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Karen (Kate) McCallum
Karen (Kate) McCallum
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Member Since
Dec. 6, 2010
Last Seen
April 25
Member Type
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United States of America

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Ulf Nilsson's bidding problem: 74 A62 A842 A654
Why not double on the first round and avoid getting into this situation?
Fact Instead Of Fiction: A True Report on the Denver Regional
I played against Mark a number of times over a period of 40+ years and always thought him to be one of the most ethical players in the game. I remember an incident from a number of years ago; details are fuzzy now - it's been a long time, but ...
Double Dummy problem from BBO practice
Nice problem, MIchael.
Gene Saxe's bidding problem: 9 Q983 AKQJ2 KJ4
I don't object to 1NT with a singleton when you have an awkward rebid problem. But this hand is way too good. The potential in diamonds cannot be conveyed with ac1NT opening.
Mark Lair - A Class Act
Jack: I couldn't agree more. My own experience with Mark Lair mirrors yours. Always courteous, with ethics above reproach. I recall overhearing him summoning a director to his table to tell him that he had seen an opponent's card and couldn't play the board. I don't ...
Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: AK98x Jx KQ9xx x
I've only glanced at the comments - hard to read because I'm in hospital on strong pain meds - so perhaps someone has already said some or all of this - sorry for any redundancy. In a " fairly light opening bids" context the hand is way more than a minimum thus ...
All the Clues
I thought the same at first but it costs a trick because east will have no entry in the ending and a spade will be pitched on the 4th club.
All the Clues
Alert Required?
I would not think that a natural non-forcing bid by a passed hand was alertable. It would be normal and expected for it to be non-forcing, IMO.
Alert Required?
Jeff: Is this current information? The most recent discussion I had with an ACBL national director on the subject was probably about a year ago, and I was told that no natural 2-bids are alertable because players know that there are different styles and can ask if they want to ...

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