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Linda Marshall
Linda Marshall
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Basic Information

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

I'm from the Washington, DC area.

In the past few years I've started going to most NABCs.  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 vice 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
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Internet Hotel Marketing Affecting Room Guarantees In Hotel Contracts?
That would be a better system than the current one (where the tournament organizers commit to a number of rooms, the hotel agrees not to sell rooms at a cheaper rate, the hotel then sells rooms at a cheaper rate, and bridge players choose the cheaper rate rather than the ...
What is "Standard" UDCA?
If there's a standard answer to this, I've never heard it. I always ask my partners which they'd rather play.
Desambiguating a weak no trump situation
We open 1C with balanced hands and 1D is unbalanced. We don't open 1C if we can raise a major and the hand is so bad that we'll get overboard if partner assumes a strong notrump.
I find that some of my partners are much better at remembering new gadgets than others (especially gadgets that aren't high frequency).
The trouble is that this sounds like a weak jump shift, so it's not going to work if partner forgets.
Favourite Novelty Conventions
We played a similar system (but didn't include the 4M-3-3-3 hands). It worked well when it came up, and it preserved the advantages of the weak notrump while letting us play in our 4-4 major suit fits.
Bumper Movement Foul-up
If the bridgemates are set to show the names of the players, it should show the names of the bumping pair. The bridgemates are set to reflect the actual movement. At any rate, the bridgemates should show the number of the bumping pair.
ACBL Tests Online NABC Event
There are lots of other NABC titles for events with various restrictions (masterpoints, age, gender), and even the unrestricted events vary greatly in level of difficulty (depending on format and other competing events). This one is what it is, just like all of the others.
NABC Online Tournament
What's wrong with it? It is what it is, and the people who want to play in it will play in it. If you don't like it, don't play in it.
Favourite Novelty Conventions
We included notrumpy 22(54)s but not 6322s. One factor that makes weak notrumps less frequent than strong notrumps is that, if the person with the weak notrump isn't in first seat, anyone who's bidding before that person is more likely to be able to open than ...

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