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Corey Cole
Corey Cole
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Basic Information

Member Since
Oct. 26, 2011
Last Seen
40 minutes ago
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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BW 2/1: 1!d-2!c-2!D
Well, evidently I don't know 2/1 very well based on the results here. :-) With 5-4 in diamonds and a major (per the other poll), I would bid the major here on the grounds that partner with 5-4 in clubs and a major, and a game forcing hand, will ...
BW 2/1: 1!D-2!C-2M
I play it as a 4-card major in an unbalanced hand. My hand could be 4144, 4153, etc., so none of the poll choices is covered, although I would be more likely to have 5+ diamonds than fewer, so I chose option 2. Would I bid 2 or 2NT ...
BW 2/1: Jumps to 3NT
The "moderate extras" approach helps avoid getting too high with those hands. The 2NT rebid is now split-range - either minimum or very strong - easily clarified with the next bid. This is the real strength of the 3NT jump - it removes haziness from the 2NT response ranges. For example, after 1 ...
BW 2/1: Opener's Raise to 3m
THat's a toughy - what do you call? I think I would bid 2, showing 4 hearts, in order to fish for NT. Second (poor) choice would be 3NT if that shows 17+ to 19. (I've been playing 2/1 for a few years, but that isn't ...
BW 2/1: Opener's Raise to 3m
David's example hand (also used by Peg) is simply handled by defining HHx (KQx or better) as 4-card support. Just as that's often a suitable holding for a Moysian major suit contract, it can be ok to raise a presumably 4+ card minor suit with it. That doesn ...
BW 2/1: Opener's Raise to 3m
Actually, something very like that happened to me. I found a copy of the 5th (IIRC) edition of The Encyclopedia Brittanica at a flea market for a very reasonable price. It was actually a facsimile edition of course, but very cool. Extensive articles on subjects near the beginning of the ...
Best Use of 2 Diamond Opening
If allowed in the ACBL, I would choose Multi for 2 and use 2 for Flannery. That has the edge of opponents not knowing if partner will pass 2 to play. I have no strong opinion on how to play 2 in that system, as I ...
Statistical Models for Testing Illegal Communication
Thanks, Greg, for the useful article. I am currently reading "Thinking Fast and Slow", by Daniel Kahneman. Kahneman is a Nobel Laureate statistician. One of the major points he makes is that statistical evidence tends to give much more accurate results than "intuitive" evidence. This especially applies in ambiguous areas ...
Debbie Rosenberg's bidding problem: 2 AJ9 KQ8743 A84
I think I'd like to call Dbl as halfway between 3NT and 4 (my two choices). :-) I settled on 4 since my points are really good, so I can't just let the bidding die.
BW 2/1: Splinters Into Opener's Suit
I don't like splinters when there is no agreed suit, and where the splinter can be ambiguous. I think there's a need to distinguish between, "I have a game-going hand and tolerance for your opening suit" (simple raise after 2/1) and "I have a GREAT hand in ...
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