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John Adams
John Adams
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Basic Information

Member Since
Oct. 24, 2011
Last Seen
6 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Board member and Past President unit 448 (Spokane/Eastern Washington).   Bridge Teacher.  Club director.   Opinionated. 

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing rubber bridge in college
Bridge Accomplishments
Dozens Regional victories, Top 5's in Nationals, Lovenberg winner. Was once in top 10 all time Platinum point holders.
Regular Bridge Partners
Gard Hays, Catherine Creer, Lea Rogers, Charlie Bennett, Dave Westfall
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Spokane Bridge Club
Favorite Tournaments
WBL sectionals/Regionals
Favorite Conventions
2/1 with Kickback, xyz
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
Lasota-Shaw 2/1
2 over 1 with transfers over 1C opener
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Robinson-Adams 2/1
2 over 1 with transfers over our natural 1C opener
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Stan-John 2/1
2 over 1
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Cole-Adams 2/1
2 over 1
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Shi-Adams 2/1
2 over 1
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Gill-Adams 2/1
2 over 1
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Pete C and John
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1NT or 1C
Michael, I believe you are missing the gain vs loss aspect. Consider if doing the "right" thing 100 times gains 60. You have to consider the size of the gain. Gains 20% of a board * 60% is an increased expected value of 12%. Loses 60% of a board * 40% is ...
What's the ethical thing to do when partner misreviews auction?
"What's a 2 opening show?" ummm Strong.
What does a hesitation suggest here?
I answered. It does not show anything, it is more than likely a player simply working out what is going on and deciding if 3 would elicit a pass or correct response. I believe a hand with extras would just bid 3N, so I doubt it's that until ...
Common Leb mishap
We all judge slightly differently. In my judgement, a hand that thought 2N was a good idea should not be bidding 3N with the UI. My test is pretty simple. If asked, and partner explained 2N as invitational, then bid 3, we would know 3 was to play ...
What's the ethical thing to do when partner misreviews auction?
Your title implies misreview of auction. You have to correct that at once. Your text implies the opps asked what the bids mean as opposed to asking for a review. Maybe they asked "what does 2 show?" or maybe they asked "please explain the auction." It's not really ...
Transfers after 1NT - 2C - 2D?
Interesting idea Tony. So you give up on stayman followed by 2 showing a weak 4,5 hand, so I suppose you just transfer to hearts directly. But then you gain double the space on the rest of your bids. This would let you do some interesting things like ...
Common Leb mishap
I agree with Ken that can't is the wrong word. Mayn't seems more appropriate since we have seen all sorts of players are capable of making bids that are influenced by UI.
1NT or 1C
I kind of admire the 1 try. I bet it even silences the opps better than 1N(because of range requirements to overcall). Had I thought of it before posting, I might have given it more serious consideration.
1NT or 1C
All of the reasons 1N might work out worse than 1 are going to have the same problem for the rest of the field, and I am still going to do better than them in the rest of the play unless it's the finals of a national event ...
What does a hesitation suggest here?
You are entitled. I don't think it suggests anything about 3. I think it suggests he was afraid is partner would stubbornly refuse to pass 3 and was deciding what crazy hand partner held, and perhaps deciding if partner would think 3 would be forcing. Given ...

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