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Larry Lowell
Larry Lowell
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 21, 2010
Last Seen
4 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Retired Chemical Engineer.


I have most system books in English.


2017: Looking for Strong Club partnership, District 7, TN, GA, NC, SC, VA

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing in the Vanderbilt 2002 in Houston and meeting Kathi Wei. Standing in front of Benito Garozzo in Chicago (2015).
Bridge Accomplishments
NAOP-C Winner TX 1998, Winning 3 KOs @ Atlanta Regional 2005, 89 GMP; 1st in Educational Pairs - Virginia Beach 2010 Regional, 67%; ACBL Goodwill Award, Unit 165, 2014. Winning 2015 Knoxville Summer Sectional with 41 SMP.
Regular Bridge Partners
Dwayne Hoffman - Keylime BLM, Robin Kell GLM, Robert Levedsque SLM, Charlotte Rueschenberg DLM
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Knoxville Area Bridge Clubs (Director of Thur AM), Oak Ridge Bridge Association (Teacher)
Favorite Tournaments
Gatlinburg, TN Regional
Favorite Conventions
Strong Club and Canape with 4-cd Majors, 2016: Mosca Club with canape.
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
Copy of Precision - Lowell/Donner
Precision Club - with transfers
Copy to my cards View/Print
USA1 Round of 8, Day 2
I found that Kit has discussed this exact auction for a solid suit in a Precision 1 auction: He adds the J of the suit as a keycard and only promises 6-cards. 4 = Solid suit RKC, other bids are cue-bids agreeing ...
"May be" vs. "Frequently" a *Bad* 5-card suit
4 honors: 0.1% 3 honors: 5.0 % 2 honors: 30% 1 honor (J or better): 47% 1 honor (Q or better): 35% 0 honor: 17.6% Edit: Reference - bridge odds complete by Frost, Kibler, Telfer, & Traub, 1971 (5/7/17, 9:09 am) In reference to opening the bidding ...
USA1 Round of 8, Day 2
Yes you know that, but it doesn't matter. My old notes uses 3NT as the generic Solid Suit. Follow-ons can ask for controls or the suit when unknown. Rigal's version used 4NT to ask for length. Common is to guarantee 7-cds, if so then there are a minimum ...
USA1 Round of 8, Day 2
RM Precision notes at has 1 - 3 as any solid suit. This is new, previously 3 was the solid suit (7-cds). Too bad Berkowitz-Sontag weren't using this approach. Useful space might get them to the Grand. Other 3 bids are various 3-suitors.
USA1 Round of 8, Day 2
The solid suit is AKQxxxx minimum, so the J ask opposite a void is a good design.
USA1 Round of 8, Day 2
Missing the cold Grand is Berkowitz's fault for opening 2 on: x xx Ax AKQJxxxx, a 9 trick hand, good enough to open 1 Strong. Edited 5/4 @ 8:30 am EDT: It seems I have the auction wrong watching it on an IPad, the first two ...
How do you rule?
What does south hold? Edit: Missed it (read it 3X). Defense gets last two tricks. This is an easy one.
Would you have opened and if so, what now?
Other: With an understanding partner, I would open 1.
An Insufficent—Bidding Problem
Yes, call the director. I may want to accept 1 and double.
Balancing on the one level: garbage 1NT. Playable?
Playable. Reverse 1NT and double. Then, only double shows opening values AND balanced hand. Similar to what we play in direct seat, but the double in 4th seat is a little weaker.

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