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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

President unit 448 (Spokane/Eastern Washington).   Bridge Teacher.  Substitute director. Available for lessons on BBO or live bridge.   If you are ever in Spokane, look me up for a game!

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
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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Strategy at Swiss Teams (20VP scale) vs. IMP Pairs?
At teams, you play as if your opps are capable of taking all their tricks. At IMP pairs you assume the opposite. Game swings have the same reward either way. At IMPs, you bid a tight game, they set you, you lose IMPs. At IMP pairs, you bid a tight ...
Emily Middleton's bidding problem: QJxxx x ATx Kxxx
Not risking bidding 4.. opps can find their real save.
Steve Stewart's bidding problem: J94 AKJ63 KQ QJ3
Support with support. If we are going to bid a slam it will need good spades, the diamond ace, and club shortness. We probably don't need the Queen of Hearts, even if partner has 3 since that hook rates to be on. AKQxx xxx AJxx x produces a fine ...
Karel de Raeymaeker's bidding problem: K5 3 AJ8642 K982
Partner did not bid a competitive 4, partner jumped to 4. I think I have what he needs for slam. Let's see if the opps let me play it there. I will be much happier doubling 7.
Rajeev Bansal's bidding problem: Q4 AK AK85 K7643
Over 4, partner bids 4, I bid 5, and partner will know slam is cold with the club Q in addition. Don't see why I have to be captain on every hand. If I just needed keycards, I'd have asked for them.
Bud Hinckley's bidding problem: 9652 AQ 8642 AJ5
1N followed by 3 shows this hand. Having started with 1, I don't think partner will ever be able to evaluate opposite an invite. So I blast and hope for a 9 count... x KJxxx xx KQxxx
Barry Dehlin's lead problem: AQT92 AJ7 Q 7543
Won't the Ace accomplish the same thing, while catering to declarer having Kx and dummy Jxx?
Revoke Prevention Responsibility
I play in a club where the average age is 80 or so. Had a table the other day that averaged 90. I have partnered a 94 year only on multiple occasions. They revoke multiple times a session, sometimes multiple times a hand. Asking, particularly when they are declarer, saves ...
Walter Schmid's bidding problem: KQJT52 752 A7 K4
I can accept 3 (a king or better more than minimum) or 3N (sound minimum). The 6th spade and excellent controls make this a 3 call for me. 4 should be reserved for truly bad hands. Never a 6 card suit. Never 2 keycards. At most 13 ...
What is you plan?
If you find a 5-3 spade fit instead of a 5-4 heart fit, you will have a hidden asset since hearts are not revealed. This benefit may well apply even if Spades is an equal or better fit. Also, what do you do if opps bid 4 over 3 ...

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