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Larry Sealy
Larry Sealy
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 12, 2010
Last Seen
5 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me
Retired from missile defense industry. I played a lot from 1975-1987, then took about 15 years off from bridge when raising kids and coaching baseball, basketball, softball, and soccer. Then, I played 1-2 Nationals and little else for another 10 years until retiring. Since then, I've had a chance to play a lot more. Currently serve as VP, Recorder, and BOG (1st Alternate to the BOD) for D10.
United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
1st 2013 Fast Pairs, 2nd 2013 Wernher Open Pairs, WBF World Master
Regular Bridge Partners
Jim Foster, Jim Munday, Wafik Abdou
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Huntsville, AL
Favorite Tournaments
Nationals, World Championships
Favorite Conventions
Kickback, XYZ, Good-Bad 2N (yes a bad name), Power 2N after 1M-1N, Intermediate Jump Overcalls at 3-Level when Vul, Mixed Raises (whenever possible), transfers after 1x-1y-2N, Fit Showing Jumps, Transfer Lebensohl.
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
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The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
F.E. Manoppo (and a number of other Indonesian players) competed in the most recent ACBL NABC, as well as several preceding tournaments. They did extremely well in the tournaments leading up to Atlanta, and had pretty decent results there. Best was a 17/32 in the Spingold.
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
@Ian: In the US, your bet is also returned. If you bet $100 @20/1, and win, you get back $2000 plus your original $100.
10 card Solid or almost solid suits.
At the 2006 Dallas Spring NABC, playing the finals of the Jacoby Open Swiss, I picked up: x AKQJ10xxxxx xx none. At favorable, RHO opened 1. I bid 5. LHO thought for awhile and doubled -AP. Dummy had 2 hearts and the K-6th of s - nothing else. Opps ...
Mark Jones's bidding problem: K52 K863 KQ4 QT8
The auction was a little different at my table: 1-1-(1)-2-(2)-3-3. I think it painted a better picture of partner's hand.
WBF Anti-Doping Regulations
When this was happening, cigarette (and even cigar) smoking was allowed at the table. I think the lingering odor of another substance would have been the least of your problems.
WBF Anti-Doping Regulations
This is a bi-product of the push for Olympic status. I would posit that most banned drugs would not help someone's bridge playing ability. Maybe ADHD meds or amphetamines (or the like). Surely not steroids, THC, or many others on the list.
WBF Anti-Doping Regulations
I can remember when teams would go to the stairwell between rounds of a Swiss to "burn one." But this was long ago (early 80s).
Larry Sealy's bidding problem: T64 98 A2 AQ9532
OK, so if you want to change the conditions of contest, assume that 3 just promises another bid. If you bid 3 and partner bids 3, what now?
"If you had a hand that was suitable for Keycard, but were constrained by your methods to cue-bid instead, wouldn't you have a 4♥ cue-bid?" OK, so you control bid 4. Partner's s aren't good enough to control bid 4, so he has to bid ...
Larry Sealy's bidding problem: T64 98 A2 AQ9532
That's the conundrum. With only 2s, there's a decent chance partner can't bid. But you have no good call here.

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