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John Brady
John Brady
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 3, 2010
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
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United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Going for 3500 in a GNT qualifier just after the scoring penalties were increased. Partner made a great bid I didn't figure out - raised her void to the seven level. She gave up the game soon after. Four teammates never played with us again. Sorry partner. My fault. Really painful for a couple of years. Now my favorite story.
Bridge Accomplishments
Fell asleep playing on vugraph in the semi-finals of the Senior Knockouts. Haven't revoked in a while. Once upon a time, I was on a winning 0-5000 GNT team. After I retired, made 676 points in sectionals one year. Who can play that much bridge when they've got a real job ... or a family ... or pets?
Regular Bridge Partners
Patricia and Adrian Dovell, Candace Griffey, John Moschella, Julie Zhu, Nancy Mitchell, Craig Hemphill, Charlie Miner, Spike Lay, Bruce Ohmann, Susi Ross, and a cast of thousands ... well, a dozen or so anyway
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Jacksonville (Florida) School of Bridge, St. Augustine Bridge Club, Gainesville Duplicate Bridge Club, Vero Beach Bridge Club
Favorite Tournaments
Spring Nationals, Florida sectionals, District 7 super-sectionals in Atlanta, Palm Beach Gardens Regional, Gatlinburg Regional
Favorite Conventions
Any short-suit showing convention, bids that show the number of trumps partner holds in support of an opening bid or overcall, Smith echo, Trump suit preference, UDCA, Low from odd-3rd from even
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Open Las Vegas Discussion Thread
Open Las Vegas Discussion Thread
Any halftime scores in the GNT???
Open Las Vegas Discussion Thread
Is there a link to follow the GNT results without waiting for the daily tournament bulletin the next day?
Thanks, Fred Gitelman
Thank you, Fred.
Simple question - What honor is "standard"?
Dave: Oops, now you tell me? I'll try to remember in the future.
Question for those playing CYZ
The way I learned it, 3S by Responder in sequence 2 is a game-forcing Spade raise with slam interest because XYZ was available. Since Responder has 2C followed by either 2S or 3S available as invitational bids, there's no need to play sequence 2 as invitational. One could argue ...
If a hesitation can be unethical can a quick bid also?
Mark is right. Do players bid "confidently" when they put a 1C or 1D bid on the table? No. They just put it there. Impassively. If players intentionally bid "confidently" in a competitive auction later rather than with that same impassive demeanor, that's a violation of the rules of ...
Opener's two-level "reverse" after a 2/1 GF
After 1H-2D. here's some common "rules" we're told to follow: (1) You can't rebid 2H unless you have 6, (2) You can't rebid 2S unless you have extra strength, (3) You can't rebid 2NT unless you have the other suits stopped, (4) You can't ...
Best defence to a possibly-short 1C?
Don't hold your breath waiting for that to happen.
How frequent/useful is 1M--3m (nat inv) ? Im looking for hands where responder got INV and a long minor.
What did you replace it with? What do you find to be more useful instead of 1M-3m Invitational?

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