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Lloyd Rawley
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Member Since
Feb. 10, 2014
Last Seen
Sept. 3
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Bridge Player
about me

Washington D.C. area.  Player and inventor of unusual, moderately successful bidding systems.  Member of Unit Board of Directors since 2014.

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
3rd place in Flight B North American Pairs, Reno 2010
Regular Bridge Partners
Mike Richey, Jason Meyer, Ron Zucker, Clyde Kruskal
ACBL Ranking
None
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I DO NOT Know What To Say.
"One town's very much like another When your head's down over your pieces, brother." --from the musical CHESS I played chess rather than bridge when I was young, but aside from that difference, I completely agree with Alan's assessment.
Hand evaluation question
At the table, I was East. Partner passed the 4H slam try. My stiff king was opposite his AQTx. Trumps were 2-2, and North spared us a guess by leading one. The jack of partner's 4-card suit dropped tripleton so we made 7. Partner then criticized me for not ...
Nice article about chess cheater
According to the accounts I've read, Bloodgood didn't really "rig" the tournaments. The rating inflation was an inevitable consequence of the flaws in the rating system concentrated by a closed pool of players. Bloodgood also held the record for the most simultaneous games of correspondence chess. When he ...
Danger Hand First
Bottom of page 4: you have South winning the Ace of diamonds, but he already played it on the first trick.
I would put this as a bidding quiz but . . .
If you are "ethical" and bid 3NT, will West be "ethical" and avoid leading a spade, which may be the only lead to set the contract? I agree with Richard that pass is the right call.
Asymmetry in Matchpoint Scoring
How could that happen? Wouldn't an above-average score for North-South be a below-average score for East-West?
Do you try to exploit Stolen Bids?
I played against Fishbein last night. But it was the *first* time I'd ever seen it.
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: Jx Kx AKQJxxx xx
Preempter's double after partner's raise to game can also mean: "I want to save, but I'm giving you a chance to leave the double in if you have a strong hand."
I hate my partner
I had a partner pass my strong 2C opener once. (He was a good player, but was distracted by the director making an announcement.) Righty balanced with 2D!
Gerry Gassman's bidding problem: AKQ K AQ AQ87532
It would have helped if you'd stated in the comments that you play 1430 responses and specific kings.
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