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Mike Heins
Mike Heins
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 11, 2016
Last Seen
Nov. 18
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Started playing bridge in 1971, won 200+ points by 1976. Lost all points in Memphis fire (no cycle card to reinstate). Started from zero in 1982, made life master with infrequent tournament play by 1990. Stopped playing again in 1992, and was effectively playing a couple of sessions a year until 2014.

Began playing again in 2014, starting to get tougher and to play with more discipline. Retired in November 2016, and after some play in 2017 plan on attending a lot of tournaments in 2018.

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Losing by 3 in first round of Spingold
Regular Bridge Partners
Terry Goodykoontz, Dave Loeb, James Walter, Lyle Holloway
Favorite Tournaments
Champaign Regional
BBO Username
Heinsey
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
Terry Goodykoontz - Mike Heins
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Lyle Holloway - Mike Heins
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Ned Horton
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Dave Loeb - Mike Heins
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James Walter
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Thanks to BBO, Viewgraph Operators, and Commentators!
I enjoyed being a "spotter" for the commentators, keeping them informed of events in the other room or in other matches. This allows them to keep the spectators up to date on the progress on the board in the other room before the result posts. Also did some analysis to ...
2 world championship questions
No play data for France-NZ since NZ retired. You can find the Senior at: http://db.worldbridge.org/repository/tourn/lyon.17/microsite/Asp/BoardAcrossKO.asp?qboard=013.05.SF.1445&qphase=SF And Ladies at: http://db.worldbridge.org/repository/tourn/lyon.17/microsite/Asp/BoardAcrossKO.asp?qboard=013 ...
Hendrik Sharples's bidding problem: 2 K9853 T8542 42
I always consider 4 of a minor to be the equivalent of game for a forcing bid (like 4SF).
Rohit Gupta's bidding problem: KQ94 43 KQ76 AKT
I assume 14-16 NT. Have to double, though it could easily make. Will lead a trump, of course.
Bridge Winners You Hold App Released
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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How do you log in if you are connected via Google? I can't imagine you want me to enter my Gmail password....
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 ...
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