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James Creech
James Creech
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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.
Bridge Accomplishments
2nd in 0-10K KO
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 they have forgotten it)
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
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How do you view this ruling?
My reading of their system in 3rd seat is: 1 is the only sound opening suit bid, there may be other sound bids available, but they are likely to be ranges of NT or possibly a 2 demand bid and were not part of the explicitly explained system.
How do you view this ruling?
I think there was MI based on "1C is announced as 'could be short'. No other bids are alerted (or alertable). At the end of the auction, Declarer said that in this position (3RD) 1C would show a sound opening. (An opening of 1S,1H, or 1D would be natural ...
Taking Advantage of UI?
The call was clearly influenced by the explanation. If the 4NT bidder truly only had two places to play, then the pull should have been to diamonds. To bypass diamonds shows the influence. But with three places to play, the only reason to pull is the belief that partner failed ...
James Creech's lead problem: A72 K95 T863 T64
In a way, this was a trick question. According to GIB, only two cards scuttle the chances of setting this contract - the two small hearts. The classroom purpose of the hand is to discuss reasons why this is a bad double, including why the requirements are different between IMPs and ...
Bakersfield club game
Unfortunately, I think Bruce is thoroughly fixed on this one. With 7 hearts, I might bid the suit again and take my chances on partner correcting (if this was behind screens, and my partner's alert/description was unknown to me). In the actual circumstance, I would pass, and hope ...
Question about declarer's sides obligations when an incorrect explanation has been given
I abstained because I don't agree with any of the options. As long as 2 is a transfer in their system and the explanations are correct, there is no obligation to announce a misbid. Nonetheless, there is something about the 3NT bid that may have expressed UI to ...
An Open Letter to ACBL Unit and District Officers
The problem Is not limited to tournament events, it can also be local events. The local unit and club noticed that evening open games were becoming less well attended. When I first arrived, there were open games available every night except Thursdays, when a combination novice and mixed master game ...
James Creech's lead problem: A72 K95 T863 T64
I think the double CAN affect the choice of lead.
James Creech's lead problem: A72 K95 T863 T64
Richard, I don't disagree. I was the declarer on this hand, but want to take this to a BBO class I teach. It happens that the lead I would make would set the contract, but I want to take back to the class with an idea of the percentage ...
Online NABC - Congrats to Phil Clayton
Well done Phil! No NABC is easy, but the randomness of the bots make this particularly challenging.

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