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Mike Richey
Mike Richey
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 5, 2013
Last Seen
Dec. 7
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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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.
Rajendra Sirohia's bidding problem: T KQ9842 86 A432
My point is that this is really a 7-loser hand, counting 3 club losers.
Rajendra Sirohia's bidding problem: T KQ9842 86 A432
You call this a 6-loser hand, but that 4th club is only a trick if it sets up as a long card or if dummy can ruff it. Losing-trick count works better when there's a known fit because you can expect that 4th club to be ruffed in the ...
Rohit Gupta's bidding problem: A642 7 AKQT9654 ---
I considered various cue bids along the way, but opposite my partner's favorable preempt making 6 isn't a sure thing, so I'll give up on 7 while making it hard for them to know which suit to lead.
Dick Vatter's bidding problem: 6432 A94 A8 AQJ4
For play opposite a hand w/6+ this is a great hand, as Steve says. IMPs vs. matchpoints doesn't affect whether to pass because partner knew this when he invited.
Rajendra Sirohia's bidding problem: T KQ9842 86 A432
We're vul, so opening 2 is clear. We have a max, but it's OK to have a max sometimes. NV is worth a discussion.
What do you call ♠AQJ764 ♥8 ♦AQT432 ♣- ?
"Almost always" seems too strong a statement if the opening lead is a . You're right that 4 has good play, but it's the combination of good and the ability to ruff , especially with the T.
Lauritz Streck's bidding problem: K73 KJT95 AJ93 K
Partner didn't cue bid on the way to 4, so partner may be preempting. My hand is pretty much what partner will expect except for the trump trick, so let partner decide what to do.

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