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Linda Marshall
Linda Marshall
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Member Since
July 31, 2011
Last Seen
5 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
LMarshall
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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Never a Senior
I thought the point of senior events was to cater to a group whose cognitive skills have changed because of age in a way that affects bridge-related skills. If that's the point, then why not look at the available research and come up with a sensible age cutoff?
Mini-Blue vs. 0-2500 Young Pairs vs. Daily Pairs Difficulty
There is very little difference between the open chart and the open+ chart in a pair game.
Never a Senior
Someone explained the change to me as done to conform with WBF, but it sounds like if that's what they thought they were doing, they got it wrong. This phase-in would be a lot more reasonable than just bumping the age back 5 years just 6 years after bumping ...
Never a Senior
If every 6 years they raise the age by 5 years, letting in one additional year of birthdays (like they did this time), then for 2026 they'll raise the age to 70, and I'll squeak in right before 2032 (when they raise the age to 75).
Bakersfield club game
With 7 hearts and a decent hand, you'd be taking advantage of unauthorized information if you didn't bid 3 even though you know partner might correct to spades.
Bakersfield club game
If west disagreed about what their agreement was (rather than forgot when he bid 2 and then remembered when east explained), west should have said so before the opening lead. That would have at least helped your defense (though it might not have gotten you many matchpoints).
Bakersfield club game
On #1, you can only play double as showing a penalty double of one of their suits if the bid suit isn't one of their ads uits (here, if they used 2 or 2 to show majors). How will partner know whether to pass the double if ...
Found out something this weekend that I did not know (and perhaps some of you may not either?)
@Richard--Part 2 of the Alert Guidelines list the common artificial bids that are excepted from the general requirement to alert artificial bids. Stayman and Blackwood are on that list.
Found out something this weekend that I did not know (and perhaps some of you may not either?)
Right, it's a nonforcing 1N bid that does not meet the definition of natural. #6 on the Open+ chart. But you still can't open a nonforcing 1N with a void. Marty, do you know whether 1N should be alerted if the agreement is that it can contain a ...
Things that made me burst out laughing during Bridge
My grandmother taught that version to my younger son when he was 3, and he said that to people when he was upset at them for a few weeks (he shortened it to "solst wachsen wie a tsibele").
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