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Hank Eng
Hank Eng
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 24, 2012
Last Seen
Dec. 12
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I've always loved bidding theory, but recently I've discovered the joys and pains of partnership defense.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
My first planned double squeeze.
Regular Bridge Partners
Brian Bankler, RT, CDM
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Fiesta Bridge Club
Favorite Tournaments
NABCs, San Antonio/Austin/Las Vegas/Reno/San Diego regionals
Favorite Conventions
Takeout dbl; xfers (including xfer advances)
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
Polish with Brian
Polish 1C (usually weak NT), UDA (obvious shift)
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v6.5 xfer Walsh
in midchart xfer Walsh, 2/1, weak NT, UDCA
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Is There Any Special Name for This?
"clearing 3 rounds of hearts. Then A and out of trumps... Is there any name for this type of play?" I call this a revoke by South for somehow having a fifth trump after 4 rounds of hearts have been played from hand. Or did I misinterpret the sequence of ...
Do you play your 2!D opening as a weak 2?
Depends on system needs, partner and MPs vs teams. (Mini-)Roman fills in some holes. casual partnerships and/or MPs: weak two is most frequent & useful. In a frequent partnership and/or teams, "loose" Flannery has merit to get to thin games. "Loose" being 5-5 or 4-6 shapes or light ...
David Goldfarb's bidding problem: KQJT4 K93 K3 J43
Like Brad said, 5332 is not great shape. Without extra trumps, and diamonds behind East, I'll leave the decision to partner who will pass when East has made an (unL)awful bid.
Junior Party Sat Nov 30 at SF NABC!
Maybe like ACBL's Super Seniors (over 70) vs Seniors (over 55), they should rename categories "Juniors" to anyone under 50. "Youth" to kids/people under 26 and "Super Youth" to anyone under 21. -"Junior" Hank
18 bids in a row
My partner and I once used 10 bids in a row (from 3 to 5) after a 2N opening (20-21): 2N - 3* *transfer 3 - 3N^ ^choice of games 4# - 4' #agrees spades, mild slam try 'cuebid (1st or 2nd round) 4' - 4 ...
Attitude or Count?
If I was NV, I can't have 3. If V at teams, I can have 3 - I just don't want the axe.
Moppet Stayman- on Second Thought
Isn't this just regular 5-card stayman with Smolen-esque follow-ups after 2N-3C; 3D and 2N-3C; 3D-3N shows both majors?
Do you open all 12-counts?
At matchpoints, following Barry Crane's rules is sound advice: open all 11- or 12- counts with an ace or king. At imps, Vul I pass if I can't stand a 3-level penalty double by partner with KJT9 of trumps and about 10 misfitting points.
Hank Eng's lead problem: J42 K752 Q73 854
South bid 4H in response to the 4D keycard ask to show 1 keycard (his ace of spades). North made the strange keycard/kickback ask with a void in spades, so when I doubled, he redoubled when he thought I was showing the spade ace.
Hank Eng's lead problem: J42 K752 Q73 854
I am the Lightner doubler. I had KQT9xx xx Axxx x. A minor lead sets the contrlact. After the hand, (despite knowing that my double asked for dummy's first bid suit,) I was impressed that my partner found the low club lead which limited dummy's heart ruffs, and ...

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