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Hank Eng
Hank Eng
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 24, 2012
Last Seen
14 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

In the mid-90s I created a bridge systems website, then I stopped playing bridge when I went to graduate school and started working.  In Aug 1996 I helped Texas A&M win the ACBL Collegiate Team Champtionship. In 2007 I really re-started playing bridge a lot.  I've always loved bidding theory, but recently I've discovered the joys and pains of partnership defense.  In 2016, I started teaching new/advancing bridge players.  Unfortunately my health declined in 2017.  In 2020, I will re-start my teaching career in chemistry at UNF in Jacksonville, FL.

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
My first planned double squeeze.
Regular Bridge Partners
polish club with Brian Bankler, simple 2/1 with RT, 2/1 with wk nt with CDM
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Fiesta Bridge Club
Favorite Tournaments
NABCs, San Antonio/Austin/Las Vegas/Reno/San Diego/Houston regionals
Favorite Conventions
Takeout dbl; xfers (including xfer advances), polish leads or coded T's & 9's in the middle of the hand
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 this 3!d bid game forcing?
My meta-agreement is: unless a specific sequence is artificially agreed otherwise, over any invitational bid (like 3 here), any bid is forcing to game. You cannot invite an invite.
Hank Eng's bidding problem: QT72 KJ73 Q3 J94
I do not know 100% why. However, it is very, very common in my area for non-Flight A players to play the double as "stolen bid" and to play that the stolen 2S call as a relay to 3C to signoff in a minor.
Club Closings
Fiesta Bridge club in San Antonio, TX closed through at least March 22.
Hank Eng's bidding problem: QT72 KJ73 Q3 J94
Ok, so at the sectional, the director asked me about a hand. I asked about the double, and was told the partnership didn't know what it was (nothing written on the CC). So, I said, if the double is negative/takeout, I might rebid 3N to later show the ...
Hank Eng's bidding problem: QT72 KJ73 Q3 J94
Ok, so at the sectional, the director asked me about a hand. I asked about the double, and was told the partnership didn't know what it was (nothing written on the CC). So, I said, if the double is negative/takeout, I might rebid 3N to later show the ...
Calling all Bergen Raisers!
Yes, Ed is right. It is amazing how many Bergensers do not know that Bergen wrote a book with more bids than just 3 and 3. When I started playing a lot in my area (Central TX), I was amazed at how many play 3 as wide-ranging ...
Calling all Bergen Raisers!
If I agreed 3 showed 7-9 with 4-card support, I would be wary about using it with 3-card support, especially a 4333 hand. That seems a good way to lose a partner, who might compete to the 5-level or try for a slam - each of which may depend on ...
Do you ever open a 5 Card Major with One Notrump values?
Over the years I have evolved from never having a 5-card majo,r to 5 with a side 3-cared major, to any 5-card suit. I worried that I was missing the other major, but in that fear really did not occur enough (kind of like worrying about preempting with a ...
Buddy Hanby's bidding problem: --- AJ82 A94 AQT965
My infrequent partners often double with this hand type. If I am lucky, I end up in 3S undoubled; but the usual result is 4 or 5S doubled. A few years ago, I tried 3N with this hand; my partner tried to transfer to spades - I ended up in 4N ...
Best use of jump shifts?
My experience with weak jump shifts is that they are not great at teams. (I also think they are easy to defend against). Invitational jump shifts work well at teams and vs a strong field. I tried reverse flannery 2H & 2S bids - these were as frequent as invitational JS's ...
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