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Joe Veal
Joe Veal
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 14, 2013
Last Seen
19 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I live in Oklahoma City and I have some wild bridge tales from my years of duplicate play.  

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning Bracket 1 KO in OKC regional a few years ago with Jay Barronen, finishing off our teammates masterpoint milestones of 10000 and 5000.
Bridge Accomplishments
Silver Life Master.....Tied for 3rd/4th in the 2019 GNT Flight A division in Vegas NABC.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
OKC Bridge Studio
Favorite Tournaments
Kansas City Regional in December, any touranment in Dallas or Houston
Favorite Conventions
What are my hated conventions which are Mini-Roman(too easy to defend), Steps over 2C opening(Points or Controls--takes up too much room), Coded 10's and 9's(too much info for declarer)--everything else has a purpose
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ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Playing your 2 Aces on the same trick?
I liked it Louis!
The Kids Table: There is Such a Thing as Bad Publicity
That is so sad to do a film as a marketing tool and miss the point. Bridge does not need another bullet in the foot.
Too weak to reverse but holding 6m-5M, which suit do you open with?
It depends on too many factors.One, is the 2nd suit spades? If so, I open the 6 card minor pretty religiously. Second, if the second suit is hearts, am I playing non-forcing jump reverses(some would call it KW jumps for Karen Walker) 1m-1S-3H. If so , I open the ...
John Adams's bidding problem: K5 JT92 543 QJ87
I abstained for 2 reasons. One, am I playing Walsh where 1S promises a unbalanced hand? If I am, my call is 3C. If I am not, I pass.
Bermuda Bowl inter alia (perfectly open thread, as far I'm concerned)
Marty, I discussed this hand with Eugene Hung and I mentioned that the Poles won that board because of system. Where Kalita wins marks for bravery for his 2H overcall, I doubt he would venture a 3H call after the polish beginning of 1C-P-2S. I had thought at the time ...
A nice lesson hand
A few things...I like the 3NT call. South took advantage of East's very conservative pass. For me, 3D overcall by East is automatic then the auction changes.
I concur with Peg on this one.
2C-2D-2S-3NT (opponents silent)
As a person who has never seen this auction, I have 2 ideas about what it should mean. It is either 1430 for spades or a unknown void splinter raise for spades. 4C asks, 4D=Diamonds, 4H=Hearts, 4S=Clubs. It should never be natural because it is anti-positional(2C ...
What do you assume? What should they be?
Perhaps another idea on Auction 3 is X=Good Heart Raise and 2NT=Asking for the minor---X for penalty on 3 has a lower frequency than hands that are invitational or better in hearts. It is another adjunct of the maximal double.
Do you play Drury?
To Randy Thompson and Cornelia Yoder, I appreciate your passionate Anti-Drury views. Yet, you have a misinterpreted understanding of how this convention came to be. Most articles that I have read and researched about this convention claim that Douglas Drury(the inventor) invented the 2C bid as a self-protection device ...

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