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Mike Richey
Mike Richey
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 5, 2013
Last Seen
Feb. 18
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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Best Use of 2 Diamond Opening
With my regular Precision partner we play 1 could be 4405. 2 is 11-15, 6+, not 4 (leeway in 3rd seat). Frequency in 1st seat probably somewhat lower than weak 2 in Bennion's list above. Responder has modified Ogust available to look for a ...
Best Use of 2 Diamond Opening
Another idea for Ray's 2N rebid is that it and 3-suit each shows 15-17 but 3-suit also shows 3-card support for responder's suit. So Kxx / x / AQJxxx / AQx rebids 2N (which might be passed) over 1 but 3 over 1 (which might lead to a ...
Best Use of 2 Diamond Opening
2 weak - and NV it's a good 5-card suit or a bad 6-card suit because I'd open 3 with a good 6-card suit. The law of total tricks supports this if you have a doubleton or less in a major because that major is somewhat likely ...
Mike Richey's bidding problem: AKQJ8 Q874 KJ K4
Thanks for making me feel better. 28 votes for passing, 28 votes for bidding. 24 of the votes were for 4N, my reluctant choice over pass at the table. Sometimes I'm a wimp so after tanking I decided to bid, following my principle to know your tendencies and resolve ...
Steven Mcgrahan's bidding problem: K82 K KQ85 AK543
I don't understand 3 - isn't that non-forcing? I'm forcing to game.
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 ...

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