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Neal Smith
Neal Smith
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 4, 2013
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

After 40 years as ACBL member, finally had time to play regularly starting in Jan 2013, and made LM June 2014.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Wins: Regional 0-20 pairs (1970s); D21 Flight C GNT, 1998; Phoenix (OR) Sectional Swiss, August 2013; Seaside (OR) Regional Gold Rush, Sep 2013; Sun River (OR) KO Bracket 2, May 2014; Medford Regional B Swiss, May 2017.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Phoenix, OR
Favorite Tournaments
Medford (OR) Regional, Seaside (OR) Regional, Sun River (OR) Regional
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
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What a finish! Down 45 with 9 to go and pull it off! match hung on finding a Q on the last board.
Sometimes I don’t believe the results on a board.
This had me head-scratchin’ For a moment and then I remembered in traveler days the reward for making a xx contract was only 50. So 510 or 710.
To much talk
Choice 4 is not in the rule book. TD cannot make a player bid.
Congrats on surviving the RR, Max. Win 4 more and it will cost you a dinner!
Everybody loves Spades
It's just a friendly practice match.
One Glaring Example of ACBL's Bloated Bureaucracy
Second "Tears for Fears" reference in a week. Their song "Ideas As Opiates" was used as background music in last week's episode of "The Americans". Synchronicity?
The Rest of the Story
According to the new laws, when a BOOT is corrected by a comparable call, there is no UI. The reason the law is set up that way, is that every hand that makes a comparable call would also have made the BOOT. So the BOOT never gives you information you ...
ACBL CEO: Post-Mortem
He played with a 299er without first asking each of the board members? No wonder he was fired;)
ATB: Missed Grand Slam
North might follow up with 6 after 6, asking for the K and suggesting a grand is possible. Since North promises all the key cards, South can see that his s are golden - and even better than the K.
The 2!D F/NF f2f poll
If anyone votes "not forcing", pose to them my question from above. Responder must have some bid available that is 100% forcing!

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