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Linda Marshall
Linda Marshall
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Member Since
July 31, 2011
Last Seen
11 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
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ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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John, it was a 10K national event.
The point of this post is that dummy is asking questions about the auction after it's over.
That happened to me at an NABC. Dummy (the pro) asked, I called the director, he said the dummy couldn't ask questions, then the client asked and the director didn't have a problem with her asking.
What to do
If your agreement is that a new suit at the 5-level shows a first-round control, what's the alternative for an aceless hand with extra tricks?
What to do
In OP's auction, the weak hand could have been asking because opener jumped to game and responder had no aces to cue bid. In a 2N auction, it's normal for the weak hand to be captain.
What to do
"Bid again with 3" seems like an unworkable agreement when applied to a hand that's already shown substantial strength (as in this case, when answerer has opened and then jumped to game opposite a potentially minimum response, or when the answerer has opened 2N or 2C). Why can't ...
Advise the Tournament Chair: When a BAM movement gets whammed ...
Having inadvertently run one session of imp pairs (and imp teams if you cross-imp the event), you could have run the second session the same way and determined the top 4 teams to advance based on cross-imps for the two sessions. That at least eliminates the difficulty of comparing apples ...
If you've agreed that double asks for the lead of a particular suit, there still isn't much of a negative inference from failure to double. Even if partner wants that suit led, partner isn't going to double unless partner thinks there's a good chance (how good ...
Full Disclosure
I don't think "we don't have a weak 2 available" is a complete disclosure. Whatever trick-taking and suit quality agreements you have for a 3 bid in that seat should also be included. But if you don't have a weak 2 bid available, that ...
Full Disclosure
At any level of game, if opps ask me about partner's 3D opener and we're playing a 2D opener as something other than natural and weak, I'll include in my explanation that we don't have a weak 2D available.

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