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Mike Richey
Mike Richey
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 5, 2013
Last Seen
May 25
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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Really bad or not
vul vs. vul not passing is really bad (at matchpoints; at IMPs is even worse). If partner has some stuff, we should set 1N, maybe more than one. If partner is broke we still might set 3N. If my suit were spades, a natural 2 bid could push them ...
Leo Lasota's bidding problem: T2 Q753 AK92 Q84
Yeah, that hand looks like 2 over 1 to me, NV.
Debate on Fast Arrival
Your auctions aren't part of this discussion because the auction must be game-forcing before the jump happens.
Mark Chen's bidding problem: --- JTxxxx x AQJxxx
2 isn't enough; 4 is too much with such a bad suit; 3 and now I'm done.
Andreas Babsch's bidding problem: 43 AK987 A76 AJ8
The problem with opening 1 is that I don't have a rebid after a 1 reply. If my major were spades, then I could choose to open 1.
Vandy Round of 64 UI
Thank you for you numerous votes and replies! Of course I was East. While the vast majority of you voted that 4 was not a logical alternative, unfortunately I thought it was (because I was sure they had at least a small slam and wanted to take up some ...
To Beer or Not to Beer?
Kevin, the answer is yes when playing with our friend Jim G.
Walsh-style rebids after 1!C/!D - 1!H
Playing strong 1N openers, I don't mind bidding 1 after 1m-1 on a balanced hand, perhaps causing partner to end up declaring 1N. Playing weak 1N openers I bypass spades with a balanced hand.
Has anything changed since the elimination of the Stop card?
Even some very good and ethical players now are sometimes forgetting to wait ~10 seconds, without the stop card as a reminder.
Cost/benefit analysis of redoubling 1 notrump
Playing DONT from both sides, after responder's pass opener can redouble to show a 5-card suit. Then responder can leave it in or not.

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