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Mike Richey
Mike Richey
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 5, 2013
Last Seen
July 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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Superior Defense to 2N Opener Showing both minors?
If my hand is merely competitive, I can pass initially, then double 3m for takeout. I'm not likely to have a pure penalty double of the minor responder chooses (an alternative meaning of the delayed double), and if I do maybe partner can double for takeout.
Prahalad Rajkumar's bidding problem: A5 AKQ984 AQ AK4
I don't know what partner's doing. By bidding 5, I now have shown 9 of my 13 cards (6 trumps including top 3 plus 3 aces). If partner bids 5N asking, I can bid 6 to show another card. Other than the Q, I've now ...
Yuan Shen's bidding problem: K54 AT KT KQJT72
True, but I didn't assume kickback, so my plan is to bid 4, then if we have all the aces 5, then if partner shows a K 6 to invite 7 with a long club suit (since I don't have sophisticated asking bids after my ...
Martin Lindfors's bidding problem: 643 AT85 AT863 3
2 bullets & no Ks or Qs lean toward defense.
A thought much would it be worth to see dummy before the lead?
You can't draw conclusions just by looking at the % votes. Players who are competitive in national events will vote differently from merely good players.
Modify style with vulnerability?
I don't like methods that cause me to bid 1x-1y-2N light where the 1y response also might be light.
11-14 H Weak No Trump
If you're nervous about opening 11s, play 11+ to 14 vul, any 11 to 14 NV.
Rajendra Sirohia's bidding problem: T KQ9842 86 A432
I think 2nd seat doesn't necessarily mean you should have a stronger hand to open a preempt; it means you should have a normal hand - whatever that is for you. For example, I'd be reluctant to open 3 2nd seat favorable with Kx / x / xxx / KQJxxxx because ...
David Genne's bidding problem: 8 AK2 A75 AT8432
I held this hand at the table and passed.
Craig Satersmoen's bidding problem: 752 KJT5 J64 AK5
I believe many play that after 1-(1), X shows both majors, hence 1 shows only 4.

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