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Mike Richey
Mike Richey
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 5, 2013
Last Seen
21 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
Country
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
BBO Username
spare3
ACBL Ranking
None
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Mulberry Bush
Example: 1: 16+ 2: any 4441, 12+ 2N: asks 3: H shortness 3: asks 3: 12-13 (3N 14-15, 4 16+) Now Mulberry applies. I don't know why opener needs to make a slam try - either sign off or ask for keycards.
Mulberry Bush
When opener has shown his exact shape and a tight HCP range, I don't think you need a slam *try* in Mulberry. You have more room for RKC responses if when 4 is available, it's the relay to 4 for signing off; 4 ...
Play Problem from Swiss at Cambridge Regional
Win Q. Unblock . Then to work on , lead J and if no cover overtake with the Q so East doesn't duck the K. If East wins, get back in and finesse the 9 as another try at 2 entries for setting up . Basically you're good ...
Winston Chang's bidding problem: Q8 T97652 K43 T7
I might have bid 4 if opener had opened 1, but opener often has an unbalanced hand here (no 15-17 1N opener) and my honors are where opener's short suit might be.
Hand evaluation question
A doubleton or a 5-card suit would be nice - unless the doubleton was in hearts. I realize West doesn't have the nuts, but East's honors don't combine well (xxx / KJxxxx / KJx / x is so much better) so I say E was too aggressive. If West cue bids ...
Simon Weinberger's bidding problem: A9 AK3 KQ63 QT75
If you play some sort of transfers over low-level interference, you can show constructive values (5+ HCP) and get your suit in before the opps raise. Jump to the 3 level could be GF with a long suit that you really want to bid before the opps jump raise.
Ron Zucker's bidding problem: 98 A32 Q43 AK863
At matchpoints I would not be embarrassed to start with 2, then double if lefty bids 2.
Is Lebensohl on after (2M)-P-(P)-X-(P)-?
Doubler's partner still could have a good hand with the wrong shape to act, so Lebensohl still needed.
Kursat Ozsahin's bidding problem: A976 9 98 AT9876
The only suit 3 gets past is spades, which I'm not afraid of. Switch my majors and I like 3.
Rohit Gupta's bidding problem: 5 T4 A5 QJ986432
I did my job. Partner is at the table. Partner could have bid 7 with shape and little defense. We might be beating them.
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