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Larry Lowell
Larry Lowell
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 21, 2010
Last Seen
29 minutes 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.

Ultra Club Relay:

2019: Playing Precision-like system with Steve Moese.  :)

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
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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Balanced 17+-19 hcp hands in competition
Big Bang keeps being changed per Bocchi. For details mentioned by D.L. see the posts on BBO forums, search for Big Bang. I play 2 as 18-20 and 2NT Opening as 21-22 and upgrade or downgrade 23 hcp hands.
Mad-Mexican or Dodgy-Bocchi?
Jammer: 2 opening, 4-9 hcp (a) long spades, 4+ (7%) or (b) short clubs (4%). Bridge World, June 2005
Balanced 17+-19 hcp hands in competition
The Italians (Bocchi-Duboin) play transfers over an opening bid of 2 (18-19 bal): 2 = 4 or more s, don't accept with only 2 2 = 4 or more s, don't accept with only 2 2 = Transfer to 2NT 2NT = Transfer to 3 ...
Balanced 17+-19 hcp hands in competition
The Italian solution is to use 2 as 18-19 balanced and 2 all Game Forcing hands. This approach allows transfers to the majors at the 2-level with weak hands.
Results from Wuhan 44th World Championships
The Bridge Encyclopedia (5th Edition) recommends (a) A and low to the Q, or (b) low to the Queen first and if it loses, finesse the ten next: for 4 tricks (1-loser). 50% odds.
Thinking Twice About Two-Way
Paul, You agree with Richard Pavlicek: use FSF and NMF only for invitational hands.
Any books on Moscito?
Lots of under 10 page references if you google Moscito bridge system. However, site is not available. ...
Get to slam or grand slam with precision methods
Our Strong Club: 1 - 2 (G.F. with 5+) - 2 (asking for support) - 2NT (only 2) - 3 (Beta) - 3NT (3 + 8 =11 missing a K) - 4 (CAB) - 4 (2nd round control = K in this auction) - ? (6 with 3-2 break, how ...
Mulberry Bush
Or in MR's example, use the bid of the singleton as Beta (A+K Controls) and a suit bid as RKC.
Birthday Wish
We were NS and the bidding went 1 - 4 - 6 - - - -980 for a bottom, 11 other pairs only in 4.

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