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David Liu
David Liu
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 15, 2018
Last Seen
47 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

A passionate and analytic player who often takes an engineering approach.

Studied physics and chemistry in college, got my final degree in molecular biology, now writing software for a living.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
79% game on my birthday, then another 70+ in less than two weeks.
Bridge Accomplishments
Down four vulnerable for a 100% board. Making 4H with a 4-2 fit and combined 25 HCP against a pair each having 2K+ MP.
Regular Bridge Partners
See website of bridge club.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Santa Barbara
Favorite Tournaments
The Ventura Regional, the only day-trip gold point event.
Favorite Conventions
A combination of Gerber and Key-Card attempts, then claim 13 tricks in 4NT immediately after opening lead.
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Life Master
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The Liu Coop
Despite having only three letters, my last name is misspelled surprisingly often.
The Liu Coop
Lesson learned: when holding long trumps with gaps, it is useful to ruff early to avoid being end-played.
Entering leads on Bridgemates
A simple software update can eliminate the potential availability of unauthorized information.
Potential cheating method using Bridgemates
A simple software fix -- validate opening lead after an opponent has accepted the result, then prompt for a correction if validation fails, and require correction before advancing to the next board.
Birthday Wish
1 making 6? Should have opened 2, but chances are 6 will be played by partner, and you save $1430.
Birthday Wish
Happy Birthday! Another interesting preset amount of donation could be 360 -- see if anyone recognizes it.
Right Contract for the Right Player
All I can say is, Robert has photographic memory.
The 25 HCP Deck
A premature cross-ruff was indeed a bad idea. It may reduce under-trick, but can also throw away chances of making the contract, which I did not dream of.
The 25 HCP Deck
Interesting scenario. Against a Michaels by an opponent, cue-bid their major is generally a limit raise, but when their minor is unspecified, is 3 just a "cheap minor"? Then is 3 natural or does it show a stopper?
The 25 HCP Deck
There is risk in bidding at any level. Once partner made a balancing double of 1, and we collected 800. Getting 500 from defending a part-score happens quite often.

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