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Hank Eng
Hank Eng
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 24, 2012
Last Seen
Aug. 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
Ruby 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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2nd round dbl by advancer
The responder is a very weak (almost novice) player.
5-5 in the Majors Over 1NT
Aces Scientific used the method Gordon first described: if weak, pick one and transfer to it; if inv, 2D(transfer) then 2S; if strong, 2H(transfer) then 3H.
5-5 in the Majors Over 1NT
I think this was called Weissberger at some point.
Obvious suit preference, attitude or count - trick 1
I've seen 3rd/5th play your way with different players, so now when I hear "3rd & 5th," I'll often ask, "3rd from even?" which is the way I learned it in Rosler & Rubens' Journalist Leads. I also ask, "In the middle of the hand, too?" which has gotten ...
Obvious suit preference, attitude or count - trick 1
"You are E and lead your systematic low spade... You play 3rd/5th leads..." Just making sure, that means you led the 8 to show an even number, right? If so, then partner knows declarer has at most a singleton, and his 5 is suit preference. If you led the ...
your on lead, you lead a A from AK, in a suit contract, dummy has a singleton
When I play with a weak defensive player, I play suit preference. When I play with a strong defensive player, I follow what John Miller stated: attitude when a tap is possible; otherwise, suit preference.
BOG Motions in Orlando - Linda Trent
I'm willing to bring a new deck of cards to an NABC if the price is brought back to a reasonable $15 per session.
Hank Eng's bidding problem: KJ43 76 J83 AJ96
Thanks everyone for voting and comments. I polled this hand because at the table, the opener did not alert 3C (in ACBL-land), broke tempo, and rebid 3N. She did alert *after* responder rebid 4S. After I led and saw the dummy, I called the director. Holding a balanced near maximum ...
If you play Ingberman over reverses....
I recently had a discussion about this topic. My partner and I agreed that a direct 3N was a hand with no good slam cards for opener's suits, while a 2N then 3N showed a hand with possible slam cards for opener's suits.
Bridge Anecdotes
When my partner and I were just starting, she kept forgetting what our 2NT opening was (20-21, 20-22, 22-24?). On one hand she looked at the opponent's convention card before opening 2NT. At some point, an opponent asked me the range for the 2NT opening, so I picked up ...

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