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Larry Robbins
Larry Robbins
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Member Since
March 23, 2015
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Bridge Player
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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Gold Life Master
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WOLFSON is Senior USA2
Nice going...good luck in France.......
Seniors USA 1 Swing Hand
Whether you bid 6 diamonds or not, the think/doublethink Spy/Counterspy may not apply here..there are so many variables in the bidding, it is always iffy as to whether the auction would go the same way at the other table......
How does the GF over minors affect XYZ responses?
I think most pairs are better off keeping things a bit simpler....I used to play a complex structure over the 2NT transfer, after the 3 club bid but: is it worth all the memorization for a bid that MAY come up once in 10 years??.....There are so many ...
What am I missing?
You have way too many clubs to even consider doubling; even if it went 3 spades on your right, you have to just bid to a club slam; even 4 spades on your right(he probably has 8 or 9, V vs. NV) if you had only 2 clubs ...
This doesn't happen in the textbooks.
With the reverse, partner rates to have only 3-4-5 points; the best hope is that declarer is void in spades, cannot get there; K of clubs makes a little more sense with Ax in dummy.....
Congratulations Sharon Osberg and teammates
very very nice.......
Chester Johnson RIP
Nice guy and a good player........
slip of the tongue ?
"thought-wave"......unique expression......
Both SOS....These XX's at levels lower than game are almost always SOS...If you are pretty sure you will make, do you really want to give them a chance to run? You can make a case for(rarely) a "pseudo-business" XX, mostly after bidding 3NT in a competitive ...
What is the bridge system that has most impressed you?
Ian, I actually do have a system for this hand(sort of): I play "Robins Nest"(written up in Bridge World), GF, opening 3NT=6+ spades, 5+ another suit, 1 to 5 loser hand only; I would open 3NT, partner bids 4 clubs(usually) to find out 2nd suit; if ...

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