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James Creech
James Creech
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 1, 2017
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I have been involved as a member and officer of ACBL's Unit 109 board,  as the unit and club director, and currently involved as an administrator, teacher and TD for the BBO associated Intermediate/Advanced Club.  Through the years, I have developed friendships in the bridge world, and played with or against some of the world's finest players.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Earliest was running an accidental squeeze against Easley Blackwood and receiving a compliment from him. The most memorable was keeping the Boyd/Robinson squad on the ropes in the first round of our DIstrict's GNT final; they needed the full 32 boards to beat us as the bottom seed that year. My favorite hand though was against Jerry Clerkin. The auction went 1D - 2C - 2D to me and I bid 7H. Jerry asked three questions: (1) to me "Are you sh**ing me? (2) to partner "Is he for real?" (3) to me again "Do you really have a hand like that?" This was passed out. I held S AKQxx H AKQJTxxx D - C -, partner had the S J and C A. He invited me to fill out a sectional team the next two weekends.
Bridge Accomplishments
2nd in 0-10K KO 1993
Regular Bridge Partners
currently none, past Ransone Price, David Trent, Mike Cheng, Peter Whipple
Member of Bridge Club(s)
BBO's IAC (intermediate/advanced club) as player/teacher/TD
Favorite Tournaments
IAC's Dare to Practice - prepared hands to practice declarer play problems including squeezes, endplays, trump coups, managing danger and the like.
Favorite Conventions
The one that best describes my hand at the moment its needed (when needed, it is almost never played by the partner at the time, and if it is, then partner has forgotten it)
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
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Is anyone else having problems with the deal source hand generator on BBO?
Yes, but my problem was bringing in a saved group of hands for a teaching table. I found switching to Chrome helped.
Playing With a Bot (PWB) test
Then why didn't the description the bot so readily provides not mention that it was a cue bid? Not a complaint about your comment, which makes sense, but the bot freely identifies cue bids in other situations, yet not this time.
Playing With a Bot (PWB) test
I will add that this was a hand sent to me, rather one that I played. I think the player was trying to establish length and playing strength with the 3 call, but I do know his comment was "playername has sent you a hand. check out this bidding ...
James Creech's bidding problem: AQ82 Q752 5 AJ93
This became a problem when I splintered, and partner holding 4 AKT94 Q72 K862 signed off in 4. At the other table, they bid 2NT, was shown a stiff spade, and cued the A. With no control in diamonds, opener showed the K, and this hand went on to ...
BBO Which interface?
What you are trying to accomplish matters. When I am preparing lesson hands, I find v2 better because you can rotate the hndss. The functionality may be there in v3, but I have yet to find it in months of searching. I also found a new glitch with using Edge ...
Summer NABC Moved
Brian, Forget Steve, JD or even Geoff- you clearly have better choices available now! As you said March 22 "I just played an ACBL speedball with Tanya Rodich. I don't think she made any mistakes in 12 boards!" Then you followed that up with a 71% game with Gerbs ...
Is goulash an exercise for normal bridge?
Goulash can be a good exercise for normal bridge, but it takes both pairs at the table approaching the hands as if it were normal bridge. Think of it like any other specialized exercise to help a player learn a technique (e.g., identifying the danger hand and how to ...
Is goulash an exercise for normal bridge?
I don't under stand why anyone would consider leading the A when partner self-raised, lefty was willing to try 6NT and righty is more willing to try 7 than let partner play the contract. I am not certain what the correct lead should be, but the A is ...
Do you have tools?
Thank you. I missed this thread.
Do you have tools?
This came up from a hand that I kibitzed. After 3-3NT-P the auction continued 4 described as Gerber, P, 4 described as "I hope partner was asking about majors", P, 5 (kings), P, 6NT.

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