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Jim Olson
Jim Olson
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 14, 2011
Last Seen
12 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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Develop Tricks
Should NS have been -500? "Where was the cube...?"
Putting it to You
Kx, Axxxxxx, A, xxx: here a 3NT splinter would reveal the perfecto...
Save Bundy's Sanity
Your partner, before bidding over the hesitation, should have asked North if he agrees there was a break in tempo. If North does not agree, partner should have called the director immediately. Most players (particularly at Clubs or Sectionals) do not understand breaks in tempo. As a Grand Life Master ...
Save Bundy's Sanity
Corrected my post by changing "before passing over the hesitation" to "before bidding over the hesitation."
Jim Olson's bidding problem: 4 5 AKQ987 Q9872
What are the possible agreements in this auction...?
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 ...

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