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John Adams
John Adams
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Basic Information

Member Since
Oct. 24, 2011
Last Seen
5 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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What to do
It is not part of the convention. You might have this type of agreement with your favorite partner, but it is not a mandatory part of RKC. In RKC, partner is expected to know the difference between zero and three. Rarely there is a hand where partner can't tell ...
TD Ruling
Actually it would make the Spade finesse nullo or free if you have the count. Recall that RHO has to come down to 4 cards after we play 9 minor suit winners. If only one of those cards is spades, then the finesse is not on. If two are spades ...
4-4 OR 5-4?
The 4-4 can be worse if you have some side suit winners and poor intermediates in the 4-4. Axxx AKQJx xx Kx Kxxx T9x xx AQJx In spades we have to lose 1-2 spades. In hearts, we lose no spades.
TD Ruling
Why are you guys analyzing the layouts? It's not relevant. Declarer would have got it right with correct information. We are done.
I apologize for this question
Yes, let's close the barn door after the cows got out. Ed, the issue is not with the same pair doing it differently. That's not my experience. The issue is with each pair doing it differently depending on the hand they happen to hold when the situation comes ...
TD Ruling
I would definitely vote an AWM penalty.
Matchpoint Pariah Contract
+300 will be just fine. East is a lot better off bidding diamonds early.
What is this double?
Right. And if they wanted it to be lead directing, they would have asked. It's not that they are trying to play the bid as 2-way, they just are. I use "they" loosely. Those that have really thought through the situation decide what they want in advance rather than ...
Matchpoint Pariah Contract
I'd have finished in 2. 1 1 2 P
What is this double?
Michael, Do you bid spades with single raise values? Invitational values? Or just with game forcing values?

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