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Mike Heins
Mike Heins
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 11, 2016
Last Seen
9 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Losing by 3 in first round of Spingold
Regular Bridge Partners
Terry Goodykoontz, Dave Loeb
Favorite Tournaments
Champaign Regional
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
Lyle Holloway - Mike Heins
2 over 1
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2 over 1
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Dave Loeb - Mike Heins
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John Moschella - Mike Heins
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Thanks Gavin! I successfully did this. Look forward to using the app to contribute to and benefit from the tremendous problem-solving facility on BW. Definitely one of the main ways I sharpen my game now that I am back in the competitive whirl.
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Play this slam.
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Mike Heins's bidding problem: AQ QT8542 3 K983
3 is forcing according to my Lebensohl methods. I think Lebensohl then 4 should be a balanced mild slam invite. Since I have a stiff diamond, I think 3 is better. My point for this problem was to differentiate between this and a previous problem hand: ...
Tom Allan's bidding problem: A87 KT862 A8 AQ7
I don't care about controls, we have plenty, so I bid 4S to find out if he likes the idea of slam. I want to know if partner has some tricks. I will pass 5, bid 6 over 5, and bid 5 over 5.
Assess the blame (11)
It is clear that the hand belongs in slam given enough controls. South knows they have them, North does not. Give North a small amount of blame for not just bidding 6S over 4S, because grand is remote after 4S bid and this hand certainly belongs in slam and might ...
What Does It Mean
I see no reason this should not be natural.
Steve Moese's bidding problem: AQ42 AKQJT3 Q 92
To make the best of a bad situation, I bid 6. If 6D was a simple attempt to place contract, they'll probably pass. If it was really 2 and a void, they might bid 7.
Peter Hasenson's bidding problem: A85 AJ63 AKJT5 Q
My good diamond suit argues for 2NT, but my 4 black cards argues for pass.
Tom Allan's bidding problem: KJT3 92 T8765 J3
Well understrength, of course, but perfect shape. At this vulnerability and form of scoring, I think this suffices for a bid.

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