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Mike Richey
Mike Richey
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 5, 2013
Last Seen
July 5
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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Convention Cards and online tournaments (mostly ACBL)
In addition to me not looking at the card, I place it on the table so it's right-side up for my opponents, hence upside-down to me.
Richard Fleet's bidding problem: --- AQJT875 --- T87653
If partner thinks we can set 4, I agree. Can we make 5? No way to tell.
Defense to Strong Club Opening
Playing psycho-suction NV (1 = or , 1 = or , etc.), I suggested to my partners that our X of their 1 should be 5-5 majors with game interest (perhaps an opening hand without wastage) in spite of the big-club opener. What if responder ...
Raphael Hallerman's bidding problem: 3 K9865 Q9 JT954
Partner might even have a stiff for a 1N overcall.
Itzik Ezra's bidding problem: 92 KJ92 J732 T65
1 lead directing. switch the red suits and I'd bid 2 with this bad hand.
Prahalad Rajkumar's lead problem: J752 K872 J5 K85
At these colors partner might have 6 or 7 , so I'm going to lie and lead the 2 (assuming 3/5 or 3/low leads). Sure, you can make up hands where partner needs the count, but I'd rather confuse declarer.
David Caprera's bidding problem: --- AT96 KT98743 T5
While not a great suit, the T98 are helpful fillers. Switch & and I might pass or open 2. Void in the boss suit, I'll get in there with 3 now - hearts schmarts. Except with one of my partners, with whom I have the agreement that ...
David Genne's bidding problem: KQ4 KT985 JT42 7
I bid 2. Advantage of Precision is that I'm in control of this auction, so I can just drop us short of game if there's no fit. In Standard I'd have to worry about partner having a good hand. Alternative is dbl, which can lead ...
Your rarest distribution
Back in the 90s, when clubs went from shuffle and deal to hand records for matchpoints, more than a few people complained about the wilder distributions of the computer-dealt hands. Then some theorized that imperfect shuffling followed by dealing one at a time led to flatter distributions.
Deb Dhar's bidding problem: KQ2 3 T732 QT852
If 3 shows 0-6, then I'm not bidding it. If there's no other way to show a mixed raise, then I'm deciding between 1 & 1N. If 3 shows a mixed raise (which I've played, especially when vul), then I'm bidding that, paying ...
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