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Larry Lowell
Larry Lowell
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 21, 2010
Last Seen
6 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
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Forcing Pass System
PDI - Pass-double Inversion as played by Cohen-Berkowitz is in Sabine Auken's book: I Love This Game, page 162-164.
Your Precision Opener?
Y'all may be correct, but we don't play TAB until later in the auction. Our Beta is the zoom after a support asking bid has a positive response (i.e. Responder zooms to controls with 3-cd or better support). Sorry, I forgot that the old Precision asking bids ...
Your Precision Opener?
That usage (jumping to 2) is a very low frequency. We use a rebid of 1 as a one round force similar to Cohen-Berkowitz Precision. Responder shows his count (and support when 5-7 hcp) with his rebid. If opener has a game force and a one-loser or better ...
Your Precision Opener?
Because we have a different bid for 5 and a 4-cd minor: 1 - 1 - 2 = 5 and 4/4, not forcing.
Your Precision Opener?
1 and rebid 1 over 1 response. I was doing this playing Precision in the 80s. Reference: One Club Complete by Kathy Wei and Judi Radin.
Strong Club: Upgrading Nightmare System for ACBL Summer NABC in Toronto
Yes, I see a problem with 18+ hcp balanced hands. Responder with 6-7 hcp usually won't move over a 1NT rebid, so some 18 + 7 hcp game hands will be missed, rare though. Many 6/7 hcp hands are not worth a raise to 2NT. 15 + 6 is too ...
Strong Club: Upgrading Nightmare System for ACBL Summer NABC in Toronto
I wonder if C.C. Wei knew of NC, Precision is very similar.
Strong Club: Upgrading Nightmare System for ACBL Summer NABC in Toronto
I played at the Nottingham Club in 1999 and yes, they found me a partner to play the Nottingham Club.
Strong Club: Upgrading Nightmare System for ACBL Summer NABC in Toronto
Yes, 1 is always 15+ hcp or a 4-loser hand.
slip of the tongue ?
The J is played. Not a slip of the tongue. Edited 2/24/17 17:20 hrs EST: After reading the comments, I change my vote to allow declarer to win the trick with the K!

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