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Buddy Hanby
Buddy Hanby
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Basic Information

Member Since
Nov. 25, 2010
Last Seen
5 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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Apportion the blame - a missed slam (second try)
I generally try no to lose sleep over missing a slam that depends on finding a queen unless I have 10+ cards in the suit. Assuming that slam should be reached, I graded this 50-50 but originally overlooked the agreement that an overcall requires an opening bid. I used to ...
Gabriel Carrasco's bidding problem: J97 K AQJT87 K87
Not to worry, my vote makes it a tie at this point.
Sam Ehrlichman's bidding problem: 72 AK732 AQJ72 A
In my neck of the woods, 4 will likely be interpreted as a splinter.
Break In Tempo
Isn't the director suppose to give the non-offending side the benefit of the doubt in assigning an adjusted score? Did that go away with the rule changes?
Gabriel Carrasco's bidding problem: K9 QJ86 AQ8732 7
"Responsive", showing red suits. But, the current terminology is a useless mess. Why can't all doubles that suggest partner bid a new suit be called "take-out?"
Ilhan Topkaya's bidding problem: xx Axxx Qx AKQxx
I think you are engaged in what we in the USA call "resulting."
Simon Weinberger's bidding problem: AKJ6 A2 4 J87643
3 last time unless playing a K-S style.
A difficult ruling?
E should suspect that something's not quite right. Partner's double should have some support for diamonds or a very strong hand. How many diamonds are there in the deck? No one seems to have hearts? The question is what can East do about it? Is any diamond bid ...
Jim Houghton's bidding problem: AQ97642 --- AQ KJ65
I guess a jump to 3 would have shown a solid suit. Not a good hand for these methods. Still, one might have anticipated this problem and bid 3 rather than 2, especially if this shows extra values in the version of 2/1 being played.
A very basic auction?
99 and 44/100 percent pure: An old Ivory Soap commercial.
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