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Corey Cole
Corey Cole
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Basic Information

Member Since
Oct. 26, 2011
Last Seen
Sept. 1
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me
Programmer and Game Designer (Quest for Glory, Castle of Dr. Brain, Shannara). Still an "up and coming young player" now that I qualify for Senior events (everyone else at my club is older). I occasionally blog at my web site (see below). I'm working on putting a new game project together.
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Helping two LOL's get their gold cards by playing with them in Regionals
Bridge Accomplishments
Winning NLM Swiss team event in San Diego early 1990's
Regular Bridge Partners
Richard Aronson, Joseph Fox
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Oakhurst, California
Favorite Tournaments
Any NABC, especially San Diego, Cincinnati, Chicago (my first), Los Angeles
Favorite Conventions
Precision, 2/1, transfers, RKCB, Flannery if playing 2/1
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
CAT Club (Cole-Aronson Transfer)
Strong 1!c with transfer responses, 4-card majors, 11-13 1NT
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2/1 Bob Law - Corey Cole
2 over 1 Game Force
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Corey and Dana
2 over 1
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Define Your Bids Before I Tell You My Defense
I'd play the defense as written, then check the opponent's hand after the hand. If they violated from *their* written agreement, call a director if I feel the violation affected the bidding or play, and file a recorder report regardless. Eventually people who play fast and loose with ...
Should 1nt-2nt show 8-9 hcp or just 8 hcp?
I moved away from 13-15 1NT in Precision long ago, and use 11-13 instead. With 14-16 (16 only if 4333), we make a limited suit opening, then rebid NT if appropriate (e.g. 1 - 1 - 1NT shows 14-16 balanced). Our bigger variation from traditional Precision is that we ...
All Strong Club Players Are Now Bidding 2!D With Short Diamonds
Since Multi is not allowed even on the Open chart, and Precision doesn't need Flannery, the traditional 2 opening for 11-15 with short diamonds works fine. That pattern has always been a problem for Precision, and that's why there's a specific bid for it. I've ...
Are you legitimate or illegitimate?
I agree, James, but A65432 looks an awful lot like a 5-card suit to my eyes. Then again, I'm a heretic - I've been known to open 1 with AKJ73 of diamonds and 98764 of spades. Of course, if the 4 was a 5, it would be a ...
Henry Bethe's bidding problem: A96 Q987543 K65 ---
My, how standards have changed! Once upon a time the name "Precision" referred to precise bidding, which we were taught meant that an opening bid had precisely 11-15 HCP. The system avoided hopeless contracts reached when someone imprecisely opened a 10 or - god forbid - 9 point hand. That said, this ...
Yuan Shen's bidding problem: AQT8432 A8 T543 ---
I would double 7, hopefully suggesting a club lead. We have no guarantee of a first-round diamond control, so why risk a negative score when we have a certain plus?
Precision help wanted 2
Richard - How about 1 - 1 - 2? Is that systemic for a strong distributional hand that does not qualify to open 1? That normally shows 5-5 distribution, but mainly a hand with enough distribution to have 17+ potential playing points. I probably wouldn't do this because ...
Precision help wanted 2
I can accept the upgrade to 1, although I would not make that call. Given that you've decided your hand is a 1 opener, you are not allowed to "recover" if you want partner ever to trust your bids again. East apparently lost his red cards.
How Many Zeros Would You Give West?
For several years I took Ron Andersen's words in Match-Point Precision as gospel - never let the opponents play below 2NT with a fit. Since then, I've found many counter-examples, such as when playing against very bad players who might find the game they failed to bid if I ...
Is there a good reason to declare an overall winner comparing both directions?
You are correct. The concept of an "overall winner" when not playing the same boards is flawed. I could say it's unfair, but since the deals are random, it really isn't - you might randomly get a deal in which your methods score well or score poorly. The "arrow-switching ...
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