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Howard Sandler
Howard Sandler
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Member Since
July 6, 2012
Last Seen
3 hours 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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You Be the Judge. Common Game 2/12/19 board 23
Jon, I corrected the original auction. Partner did think that I had hearts and raised me, but correcting to 4 clarified things. All I can say is that partner liked the 3 bid. It is consistent with our style. Hms
You Be the Judge. Common Game 2/12/19 board 23
Removed--not relevant Edit: Jon, since you commented, I will reinstate my comment. Without opposition, we bid 2 2 2 3 4 4 6. Hms
Howard Sandler's bidding problem: AKJT6 864 Q962 T
Chris, Thanks. I did open 1 and my partner was not happy after she bid 3NT on a good 11 and went down 1. Hms
What do I smell?
I am commenting in order to provide an example that may have relevance to this discussion. Playing in a recent sectional against a pair that had tens of thousands of masterpoints, I picked up A Axx Ax KQT98xx. My RHO (vul) against our NV opened 4. I overcalled 5 ...
Fouled board penalty
Peg, There is a rule against rules that make sense to you (and me). That particular rule number is √2. A bit irrational in my opinion, even ab-surd. Hms
The Language of Bridge
Richard, You might want to re-post here: Hms
♠AQJ4 ♥86 ♦75 ♣AK642 revisited -- subtitled: I'm only here for the beer.
The Cardturner by Louis Sachar
The book is fabulous.
Howard Sandler's bidding problem: x Ax AKQ9x KQJxx
Steve, I am intrigued by your agreement. Can you give more details, please? Thanks, Hms
There are many ways to get fixed: Part one of one to infinity
(David) Burns' Third Law: You cannot make 3NT on a cross-ruff.

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