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Mike Richey
Mike Richey
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 5, 2013
Last Seen
July 5
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Getting clobbered by Katz, Jacobs, and the Italians in the 2002 Spingold.
Bridge Accomplishments
Third in flight B NAP in 2010. Played in third day of LM Pairs in 2002. Beat a 21-seed and a 38-seed in half-day Spingold matches. Wrote an article published in "The Bridge World" in Feb 2006.
Regular Bridge Partners
Clyde Kruskal, Lloyd Rawley, Ron Zucker
Favorite Conventions
forcing club with transfer responses; 2D natural and weak (5-baggers OK NV); variation of Meckwell over 1NT where 2m shows 4+m with 5M and dbl shows majors or 4M with 5+m instead of m
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Convention Cards and online tournaments (mostly ACBL)
In addition to me not looking at the card, I place it on the table so it's right-side up for my opponents, hence upside-down to me.
Richard Fleet's bidding problem: --- AQJT875 --- T87653
If partner thinks we can set 4, I agree. Can we make 5? No way to tell.
Defense to Strong Club Opening
Playing psycho-suction NV (1 = or , 1 = or , etc.), I suggested to my partners that our X of their 1 should be 5-5 majors with game interest (perhaps an opening hand without wastage) in spite of the big-club opener. What if responder ...
Raphael Hallerman's bidding problem: 3 K9865 Q9 JT954
Partner might even have a stiff for a 1N overcall.
Itzik Ezra's bidding problem: 92 KJ92 J732 T65
1 lead directing. switch the red suits and I'd bid 2 with this bad hand.
Prahalad Rajkumar's lead problem: J752 K872 J5 K85
At these colors partner might have 6 or 7 , so I'm going to lie and lead the 2 (assuming 3/5 or 3/low leads). Sure, you can make up hands where partner needs the count, but I'd rather confuse declarer.
David Caprera's bidding problem: --- AT96 KT98743 T5
While not a great suit, the T98 are helpful fillers. Switch & and I might pass or open 2. Void in the boss suit, I'll get in there with 3 now - hearts schmarts. Except with one of my partners, with whom I have the agreement that ...
David Genne's bidding problem: KQ4 KT985 JT42 7
I bid 2. Advantage of Precision is that I'm in control of this auction, so I can just drop us short of game if there's no fit. In Standard I'd have to worry about partner having a good hand. Alternative is dbl, which can lead ...
Your rarest distribution
Back in the 90s, when clubs went from shuffle and deal to hand records for matchpoints, more than a few people complained about the wilder distributions of the computer-dealt hands. Then some theorized that imperfect shuffling followed by dealing one at a time led to flatter distributions.
Deb Dhar's bidding problem: KQ2 3 T732 QT852
If 3 shows 0-6, then I'm not bidding it. If there's no other way to show a mixed raise, then I'm deciding between 1 & 1N. If 3 shows a mixed raise (which I've played, especially when vul), then I'm bidding that, paying ...

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