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John Swanson
John Swanson
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Member Since
Aug. 29, 2015
Last Seen
July 3
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I was a very successful tournament player in the 1970’s, representing the ACBL in four Bermuda Bowls, winning the title in 1977.  My partners and teammates were among the best ever.  My play is now limited to BBO.  I have been moderator of the Western Conference Forum bidding panel for the last seven years.  Check out past issues at:

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ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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Roland Wald R.I.P.
Roland, to me, was BBO commentary. I had the pleasure of working many sessions with him, both text and voice. Now, what do we do? Who will speak? Who will encourage? I trust BBO can find some way to honor his remarkable contributions.
Should bridge authorities be able to tell us what we can bid?
That would be Walsh. He also tried 1NT with seven hearts AKQ - then, in response to Stayman, bid 2D. That one didn't work so well.
Last Game at the Club
It was Dean Cook's club! Senior error.
A dog made LM?
I don’t believe that “I Ron Duke” quite made it to Life Master status. He, however, was well on the way until he was nailed. I played as the Duke in a sectional with Roxy Violin, finishing second. I later received inquiries from ACBL headquarters but nothing came of ...
It's Not Bridge, But ...
If you knew the DK was at your right, duck the club queen, eliminate hearts, toss West in with the club king.
Hoffman v Coles - The Psych from Brd 19 Women's QF8 of 8 - 8/12/19 Australia
Excerpt from the Western Conference Forum, December 2018 bidding forum (which I moderate): 4. North-South vulnerable, IMP scoring, West is dealer, you are South holding: S-A94 H-AK732 D-2 C-AKJ9 South West North East 3D Pass 3H* ? * Forcing, not conventional. J.S.: I firmly believe that a double of any new-suit ...
John Swanson Master Solvers in D22Forum Croak?
Support redouble disaster and missing WC bulletins
At the Boston Nationals of 1970, a redoubled 1NT contract was played, declarer taking all the tricks. After the session, someone came up to Al Roth and asked, “Al, what’s 3110?” In tempo Al replied, “That Stoney’s score when 4000 is average.”
Sometimes opponents make deceptive leads. If you are unwilling to make an assumption about the layout of the spade suit based on the spade ten lead, then please note how it affects your play of the hand. The reason for this post was to analyze what the best play from ...
Stats adjusted in the text.

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