with drop-ins? The Platinum, Blue Ribbon, and 3-day LM Pairs are among ...
District 23 District Director Comments on ACBL Transparency
This strikes me as outrageous, and I hope there has been some misunderstanding. There can hardly be a more basic proposition of corporate law than that a corporation is controlled and operated by it Board of Directors. How can they possibly do so without access to key corporate documents?
Donald Lurie's bidding problem: KT 984 7432 T632
In this sort of auction, 2NT asks partner to bid 4-card suits up the line.
Scott Stearns's bidding problem: J643 7 T942 8763
I think that double of 4 for a diamond lead is far more frequent than double as t/o of hearts. However, I really don't know what the delayed double shows.
Martin Lindfors's bidding problem: AKJ9 K98532 4 86
Look at the bright side. If Lynn survives 3 and, eventually, reaches 4, the opening leader will picture short clubs in dummy. Will this gain a trick? Random luck.
Robin Hillyard's bidding problem: 9532 Q8 A5 AKQT5
Looks to me like you'll be on lead after 3 swish, but maybe I'm missing something.
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