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Jim Olson
Jim Olson
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 14, 2011
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Retired Scientist and active bridge student. Avid Bridge World reader and Master Solvers' Club participant. Interested in the use and misuse of bridge simulations...

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Making 3NT vs Meckwell with 19 balanced opposite 4 balanced.
Bridge Accomplishments
Summer NABC Semifinalist GNT Flt B; a few Platinum points; several MSC problems accepted; and, long ago, a 1st round upset win in the Spingold.
Regular Bridge Partners
Dave, Ellen, Jim, Sarah, Bill, Bess
Member of Bridge Club(s)
BBO, KVBA, Easy Aces
Favorite Tournaments
NABCs, MABC July 4th Regional, Gatlinburg, Charlottesville Sectional
Favorite Conventions
Weak NT, Kickback, Italian cue bids, 2/1 GF except after suit rebid, 1969 Precision
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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ACBL Tests Online NABC Event
me too...
Jim Mundy Nails ACBL Online Practice Day 2 with 98.66% Game
In the frequency section of the travelers, it looks like each board was played 12-14 times, not 6-7:
Anatomy of a 97% game
Page 3: "...3N is in jeopardy on a heart lead from ♥KJ987 (you cannot see the other movies in this format BTW)..." Actually, you can see a Sample Movie for each of the other results. Also, you might use some journalistic license and consider rounding up to 100% in your ...
Danny Sprung's bidding problem: KJ4 AQJ62 9842 T
"With a singleton, bid game with most minimums over a limit raise." Also, GIB will have four s on this auction.
2-Day Free NABC Practice Tournament Wed - Thu on BBO, ACBL members only
This caveat appeared in the e-mail announcement (but not on the BBO site) about the July 5-6 NABC practice tournament: "Caveat: you need to login to BBO from our home page (our mobile app also works) to see and participate in all the NABC Online events!" Apparently only the web ...
Do YOU play any of the "Worst Conventions?"
I play Fishbein reopening doubles after the auction: 1X-Dble-3X(preemptive)-P-P-? It hasn't come up...
Jim Olson's bidding problem: A QJ3 AK8 KJ9865
3 is invitational and shows 5+s and 4s.
What is needed to freebid after takeout?
Die hard pointer: "plus 2 points for the 5th & 6th s..."
Can You Explain This Auction...?
At the other table, NS were also playing Precision. After duplicating the first three bids, they bid to game via an XYZ invitational sequence to score +430. Did they misbid the hand?
Gerry Gassman's bidding problem: KQ52 QJ97 K98 AK
16-18: how else are you going to get to 16 vs 9 or 10 3NT? Also, partner usually does not stretch to respond 1NT with 4-5 HCP as they would to bid 1 or 1...

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