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Corey Cole
Corey Cole
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Basic Information

Member Since
Oct. 26, 2011
Last Seen
June 17
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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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 ...
Rule this Claim!
Finesses cannot be taken after a claim unless stated in the claim explanation.
Rule this Claim!
Ed, playing low is just the first step. After the 8 holds the trick, declarer must unblock the Q before playing both of the AK from hand. There are many players (especially under high-stress tournament conditions) who might sometimes get that simple play-order wrong. Since we are trained to play ...
In The Well: Chip Martel
According to his University page, the answer is "Yes, Charles U. Martel." Linked from his wikipedia article, I had a friend who changed his name to "Nick U Turner." The "U" was his middle name, giving him the initials NUT and creating the ...
In The Well: Chip Martel
Chip: I'm interested about the part of your bio in which you became interested in bridge in Urbana, Illinois after reading Five Weeks to Winning Bridge. Why? Because that's exactly what happened to me a few years after you. I visited some friends in Urbana I had met ...
Dealing with MAFIA - nothing personal, it's just business
I have not played the system in question, so this is purely opinion. I think that bidding a poor 4-card suit (e.g. 1 - 1 - 1 with Kx Qxxx AKJ10xx A rather than 2) in preference to a good 5+ card suit is a losing strategy ...
BW 2/1 GF: Final Conclusions
I can't even guess what the TLA (Three Letter Acronym) "UPH 2NT response" means. "Under Pressure, Hideous"? "Ultimate Passed Hand"?
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