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Mike Richey
Mike Richey
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 5, 2013
Last Seen
Aug. 13
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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Paul Block's bidding problem: AQT8 QT732 Q7 KJ
Yeah, I think partner should pull your double.
What do you think of convention to overcall 1N Bergen used before DONT?
Replying to Benoit's modification several posts above: X = 5M + another suit 2m = 5m+4M 2M natural The problem with 2m = 5m+4M is similar to the problem with 2M = 5M+4m, namely that advancer doesn't know what the 4-card suit is, so he's reluctant to pull. If ...
What do you think of convention to overcall 1N Bergen used before DONT?
Me too, John, and playing weak NTs have a lot of experience with it. If responder passes, opener redoubles with a 5-card suit, else we play 1N doubled.
What do you think of convention to overcall 1N Bergen used before DONT?
I prefer giving up on single-suited minor at the 2 level in order to get the suit lengths in for most 2-suiters (but not when holding both majors). 2: 4+ and 5M 2: 4+ and 5M 2M: natural 2N: minors (5-5 at this level) dbl: 4M ...
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: x KJxx JTxx Kxxx
Doubler could have a 19 count and a relatively balanced hand. Since I have three 4-card suits, we should play in one of his suits and likely make.
Debbie Rosenberg's bidding problem: T3 8743 A8 K9862
A doubleton spade is the worst holding for offense, I have no offensive texture in my suits, and 1.5 defensive tricks - definitely pass. Just to be clear, this penalty double shows cards, something like a strong NT opener with or without a stopper. If you have KJx / Axx / Axx ...
Deb Dhar's bidding problem: 9xx Txx 9xx Jxxx
Yes. Also, if partner doubled with both majors (equal-level conversion), I can pass partner's 1 correction. Or pass his 1 or 2 bid that shows a moose.
Brian Davies's bidding problem: 98764 QJ932 --- 975
Yeah, I wouldn't like it if partner rebid 3 either. Would have been interesting to include in the poll 7 to mean the voter would have started with 1 and 7NT to mean the voter would have started with pass (like me).
Leo Lasota's bidding problem: 983 AQJT763 T83 ---
Yeah, but the void is in a lower-ranking suit, so 3 is enough, especially vul. (The "Law" supports competing more aggressively when the opponents have a fit in a higher-ranking suit.)
Rowland Reeves's bidding problem: AK85 Q83 T2 AJ84
It's a nice hand, but no tens, no 5-card suit, so no upgrade.

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