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Linda Marshall
Linda Marshall
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 31, 2011
Last Seen
7 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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Drop ins to the Blue Ribbons
I had the impression that, when pair events accommodated drop-ins from team events, the number of qualifiers was determined taking into account the likely number of drop-ins and was therefore lower than it would have been with no drop-ins allowed. I remember one time narrowly qualifying with a pair of ...
Las Vegas Lodging
It's a different host hotel than the last Las Vegas NABC.
Open Memphis Discussion Thread
I ate at Westy's twice and enjoyed both meals (though they were overwhelmed by the crowd and the service was terrible the second time).
Bright and Zeller Win Imp Pairs
Congratulations, Greg. That's really great!
Escaping after partner opens a weak NT
Also, depending on your escape methods, you probably have a better chance of running to your best spot after they double.
Was this a fielded psyche and is the psychic bidder allowed to coach his client when the director is called?
I don't know exactly how often the 4-4 major suit fit plays at least a trick better than notrump, but it's probably at least 85% of the time (and many of the hands in which notrump plays the same or better involve slammish values, not the marginal game ...
Was this a fielded psyche and is the psychic bidder allowed to coach his client when the director is called?
For some pairs it's a slam try and not COG; it just can't be a psychic control.
Was this a fielded psyche and is the psychic bidder allowed to coach his client when the director is called?
If your agreement is that 3N is choice of games then I don't think you're allowed to pass because you know your partner sometimes psychs 1. It's only when partner makes an impossible bid (or if the opponents give away the show) that you can field ...
Was this a fielded psyche and is the psychic bidder allowed to coach his client when the director is called?
If 3N by the pro ends all auctions then it's an illegal psychic control.
Ethical or not?
If you choose your spot well, you can make a mistake that doesn't cost any matchpoints. Then you can point your error out to your partner and you're still not pitching anything to anyone. It might be hard to find that opportunity near the beginning of a session ...
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