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Linda Marshall
Linda Marshall
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 31, 2011
Last Seen
6 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
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1S 2S 2NT
My favorite--2N (over 1S-2S0 or 2S (over 1H-2H) is a nebulous game try--reject, accept, or show cards. Other bids are natural slam tries, and 1M-2M-3M isn't invitational.
Unravelling stoppers
If you're not using 2N as a relay to 3 as part of XYZ (and you play 3 weak instead of natural and slammish), you can use an immediate 2N (as opposed to 2-2-2N) to differentiate between invitational hands with support for opener's minor ...
Would you roll this back?
What's their minimum range for opening 1 with a balanced hand? Whatever it is, South has to assume that partner is near-minimum. But if they're playing a 15-17 notrump then South could be entitled to another try (then partner's minimum is 18).
Is there such a thing as preferred minor
I know a pair who has an agreement to open whichever minor they would prefer to be led, even if the other one is longer.
Another ATB
I was joking about 4 showing 10 tricks. But I thought a standard 5 opener showed a hand that could make 11 tricks in hearts and wants to know if partner has the A or K of hearts but isn't interested in whether you have the A ...
Another ATB
Well, a standard 5 opener shows 11 tricks. So why shouldn't a 4 opener show 10?
Please, One More Time for this Theme
Whatever partner thinks it is, partner probably doesn't think it's a SJS (notwithstanding the failure to alert) unless some of the other jumps are played as SJS. But if partner thinks it's some kind of club bid (weak or intermediate) then the 3 bid suggests extra ...
Please, One More Time for this Theme
Whatever partner thought, it wasn't that 3 was a strong jump shift. I haven't seen a 3-level strong jump shift at the table in decades (though, to be fair, there was a stretch of 15 years or so in there when I wasn't playing bridge).
"Playing Up" - An open letter to Jay Whipple
The procedure is that the directors don't get a list of team members with ACBL numbers until after the event has started (what's turned in before the game is just a card with the name of the team captain, number of players, and masterpoint total).
Please, One More Time for this Theme
Did you call the director or ask him about his bid? I agree that the bid is way out of line but I also think it's out of line to question someone's actions at the table rather than call the director.

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