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Linda Marshall
Linda Marshall
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 31, 2011
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I'm from the Washington, DC area.

I usually attend 2 or 3 NABCs per year.  I've reached the stage where I'm disappointed not to qualify for the second day (I often get to the second day) and pleasantly surprised to make the overalls.

I'm the president of my unit and a frequent bridge volunteer.

I'm an attorney.  My other hobbies are dancing, hiking, and knitting.

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
I had a 60% session in platinum pairs once.
Favorite Conventions
Transfer responses to 1C, transfer lebensohl, xyz, flannery, reverse flannery, mini-splinters, kickback, Robinson (multi-landy), scrambling 2N
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
Linda Marshall and Monique Smith
Power Precision
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Linda Marshall and Steve Schatzow
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Linda Marshall and Mary Tenenbaum
2/1 with transfer responses to 1!c
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Two over one GF game tries
The current district 6 website is, but I see that they only have a very limited number of Robinson Roundtable articles there (and their newsletter issues online only go back a few years too).
How far to go for full disclosure
Sometimes the opponents need to know from you about a substantial likelihood that partner forgot, but in this auction everyone can work that out from your explanation and partner's break in tempo. What could partner possibly be thinking about unless she forgot?
Bridge is getting harder to play
In the Washington, DC area (which is an expensive real estate market), most of the bridge games are in senior centers, rec centers, churches, and synagogues because the space is affordable. We haven't had dedicated bridge space for a long time (and even when we did, it could only ...
Tanking to get a read
When declarer is trying to guess a queen, I would expect both defenders to be equally alert. Both of them want him to guess wrong.
Tanking to get a read
Discarding from that hand isn't always that easy. Partner might need count in a particular suit first, or you might need to pretend to protect a suit to avoid giving the show away to declarer (and it's not obvious which suit that is). Or one of your x ...
Ethical, questionable or cheating?
The tank could have been to choose between 2 and 3, in which case avoiding making a slam try because of the tank would be wrong.
Ethical, questionable or cheating?
Sometimes it would be obvious that only one player has anything to think about, even if the other players' bids are shown at the same time to each player.
Ethical, questionable or cheating?
It's reasonable to want to know how many trump declarer expects because that's a good indication of declarer's minimum trump holding.
Should This NLM Stay in his Lane?
Yes, the finesse would have been free if taken at the first spade trick but now isn't. My point is that, since her partner chose to pull the double rather than sit, and defending 2 gives them a plus score, there's more matchpoint upside to taking the ...
Should This NLM Stay in his Lane?
Apart from Michael's point about having to have the king for his raise, taking the finesse is essential if it wins and unlikely to be that bad if it loses. If it loses, then they were making 2 for -110 (and -100 still beats that), and if it ...

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