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Mike Richey
Mike Richey
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 5, 2013
Last Seen
2 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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Improving the Seeding Process
Re Bart's comment about the NHL, I wish they hadn't scrapped the reseeding. The NHL (and the NBA) plays an 82-game regular season. Reseeding after every round makes the regular season matter more - if you have a mediocre regular season, you pay big-time in the playoffs. But then ...
Strong Club: Upgrading Nightmare System for ACBL Summer NABC in Toronto
In a system that originated around 1990, we play 1 is 15+ balanced or . 1 includes other suits too, but those suits start at 17 HCP or more depending on which suit it is. Here are our responses: 1: 4+, 0+HCP 1: 4 ...
Strong Club: Upgrading Nightmare System for ACBL Summer NABC in Toronto
In a precision partnership (not the transfer methods I just described) we play 2 and 2 as 10+ to 15, 6+ of the suit. The 2 opener is allowed to have 4 but not 4. With 4 and 6 we just open 1 ...
Sven Pride's bidding problem: 732 AQ96 AJT5 84
Had to change my vote to abstain because I misread the problem.
David Genne's bidding problem: AJ82 QT752 9 AQ4
Unlike after a 1m opener, 1 followed by 2 already shows some shape (although might be 3541), so no need to stretch to jump.
3 Card Limit-Raise after Jump-Shift
After 1-1N-3-3, opener holding 5431/13 might pattern out with 4 of a minor regardless of his slam interest.
After a Passed-Hand 2/1
If responder has clubs he's stuck or has to go to the 3 level. This is a reason to play 2 as one-way Drury - responder is more likely to have clubs than diamonds.
Sweden's system regulations
One local pair here plays Romex. The defense to their 1N opener is simple: play whatever you play over a normal strong 1N opener.
Leo Lasota's bidding problem: AKQ3 8753 T3 762
No cue bid, so partner is just competing. I pass.
Leo Lasota's bidding problem: KT82 JT J75 9763
With dummy's hand I'd have bid 2 over 2 to confirm the fit. Not the round before because that would have shown extras. Hence I expect doubler to have only 3 , so I pass.

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