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Mike Richey
Mike Richey
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 5, 2013
Last Seen
7 hours ago
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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Deb Dhar's bidding problem: A32 A872 T654 92
2 aces are worth more than 8 HCP, so I'm inviting game regardless of partner's reply to Stayman. Vul at IMPs I'd force to game.
Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: AKJx Qx x AKJTxx
Strong enough to pull partner's bid to .
Length Leads against NT
Attitude: low lead means I like them, or at least that I want you to lead them back rather than shift.
"Help-suit" game tries
If 2M+1 is an ambiguous game try and responder (when not always accepting or declining) bids where his secondary values are, then opener can stop with a short-suit try in that suit and go on with a long-suit try in that suit. Information hiding of opener's hand. 1 ...
Which version of Precision?
At least a year ago we switched our Mecklite 1 response to showing 5+ instead of because we were tired of wrong-siding contracts and we didn't see any down side. Only this month am I seeing others doing this (including Moss-Grue in "The Bridge World".
After 2!h double negative to 2!c
2 - 2 suit bid - responder can't pass opener bids new suit - responder still can't pass The club-heart switch is helpful for stopping in 3 or 4. 2 - 2 3 showing - 3 passable 2 - 2 3 showing ...
Best defense against Big Club?
I like psycho NV too. I add that double of 1C is 5-5 majors with game interest. After 1C-1D I prefer Mathe, forgoing CRASH so I have a natural bid in each suit.
Are these weak 2-bids?
Only 12 cards in first hand.
Fleisher and Martel Lead Blue Ribbon Pairs
Schenker & Milton (in 5th place) is a very good non-pro pair local to the Washington-DC area.
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: A85 AJ54 Q62 AK2
I like 5 now, but did not think of it when I voted.

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