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Mike Richey
Mike Richey
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 5, 2013
Last Seen
17 hours ago
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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How do you handle 2nd/3rd rounds of competitive bidding over weak NT?
With 2 regular weak-NT partners we play a version of Lebensohl, which applies immediately (except over dbl or 2 interference) and later in the auction. For example: 1N dbl P 2 P P 2N Lebensohl We also play lots of takeout doubles, especially at matchpoints. By ...
You dug this hole...
After the 4 cue bid, partner might bid 4N RKC. Then you try 5 and hope he asks for the trump Q with 5.
Steven Mcgrahan's bidding problem: 87 KQJ83 5 AJT42
Might have a slam, so 2 followed by .
Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: AT862 Q7 Q54 KT5
My suit is thin. I have the wasted Q. All vul - the time to be least aggressive in part-score competition. Pass.
Kursat Ozsahin's bidding problem: QJ7642 8 AKQ9 86
I'm splintering 4, then bidding 5 next time if available. Bidding 3 of something as unusual over unusual is not descriptive enough.
Deb Dhar's bidding problem: Q852 93 AJ43 QT3
I did not think 3 was a logical alternative. I don't have extra ; I don't have shortness; I have only 4, etc.
Ian Wilson's bidding problem: J875 AK875 AK5 T
I opted for 2N because that's clearly an invite. If I knew how partner would distinguish between a min and a max over my 2 (partner without 4), then I'd have picked that. For example, 2N seem like the only bid to make with a min ...
Can Eser Yurtsever's bidding problem: Txx AQx T98 Kxxx
NV should play 2 as weak or strong, not between. If weak, 3 is enough; if strong, partner would bid again. Vul this isn't needed because weak isn't all that weak, so the between hands are almost non-existent.
David Parsons's bidding problem: A754 AQ9 KQ93 62
I bid only 3. If partner is 5242/4252, I expect 3 losers in the round suits, hence everything else would have to be solid to make 4. If the opponents compete to 4, I'm bidding 4 because if there's that much shape on ...
3-5 or 5-3 in Majors after Opening 1N
I just realized that the only time the posted idea matters is when opener is 2533 when responder is 53xy, or when opener is 5233 when responder is 35xy. That's too low of frequency to be worthwhile. Privately, David Genne pointed out to me that if responder has something ...

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