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Mike Richey
Mike Richey
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 5, 2013
Last Seen
Oct. 15
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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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.
Prahalad Rajkumar's bidding problem: AQJT63 2 KT82 87
What's the problem? Vul I might be tempted to open 2, but even then being 6-4 might make it too good. 3rd seat could open 2 (or as Adams points out, 4).
Prahalad Rajkumar's bidding problem: 93 AJ82 AKJT3 T2
I think I want to have a stiff to bid 4. If we stop in 3, might be enough; partner could have wastage in the black suits.
1 Major-1NT in 2/1
Or 1534. Or even 2434/2533/2335 with 5-7 HCP when you don't want opener to bid again. You're gambling partner has 4 trumps, especially when it's rather than , but occasionally you lose. The up side of 1N forcing is to make sure when responder ...
1 Major-1NT in 2/1
1N semi-forcing avoids playing some 3-3 misfits in 2 of a minor. Playing 1M-3lower as natural and invitational takes some pressure off too. If I bid 1N on a balanced 3-card limit raise and get passed in 1N, that may be OK.
Mike Richey's bidding problem: AKJ9x Kxxxx Jx x
At matchpoints I agree that 6N placed the contract barring some surprising holding from me. But at IMPs, why did he bid 6N instead of 6? I decided he was making a general try for grand, that also could handle being in 6N if I declined. I also wondered ...

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