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Mike Heins
Mike Heins
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 11, 2016
Last Seen
18 hours ago
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 1994, 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. Will make my run at being on the McKenney list in 2018 -- so far so good.

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, Robert McClendon, Lyle Holloway
Favorite Tournaments
Champaign Regional
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
Terry Goodykoontz - Mike Heins
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Lyle Holloway - Mike Heins
2 over 1
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Ned Horton
2 over 1
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Dave Loeb - Mike Heins
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James Walter
2 over 1
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GIB 2/1
2 over 1
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Bharat Rao & Mike
2 over 1
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Robert McClendon
2 over 1
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Mike Heins's bidding problem: JT93 642 AT8 KQ6
RHO had essentially psyched, and it went P-P-P. +150 with 3NT cold. LHO had her pass with Qxxx xx xxx Axxx. Partner had Q AQT KQxxx JTxx
Mike Heins's bidding problem: K53 A42 A742 Q83
I did tell the player it was clear-cut. He hadn't heard of Bridgewinners, so I told him I would put it up there. :)
Mike Heins's bidding problem: T4 K T743 AKQJT3
KJx QTxxx Qxx xx, I believe. I think the 430 was caused by a pitching error, but it was teams and I didn't record all four hands.
Mike Heins's bidding problem: T4 K T743 AKQJT3
I considered all the mentioned actions at the table. Actually chose 3C, which led to a 3N bid by partner and +430. Ace of Hearts opening lead from Q98xx AJxx Jx xx is required to beat it.
Tom Allan's bidding problem: QJ8 K9754 J2 QJT
The decider for my Puppet bid is that 2D could get doubled for a lead. Otherwise I would play with the field and bid that.
Interview with Gavin Wolpert
No luck on Pocket Casts with "thesettingtrick". But then I tried the three words and -- bingo.
Interview with Gavin Wolpert
Enjoyed the podcast. I encourage you to continue, loved the content. I have lots of suggestions about mechanics, but I am sure you will get that from people you know and trust.
Interview with Gavin Wolpert
Could you put the podcast up on Pocket Casts, Stitcher, and other services? They may find you without you doing anything, as they seem to have most stuff, but I am not familiar with how you get wider distribution.
Paul Gipson's bidding problem: --- KQ98652 --- AQ8654
Also an original 6C bidder, but must bid 7H now.
Adam Parrish's bidding problem: 86 653 AJ82 AJ62
I'll get excited if partner bids again.

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