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Jim Olson
Jim Olson
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 14, 2011
Last Seen
Aug. 15
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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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 ...
Jim Olson's bidding problem: K943 KQ85 Q AQT2
Sorry, I did not mean to imply that opening 1NT was necessary to reach 6; partner's hand was: AJ6 A4 76 KJ8754. As a kibitzer, I found it interesting (and surprising) that 1NT was opened at both tables...
Jim Olson's bidding problem: K943 KQ85 Q AQT2
In the the GNT semifinals, Nik Demirev opened a 15-17 NT and partner drove to 6; in the replay, Eric Rodwell opened a 15-17 NT and partner drove to 6: pushed board.
Brogeland and Lindqvist Lead LM Pairs
Bra gjort! Lykke til
weak two . define good suit or bad suit
Two of top three Honors - period. Partner wants to run suit...
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: Qxxx AJTxx ATx x
West can pass 3 so I can not cue bid as a force...
What signal do you give?
Why did I give count in s...?
Gatlinburg 2018
The new Sunday Bracketed Swiss has 9-team brackets: SUNDAY, APRIL 22 (Sunday Swiss includes lunch) 2-Session Geoff Greene Bracketed Swiss Teams......... 10am & 2pm 9-team brackets by MPs— 4 teams in each bracket win Gold (extra teams in bottom bracket). What are the mechanics of running a 9-team bracket? Most bracketed ...
ACBL Taking Over Online Entries
Thank you BridgeWinners. Well done...!!
Dahl and Oshlag Win Fast Pairs
Well done...

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