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John Miller
John Miller
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 16, 2011
Last Seen
an hour ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I have recently moved from Virginia, where I grew up, to beautiful Discovery Bay, California to be closer to my investment business. My wife learned to play during her nights off when our oldest son was a newborn. He is now 14 and both he and his younger sister have learned to play. I look forward to us being ready to play as a team in a Swiss event.


When not working or playing bridge, I like to play the piano and be on my skis - jet in the summer and snow in the winter.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
7th in 2013 Roth Swiss, won 2015 GNT-A, 2012 District 6 GNT double (Open and A), 2011 Machlin Pairs, 2nd in recent club game with my 11-year-old daughter
Regular Bridge Partners
Stephen Drodge
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ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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Convention Chart Revisions
Richard, I read the Definitions section as classifying a standard precision 1 opener as Quasi-Natural. It explicitly says a 1 opener is natural if it contains three or more cards, taking care of all of the unbalanced cases. It also says a 1m opening is quasi-natural if it ...
Road to the GNT Final Four R16 Q4
I remember you giving me the lead problem against 6 in the bar. I suggested a low heart on the theory that if partner had the K a heart trick was more likely to stand up than a diamond if he had the K. However, I am convinced by ...
Is it time for 1 & 7 PM NABC start times (the critical 30 minutes earlier start)
I'm unaware of any current District 21 tournaments for which commuting by BART would be ideal. I hope that does not change. BART has become increasingly unreliable and crime-ridden, especially on weekends and late evenings.
proofredaers wanted!
My kids especially liked that "avoid redundancy" was the answer to two clues.
Is it time for 1 & 7 PM NABC start times (the critical 30 minutes earlier start)
I got the first vote. Close the polls!
proofredaers wanted!
The NYT Sunday crossword recently had an answer "poofread carfuly."
A Calculable Matchpoint Bidding Decision
Turning that last question around again, if 78.6% of the field bids some slam, I only need 6 to be 61% to break even bidding it.
A Calculable Matchpoint Bidding Decision
Partner's hand: T J874 AQJ74 432. You are correct, of course, but we work with what we have. However, we can turn the question around and ask what percentage of the field has to bid the slam to make the risk of playing 6 worthwhile. In a simplified ...
A Calculable Matchpoint Bidding Decision
Steve, I'm not convinced that the opponents holding the A makes a diamond ruff much more likely. To begin with, 1/3 (or 1/4) of the possible cases will be a singleton Ace. Even if the ruff is available, the tendency to cash an Ace on opening lead ...
A Calculable Matchpoint Bidding Decision
This is a good point; I remember it crossing my mind when I was thinking about this while driving, then I forgot about it when writing the article. The specific odds of this are between 25 and 30%, but do not independently combine with the odds of North having the ...

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