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Mike Richey
Mike Richey
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 5, 2013
Last Seen
Aug. 14
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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James Tyner's bidding problem: QJ4 A2 KJ752 964
I abstained - must bid 3 over the double.
Experimenting with weak NT
A few months ago there was an extensive discussion of run-out methods after 1NT weak doubled. There were many opinions. I agree with Watson, above, that pass forces redouble gives the opponents too much leeway. I play DONT from both sides. If responder has a good hand or a bad ...
Ron Zucker's bidding problem: 9542 872 A A8753
With only 4 and lacking secondary values in my suits (!), I prefer double to 1N. Pass seems just wrong NV at matchpoints.
How should this hand be bid/ATB
I agree. I like 3, a stall. Then after 4, I like 4N. I think your partner (with whom I play occasionally too) would have passed. I was sitting East. At my table opener started with 2 and they stopped in 3N.
Desambiguating a weak no trump situation
Playing 11+ to 14 NTs, I raise 1M to 2M on most balanced 16-counts, but bid 3 on most balanced 17-counts. As was said above, the minimum hand for a 2M rebid is higher here than for strong 1N openers because the balanced minimum is excluded. One of my partners ...
Ed Spear's bidding problem: AQ9xx x Kxx J98x
Yeah, I'd prefer to be 5143, but if I can't double with a sound hand and shortness, then I shouldn't play support doubles. With KQxx of as part of my 10-count, then I should bid 3.
Leo Lasota's bidding problem: 7 QJT65 AT5 KQT5
I have 6 losers. Partner has 8 losers. That's making 4 if partner doesn't have secondary values in spades. I picked pass, but the heart and club tens almost convinced me to bid 4 - even the diamond ten could be of value.
Follow ups to partner's 3NT overcall of their pre-empt
I didn't vote because I think it matters a lot whether 3N is a jump. My regular partners have convinced me to play system on, but I believe that only would apply for a non-jump 3N. A jump 3N should be tricks rather than a balanced hand (which could ...
Leo Lasota's bidding problem: AT8 74 A843 AJ83
At the table I wouldn't be confident that my bidding 4 would force partner to use kickback, but it makes sense - I definitely want partner to ask because I have controls but no trick source! If I bid 3 (which was my poll answer), partner might not ...
Should Michaels require an alert?
Noble Shore suggested that after our 1 (Precision, could be short, for my partner and me 0+) - 2 by overcaller, that we never ask what 2 means and we have the following agreement. -X: cards -2M: natural, forcing -2N: pick a minor -3m: natural, non-forcing

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