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Mike Dorn Wiss
Mike Dorn Wiss
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 14, 2011
Last Seen
Nov. 23
Member Type
Bridge Writer
about me

Author of "Shadow in the Bridge World" and "How NOT to Play Bridge - The Bridge Seminars of Professor Gaston Gitane-Gauloise"


Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Yukkin' it up at the Hawaii Nationals with Jim McAvoy. Salad days sectionals in Waskesiu, Saskatchewan with Earl (Hog) Knipfel, Ken Robertson, Pat Boyle; Dr. Bill (Luke) Lucas. 7 Fucking Hearts Doubled hand vs. Fred Gitelman.
Bridge Accomplishments
Once managed to count to 13...
Favorite Tournaments
Penticton, Palm Springs (Rancho Mirage), Seaside, Hawaii, Bangkok
Favorite Conventions
"Flowers" (Fit Jumps), Hello
BBO Username
Wisskers. M_DornWiss (Formerly O_Bones)
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: KJ9xxx Txx --- KJxx
I personally decry the modern tendency to bid merely in order to hear one's own voice. It is preferable actually to have a good reason to take action. Overcalling a preempt with a preempt is just bad bridge, but overcalling a three level preempt with a two level preemptive ...
Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: KJ9xxx Txx --- KJxx
I wouldn't take Alfred E. Newman's word on anything, and so far as Alfred E. NeUman is concerned, he's mad as a hatter.:)
Phil Hernandez's bidding problem: Q QT654 T AQ9742
I'm sure that my vote will be in the minority and that most will bid what in my opinion is a pusillanimous 4NT. (I play that a double of 4 is a three suited takeout while 4NT shows a two-suited hand.) I don't expect my partners to ...
Lech Ohrysko's bidding problem: 3 KJT2 AK8765 AQ
I might prefer 3 were that agreed to be a splinter in support of a suit that has never been agreed (gag). I might even like it if it were similar to a jump cue directly after a bid of the suit from RHO showing a solid side suit ...
Mark Jones's bidding problem: KQ8 AJ6 AQ84 A53
5NT was "choice of small slam" between the pointed suits. Give me the same shape and 20 HCP count with KxxAJxAxxxAKJ and I would have bid the same way up until responder's 5NT call, and I would now have rebid 6, choosing the superior eight ...
Barry Dehlin's bidding problem: KJ2 --- KJ3 AKJ9753
What is 3? Preemptive? Fit showing? I don't care. 4 shows my hand type, protects the K, denies four 's, brings partner into the picture, allows me to rebid 4 later if necessary, gives partner the judgment to double the opps should they bid 4 ...
Phil Clayton's bidding problem: Q87 QJ87653 96 A
I play Flowers (fit jumps) in competition and by passed hands. O - I'm not a passed hand? Drat. OK, then I play jumps down as invitational. Betcha I'm in a minority in both cases. The seventh heart sways me; without it I'd simply raise spades with a ...
Ian Rowlands's bidding problem: J8542 KQJ652 K T
Anything but 'Pass' is an "RCA Victor" bid - bidding to hear your "master's" (your own) voice.
Small Sectional Swiss Team Event
Jeff has a good point. Perhaps a solution would be to award monkeypoints in a similar fashion as is done with chess ratings. If one plays a higher ranked team and beats them - even in a short swiss match, they should get more points than if they beat a lower ...
Small Sectional Swiss Team Event
Tim, I concur. It is bad enough that certain petty personality types complain, but worse that the money-grubbing ACBL cowtows to them, afraid that not to do so would drive entrants away. The complainers are basically old fuddie-duddies whose egos attach an unrealistic importance to the acquisition of monkeypoints, a ...

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