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Larry Lowell
Larry Lowell
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 21, 2010
Last Seen
an hour ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

District 7, Unit 165, East Tennessee.

Retired Chemical Engineer.

I have most system books in English and a few in Italian and French.

2019: Looking for Strong Club partnership, District 7, TN, GA, NC, SC, V

Country
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, Naida Lamb, 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
PrecisionL
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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Copy of 2/1 Stephi
2 over 1
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2/1 Jerry - Larry
2 over 1
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Pratt Precision
Jeff Pratt = Larry Lowell
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Copy of Larry Lowell + Steve Moese
Transfer Precision
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Problems with a strong 2!c Opening Bid
Adding the Italian responses to 2 Opener (18-20 balanced): 3: 5-4 in the majors (3 asks for longer major) 3: 4-4 in the majors Note: If opener does not accept the transfer, shows stronger hand with 3-4 losers Using the Pit Bulls responses to 2 ...
Recent Publications on Unusual Systems
I finally purchased "Hein Two-Suited System & PBA" 379 pages in 8 x 11 format with 230+ hands from duplicate games. Warning, it is a canape based system with a forcing club with Ace showing responses to 1.
Do we want to be in slam here?
I bid the hands with several systems that I play and could not find the slam.
What are opponents entitled to
Yes, depending on seat or vulnerability.
Mathematically, when should you make a game try (and which one)?
In club bridge I see too many poor games bid thinking that 50% is good enough (even if they could determine accurately during the auction).
Mathematically, when should you make a game try (and which one)?
? When declarer has a 6-loser hand and partner raised to the 2-level, there is no game because partner did not make a limit raise (3-cover cards). Since a Pair Contest usually requires 60% to win, bidding 50% games / slams does not seem like a winning strategy.
Mathematically, when should you make a game try (and which one)?
4M X V +1 = 990
Bridge World Magazine Back Issues
LOL Selling or Buying?
National Home Bridge Day
It appears that my memory is incomplete. :(
When does a "Takeout Double" of 1!C become Ineffective?
We play Power TO X (15+ hcp), thus the club length is immaterial. However, if are less than 3, we pass with up to 14 hcp for one round without a good suit to bid.
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