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John Adams
John Adams
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Basic Information

Member Since
Oct. 24, 2011
Last Seen
Aug. 18
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

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

Country
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
KJADAMS
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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Practice with "Relay Doubles"--our new toy
Curious if there is a structure that uses first denial responses to the relay that would get you to hearts when opener has extras. (paradox bids).
ACBL surcharge at tournaments good or bad?
Or how about having the benefit of dues covered by dues, and have tournament expenses covered by entry fees. Then there is no need for surcharges at all, and no more Hawaii type losses. I've argued for the notion of paying for expenses where they are generated on other ...
Opening 1 NT point range on convention card
I don't know anyone here that is arguing that we should not have full disclosure. But, rare upgrades are different than frequent upgrades. If you upgrade rarely, writing 14+ is actually misleading. Consider. You saw partner psych last year, so now you alert his bid every time he makes ...
How should East-West get into this auction?
But we have the minimum required support for all the unbid suits.
Practice with "Relay Doubles"--our new toy
Right. I don't get being forced to bid 3, unless the relay promises a rebid. Surely there must be some hand of sufficient quality to break a relay in a non-forcing auction.
IMPed Pairs: towards a better datum
So far it's just "complaining or not complaining" which I have measured empirically. I suppose I could create a formula to ensure everyone finished with a 60-70% game. Call it grading on a curve.
How many times?
Why 8 took trick? Because I played the wrong spade. Since I want to be in dummy to lead a diamond, it's hard to see why I would play the 8.
IMPed Pairs: towards a better datum
Your method seems likely to leave average imps as a large negative number. Bridge players don't enjoy having a negative number for their score. Invert your method to leave the same spread but a large positive number. You might see there is little difference, but I assure you in ...
Truly trivial
I find I want to save my controls to use them in the mid-game while forcing others to give theirs up(unless I think I might play every turn). Hence my start with the 9. I start my 4 aces, and I will be forced to play my 5's ...
Opening 1 NT point range on convention card
Yeah Michael, I exaggerated that I did not know anyone. All the novices and intermediates in Spokane have been taught that AK A should be opened. But I do know an old timer or two that won't change their ways (one needs 14 HCP to open and is an ...
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