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Ken Rhodes
Ken Rhodes
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Member Since
June 15, 2011
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40 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
(1) A year (1962) of Student Union bridge at University of Maryland (2) St Louis Open Pairs w/Steve Robinson 1963
Bridge Accomplishments
none
Regular Bridge Partners
none
Member of Bridge Club(s)
The Villages Duplicate Bridge Club
Favorite Tournaments
Outer Banks Sectional, Kill Devil Hills, NC
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A tough hand from a club night
...and you also lose your second entry to your hand to repeat the spade finess if West has four.
Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: --- Q9x A8xx AQ8xxx
If partner's double means Do Something Intelligent, then he has at most six spades, and likely only five. This means the opponents have a heart fit and also a spade fit. That leaves relatively few cards for them in the minors, which means they aren't going to establish ...
Fake it 'til you make it
Richard, I suspect when you picked up your hand you had a momentary pang that you weren't playing Flannery. Even though you might not like the convention, you might have wished that on this particular hand you'd had a way to show your exact holding with one quick ...
Appeal from Kansas City
I think there is a default standard, and I think David Y nailed it just above: The standard meaning of a cue bid here would simply be a GF hand lacking direction.
Appeal from Kansas City
Ed, you're pretty good on the rules, so perhaps you can clarify this for me. If I open 1NT and my partner bids 2 I "announce" by saying the single word "transfer" while simultaneously showing the Alert card. The announcement is in fact a specialized form of an ...
National Bridge Organization?
Ed, I think Gene was addressing his characterization to David. (Gene, please correct me if I'm mistaken.)
National Bridge Organization?
Yes, Steve, but the eligibility requirements do not stipulate entrants limited to Earth. It's just a historical fact that the organizers have never received an extraterrestrial application...yet. Speaking of which...whether they're called Nationals (back in the day) or NABCs (now), it appears that some furriners occasionally ...
Zach Grossack and Mikael Rimstedt Win Silodor
That name Grossack keeps showing up. Those fellows must be pretty good.
How do we get to the !@#$% NT game?
I apologize for that last, Dave. I've deleted the gratuitous generalization. Meanwhile there's still that lingering dilemma. When responder isn't strong enough to keep bidding, then failure of opener to raise with three trumps to a good honor, with a singleton on the side, seems to me ...
How do we get to the !@#$% NT game?
So then see Greg above, both here and in his earlier reply to Adriano. When responder has a mediocre 3-5-(2,3), he'll likely pass 1. In that case, by rebidding 1 instead of raising hearts you can "back" into playing your bad spade 4-3 instead of ...
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