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Larry Robbins
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March 23, 2015
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about me

I still love to play, altho I do worry about the future of our game; I am a neurologist, with a headache center just North of Chicago, and avid hockey player.....

I have won a # of national team titles, including the Trials in 1996(represented the US in Rhodes that year).....

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Defending a “psych”
Joe, I think you are referring to Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principal(which has been expanded, from the original: stating we cannot tell the position of an electron, as our instrument to detect it would influence the position) to all sorts of scenarios(psychological for instance). Schrodinger was a brilliant physicist ...
Defending a “psych”
One problem here is that we are not defining our terms; we need to agree on a definition of a psych; in the above discussion, we have terms" psych, controlled psych, tactical bid, and phrases "2NT does not promise anything", and "2NT does not promise values'....we are: 1. speaking ...
Defending a “psych”
I think it is a clear psych; which is an acceptable bid but not if they do it regularly on similar auctions. 2NT over 2 spades usually would imply game invite values; it does not say "I have something, anything....". This hand could have bid 3 spades(normal), or 3 ...
Billy Rosen Hand
That was Billy..he figured out to do things like that in a flash........
Billy Rosen (1928-2019)
Billy thought fast, bid fast, played fast, played great......
4 H is ok, altho a bit heavy; 4NT with soft values is iffy; and the problem with 5 clubs is, it may get a lead directing X, or if partner does bid 5 diamonds a club lead will be the natural lead.
Are Meckwell leaving the Nickel team?
I have known them forever, it seems; in maybe 1976 or something, Larry Mori and I played with Meckwell in a regional(?Grand Rapids), opponents included Eddie Kantar and (I think) Hamman; we squeaked by(I think their first knockout win), it was very exciting.... They are not only one ...
USA Today
for Geir, who is a good guy, this is terribly unfair; He is on several hormones for legitimate medical purposes, has nothing to do with bridge, and suddenly he goes viral, and is the butt of jokes. It's really not right.
What is partner doing bidding 6!C?
I asume: A. partner thought 4NT was quantitative(many play it this way), and has clubs or B. he answered BW, now skipping over 5H, which would be the cheapest K, he may have a stiff A of clubs. Either way, I would bid 7 clubs, if he is not ...
Do you want to be in 6D at IMPS?
It is not bad, but with a heart lead, this hand can get messy quickly; either 4-1 diamonds or 5-1 spades may easily skewer the contract(but not always)....

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