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Joel Banks
Joel Banks
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Basic Information

Member Since
Sept. 7, 2014
Last Seen
Jan. 1, 2017
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
opp opens 1h on your right, 4 spades bid & made: (you) AK10 xxx Axxxx Kx (pard) QJ9 Axxx Kx Axxx
Bridge Accomplishments
2x Regional Open Team wins
Regular Bridge Partners
Tsing-Hai Wann, Ledon Hitch
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Clearwater Bridge Club, Tampa Bay Bridge Center
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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Out in C after 1D opening
Is the following structure ok for GCC? 1m-2m gf 1m-3m weak 1m-2S artificial, mixed raise 1m-2H artificial, limit raise OR 11-12 balanced
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: AK732 643 K5 842
Only 8 losers. Matchpoints.
Joel Banks's bidding problem: 9752 --- T972 AT752
This hand is board #1 from the Common Game of March 7, 2015. The spots aren't correct in my submission, but I don't think they matter much as to double or pass. Expert analyst said pass, except double is possible at matchpoints. Since West has 16 hcp, he ...
Joel Banks's bidding problem: 9752 --- T972 AT752
Not that this proves or disproves anything, but the West hand was Axx AJ652 KJxx K. South was QJx 98x Qxx Q98x. Companion question: What should West do if East reopens with a double? Pass results in -470, 3d results in +110. Next time, West will have Axx AJ652 KJx ...
Joel Banks's bidding problem: 9752 --- T972 AT752
In the matchpoint trenches. If the opponents can make 2 (-110) and we have a fit with partner, our score of -50, -100, or +110 will pay off, -300 won't. If you don't have a fit, ... it's only matchpoints and who knows what partner will do ...
Todd Holes's bidding problem: A976 KQJ654 6 K6
2NT tends to show a balanced hand. 2H gives us the leisure we need to explore the right game or slam. Set spades as trump at next call.
Henry Bethe's bidding problem: 8652 AQ AKJT74 J
Carl Mathiesen's bidding problem: AQT8 975 AJ764 3
Suppose responder has something like Kxxxx (void) Kxx A10xxx If opener passes 3h, next opponent bids 4h. What call should responder then make? (1) Pass, (2) Dbl (to permit opener to show 3-card spade support; can opener possibly have 4-card spade support on the auction??), (3) 4NT (ostensibly for minor ...
Henry Bethe's bidding problem: KT73 73 QJT73 73
With a minimum hand and 3 s, I would have bid 2 to start. Bidding 4 now (to me) shows two cards, and the inability to cue bid . Just trying to land on my feet. As a game bid in a previous suit, 4 should be ...
Roger Lee's lead problem: AQJ J3 985 KT974
queen gives partner the option of overtaking IOT shift to a club, or letting me hold the 1st trick and then shift to a . Seems clear. Even more clear if opening leader tanks before leading at t1, as many of my opponents do to make sure their partner ...
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