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Jim Olson
Jim Olson
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 14, 2011
Last Seen
March 19
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
Sorry, this user has no cards yet.
Dahl and Oshlag Win Fast Pairs
Well done...
Richard Fleet's bidding problem: Q62 K9642 Q7 A54
Hmmm, I could not resist doing a 1000 deal simulation with a solid 12 (at least 3 controls where A=2 and K=1) opposite ♠Q62 ♥K9642 ♦Q7 ♣A54: NS scored 7.582 tricks on average in NT. NS made 3NT 137 out of 1000 deals for 13.7 %. NS ...
Richard Fleet's bidding problem: Q62 K9642 Q7 A54
This hand is not a good dummy if partner bids 3NT on a solid 12.
Platinum Point and Membership Stats - ACBL?!
Michael's link shows 167,474 members with 0.00 or more masterpoints...
Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: JT53 AKJ97 94 A9
Would have bid 2 over 1...
How often do you play bridge?
3-4 per week includes online...
Is it Legal
Should it be alerted as two-way...?
Best use of 2!d opening in a big club system
2 = Mini-Roman, any 3 suits 11-15; 1 = 5+s, unbalanced 11-15; 1NT = 12-15 balanced; 1 = 16+ any distribution
Jim Olson's bidding problem: 763 KQJ843 QT A4
See this earlier poll for partner's hand:
BW 2/1: Opener's 2M Rebid
2M "always guarantees 6+" but with an awkward hand that I am willing to play 4M with doubleton support, I will rebid 2M with five.

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