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John Miller
John Miller
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Member Since
May 16, 2011
Last Seen
10 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I have been living in Discovery Bay, California for a couple of years now. My wife learned to play during her nights off when our oldest son was a newborn. He is now 16 and both he and his younger sister have learned to play. They play at all of the youth nationals and I hope the family plays in a Swiss someday.


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. Last spring I got to be in the pit band for Cats, with my daughter playing Grizabella, and this spring I look forward to being in the pit band for South Pacific.

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 a club game with my daughter when she was 11, won 1998 Devon Duplicate
Regular Bridge Partners
Stephen Drodge, Lynn Shannon, Cris Barrere, Robbie Hopkins
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ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Liam Milne's bidding problem: A AK7 AT93 T7432
The problem is created by a defense where the first double shows "values." Hopeless guess now.
John Miller's bidding problem: J754 AKQ86 A AJ8
I don't think it makes sense to cuebid Ax here. Partner knows you have at least two spades, so the second one has to go somewhere, and now you're getting quite speculative. But, it is undiscussed.
Somedays you are the windshield
I think your title is backward. On this deal you were the bug. Ah, I see you say that at the end.
Penalty or responsive?
What difference does it make that partner is a passed hand? Doesn't that make it more likely that you are sitting over the heart rebidder with a stack? No raise, and partner has to have some distribution (i.e. not a doubleton heart) to be coming into the live ...
Penalty or responsive?
Responsive only when there has been a raise.
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
I only played against Walt a few times, but I remember Marty fondly and can easily picture this conversation in the men's room.
When Partner Overcalls 3N in 2nd seat.
Through 4
When Partner Overcalls 3N in 2nd seat.
I distinguish the relay followed by 4N as a weak two-suiter, and a direct 4N as a slammish, forcing two-suiter. A similar distinction among cuebids is available if the preempt was in spades.
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
It's an established word. Those of us with a logician's education prefer the Latin "Tu Quoque"
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
The biggest issue of Lancaster was that the state of Pennsylvania had decided that the months around the tournament were precisely the right time to reconstruct the main road outside the host hotel. That turned what is often a difficult traffic situation into gridlock. In that era, Pennsylvania often tore ...

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