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Jim Olson
Jim Olson
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 14, 2011
Last Seen
Oct. 16
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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An Extra Chance
How would the auction have gone if South had upgraded to a 1 opening...?
Falling numbers in Orlando
Paul, what I should have done was study the WBF Anti-Doping regulations back in May when I registered for the Open Pairs. I had no idea that that the regulations would apply to me...
Falling numbers in Orlando
I played in the WBF Open pairs in Philadelphia in 2010 and planned to play in Orlando this year. However, on September 4 I received a reminders e-mail from the WBF that said, "...players in the Open, Women’s and Mixed Teams must have an Exemption Certificate if they are ...
Max Schireson's bidding problem: Q654 KJ2 75 Q873
People steal nv vs v 3rd seat...
WBF Anti-Doping Regulations
Note these financial consequences described in the WBF Anti-Doping Regulations ( ARTICLE 10 SANCTIONS ON INDIVIDUALS 10.10 Financial Consequences Where a Player or other Person commits an anti-doping rule violation, WBF may, in its discretion and subject to the principle ...
Fancy Falsecard
Is there any case for East to double 3?
Richard Fleet's bidding problem: AJT642 QT8 AQJ 7
4 = 1st round control.
Richard Fleet's bidding problem: AJT642 QT8 AQJ 7
XX = 2nd round control...
How light can your 1M responses to 1D be?
Many players systemically do not pass 1 or 1 with any hand playing 2/1 (there should be a Responses checkbox on the ACBL CC under VERY LIGHT: in the GENERAL APPROACH section at the top of the card).
Paul D East's bidding problem: AJ94 943 AK64 T9
Double = penalty-oriented: 1 bidder should dble with 4+ cards in advancer’s suit (or 3 card holding 2 honors) 3 = Limit raise in s 3 = Negative double in s 3H = Game force, stopper in s, no stopper in s 3S = forcing, 5+ card suit 3NT = Stoppers in ...

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