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Howard Sandler
Howard Sandler
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 6, 2012
Last Seen
an hour ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Retired college professor.  

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Scoring 800 on a set of Bridge World MSC hands and seeing my name listed on the panel of experts (January, 1981).
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Vanderbilt Bridge Club, Nashville, Tn.
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Life Master
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What would you have done?
Tom, Is that right? I think of the "normal" cue bid as showing a limit raise or better, whereas the transfer advance cue might show a constructive raise or better. It seems that the latter should be alerted. Hms
What would you have done?
Ovunc, It is possible that they were playing transfer advances, in which case your suspicion would be correct. Depending on their agreements, 2 might have been natural/NF. hms EDIT: The transfer advance should be alerted.
Minor Suggestion for Convention Card list
Randy, I realized that, but I thought the existing info might be useful to you if you weren't aware of it. Also, given that the info is already on the card, it shouldn't be that hard for the BW folks to add it to the list to meet ...
Richard Fleet's bidding problem: 6532 JT32 AJ76 5
2 = transfer advance in spades (i.e., constructive raise or better).
Adam Parrish's lead problem: T3 KT K5432 K643
At the table, I led a club for exactly Peg's reason.
Minor Suggestion for Convention Card list
Randy, Isn't the info you want at the bottom left of the card in the "View/Print" mode? Hms
Hitchhiker revisited
Ronald, You need a space after the link so that it will work. Hms
Unwanted Gift
Liam, Great article. Good luck in Philadelphia. Hms
Unifying 2/1 -- Conclusions
Larry, I thought that opener can also pass a SF-1nt with a weak 4522. Hms
Best Line in 3NT
Mike, I agree. I think RHO should duck the K. Assuming that LHO plays small on the second round of spades, declarer is likely to play the Q and go down on the hand. When I played the hand, RHO took the K. I subsequently played a second spade toward ...

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