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John Adams
John Adams
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Basic Information

Member Since
Oct. 24, 2011
Last Seen
50 minutes 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 questions can you ask about opponents' bidding and play, and when can you ask them?
I will sometimes ask what a bid means when I already know the answer if the bid was alertable and there was no alert. It avoids MI problems.
Why does Harvard hate bridge?
Looks like I learned a new word to avoid being flagged by PC police. Sorry, did not know that one was bad. Word removed from my post.
Style Poll
Craig, I disagree completely. You can be more aggressive when your bid has safety than you can be when your bid does not have safety. Look at my example hands to understand.
nonsense, at least as far as the U.S. is concerned. From IRS guidelines on professional athletes: "An athlete is an employee or an independent contractor depending upon the sport involved and the terms of the contract under which he/she performs. In team sports, such as football and baseball ...
Style Poll
Craig, Opener will raise with 16(value) and support. We are not missing games. I would raise on KJxx xx AKxx Axx and game would still be bad opposite the AQxx xx Qxxx xxx example of a maximum non-jump.
where did east-west go wrong on this hand
I could not get past East's lame pass of 2.
Style Poll
Mike, Almost every one of my bridge bidding lessons is to get people understanding shape fit and controls matters more than points. When we know we have a big trump fit, and auctions are competitive, we bid more. "but I had 9 points" is commonly heard by people that just ...
Style Poll
Bergen's evaluation does not consider that we might be playing a 7 fit in a 4 card suit when we jump. So my being more aggressive with 5 is more than just this 1 point difference. I want to be aggressive with known fits, and less aggressive with uncertain ...
I would like to hear from Mr. Rona. What does he think is the issue? Are we making progress? Any chance of getting him into the well?

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