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Larry Lowell
Larry Lowell
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 21, 2010
Last Seen
5 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. 78% game in 2017 playing 2/1 in 5 table game.
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
Mosca Strong Club
Strong Club with Canape
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Copy of Precision - Lowell/Donner
Precision Club - with transfers
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Copy of Larry and Steve
Mosca Club, Canape
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Two-suited Overcalls
I use RJO (Roman Jump Overcalls) to show 4-5 hands in touching suits.
Fundamental Principle
We play attitude leads and mark 2nd and 4th best from weak suits. On the ACBL CC you can circle both 4th best and 2nd best. I would avoid leading from Q542 unless it is the unbid suit. I might lead the 5 instead of the 4 or the 2.
Curoiser and curioser...
I support you Steve, your obligation is to explain your agreement and alert as necessary. You did all this correctly. Did you make 2 tricks?
Slightly unusual weak 2 - how to disclose?
We play Bailey 2-bids and we alert them as you should yours. 7-11 hcp, 6-cds or 5-4 distribution. If a major promises 2-cds in the other major.
Late Start in USA - Spain Match
ATTACK was played when behind 40 or more IMPS in the 3rd or 4th quarter of a KO. 1 of a Major was 8-15 hcp and 1NT 10-12 and 2NT a preempt in a minor (soon outlawed). They played Attack nV vs. V in KOs. Changed to 2 vulnerabilities if ...
Learn Precision in 15 minutes
'Better Bidding in 15 Minutes - Expert Bidding in a Week," Howard Schenken, 1963. In November 1962, Howard offered to partner with Richard L. Frey if he would play Schenken's system in the Bermuda Regional. "As he had never played it before, I coached him for about fifteen minutes. Then ...
Precision - NT ranges w/o Kokish 1!H and w/o 2NT strong/balanced?
1 - 1 - 1 - 1 (0-4 hcp, dbl negative without 3) - 2 What is the distribution? We play it as 4 & 5, but how do you play it? 5 and 4?
Precision - NT ranges w/o Kokish 1!H and w/o 2NT strong/balanced?
Our Mosca Club is 1 forcing always 15+ hcp, usually balanced (75%), clubs primary (20%), or very strong (5%). 1 - 1Y - 1NT = 15-18 1 - 1Y - 2NT = 19-20 1 - 1Y - 2 = Artificial and asking for As & Ks (Beta like), 21+ or 4-losers. 2NT Opening is 5-5 ...
Opening 2N for the minors. Is including a strong possibility 4 losers or less a good idea?
2NT openings are notorious slam killers if strong.
Precision - NT ranges w/o Kokish 1!H and w/o 2NT strong/balanced?
Interesting Corey. We use Jump rebids of 2 and 2 as 5M & 4,5 unknown minor since those are our problem hands as we use 1 as Kokish (20-21 balanced, or 4+) and 1 as 4-cards and a possible Canape into a 5-cd minor.

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