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Neal Smith
Neal Smith
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 4, 2013
Last Seen
5 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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Missed grandslam/small slam
Grand slam might not work out too well as the cards lie.
ATB, but I get the couch
Didn't South deny a major suit Ace when he bid 4? We are done - no slam. Get out now with 5, not 4 NT.
How to play this 1NT
I thought you were asking us for a line of play? Go ahead, cash the A, now the player with Kxx holds up and you may have entry issues. Q pretty much guarantees no worse the -100. I'll apologize to teammates if the K is singleton.
How to play this 1NT
Form of scoring? Please add Q to the choices.
Why are you playing bridge?
For the challenge. For the beautiful hand combinations that require out of the box thinking to reach optimal result. This week partner and I had a nice auction to a cold 6 on 24 combined HCP. Every other table was in 3NT. Shazzam!
1st Mutton Cup
Why “Mutton Cup”?
Banished to the Couch
Natural 2NT with running clubs and AQ. Systems on. I'll try Stayman as we are headed for 3NT unless partner has 4+ . 2NT is certainly unusual but if it is Unusual I hope the couch is comfy. Why take up so much bidding room with a 2-suiter when ...
Which ACBL regional Nov 4-10?
Wow, Debbie. Lot of great input from everyone but sounds like you have a tough decision. Please let us know your choice. Trip report after, too!
Which ACBL regional Nov 4-10?
Alaska air has one nonstop daily from / to SFO.
Ruling - a revoke and a killing defense
Konrad, congratulations on having not one but two children play in the event. I hope you are proud of your youngsters!

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