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Neal Smith
Neal Smith
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 4, 2013
Last Seen
15 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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Implications of the missing board 16
Aren't the world championships based on 16 board matches? Doesn't it make sense to have the trials do the same?
Lead Out of Turn
Wrest hand: QJTxx x Jx Kxxxx. East hand xx AT9xx Axxx T2. With both red Ace's in the East hand, this did make at both tables for a push and a loss by 1 IMP. I did not ask about East's 2 as I didn't want ...
How would you rule?
There is a lesson for NS here: never start a match without a brief review of the opponent's convention card. If none, call director. That's what I do, and I'm nowhere near "screens" level.
ATB - 15 imps away
Abstained, as I don't have enuf experience defending multi. In aCBLs published defense, option 1, a X of 2 would be takeout of spades, which would have worked well here. But I don't know if that defense is commonly played, or is even playable.
USA2 Semifinal, Day 2
Yep. Board 15 shown above is as played in the women's event.
Poll for those who watch vugraph
I'm a strong option 3. I respect the strong bridge knowledge of the commentators and their willingness to take on the role. That said, I think they are often failing to comment on important points of the current hand, perhaps because they're busy watching the other table. As ...
BBO Vugraph - Where are the women?
I would have watched the women's final 7 & 8, but I was unavoidably detained - by a bridge game.
BBO Vugraph - Where are the women?
I'll bet I could review every board from every women's match and not find a single instance of a 2NT opener that included a 6 card major.
USA2 Semifinals, Day 1
Works on this layout, but I can't see entering the auction red/white on 4-5 in the majors headed by QJ. You're a braver man than me!
I had a nosittej squeeze!!!

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