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Buddy Hanby
Buddy Hanby
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Member Since
Nov. 25, 2010
Last Seen
2 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.

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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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Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: AT 64 QJ KQ98732
I think I would have opened 3 in 4th seat, but this may have worked out better. They say that one shouldn't argue with success.
Bob Simkins's bidding problem: KQJ4 842 Q8 AK86
Partner is marked with a doubleton or, more likely, a singleton heart. Would partner really act with: xxxxx, xx, Kxxx, xx? At this point, there's more worry about pushing them to a making 4 than about being hurt in 3. Phillip's recommendation to bid 3 ...
Another battered lead-directing double. (France v China, QF2 B27)
I'm trying to decide whether Ulrich's line is better than: Win A and play 5 trumps, pitching 2 diamonds and a heart. At this point anyone with Qxxx of hearts and 4 clubs will have been squeezed. Correction: Dummy would be squeezed ahead of E. Assuming that this ...
Andreas Babsch's bidding problem: 6 KJT KJT85 AKQ4
Seven votes for 2? That's about six more than expected.
Michael Kammermeier's bidding problem: K42 AJ984 --- Q5432
I would think the an ace, a void, + the K of trumps was enough to cue bid last time.
Gregory Nowak's bidding problem: KJ 862 KJ965 A93
Do you play that 2 forces 2 or old-fashioned? In 2017, I would assume the former without discussion. If so, a hand that wishes to sign off in diamonds, bids 2. I agree that this jump shows a game force with 5-5 red suits. Note, however, that ...
May you bid after partner's hesitation
I think agree with what you mean, pros should generally be treated no differently than anyone else. However, I think East's "status" or level of play may be relevant here. To me, 3 is automatic for a strong player, but maybe not for a weaker player. On the ...
Lecture--"Balancing"--Tips Requested
The classic on this is "Balancing" by Mike Lawrence. I think it was reissued within the last few years.
Eric Leong's bidding problem: KJ4 AK J953 K842
I think I've this written up somewhere as showing a 3-4-1-5 bust, but pulling it out of the hat without prior discussion is a recipe for disaster.
Wayne Hollingsworth's bidding problem: --- AKT52 AQ AKT753
4 should be pass or correct to 5, similar to a 2 response to Multi. I ought to bid 7, but I have a hunch that partner is not on this wavelength.
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