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Owen Byer
Owen Byer
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 24, 2010
Last Seen
Feb. 20
Member Type
Bridge Director
United States of America

Bridge Information

Regular Bridge Partners
Leah Shao, Brad Lehman, Paul Mott, Bill Sharp, Betsy Ruehl
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Harrisonburg Duplicate Bridge Club
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
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Can't Take a Finesse
I listened through the entire podcast where you discussed the first hand, and long enough to learn about your offer for a free play!
Mean .vs. Geomean
The geometric mean can drastically be affected by a low outlier. For example, if Meckstroth (with 73K points) partners individuals with 0, 1, 9, and 100 points, respectively, the geometric means of the four paired partnerships would be 0, 270, 810, and 2700, respectively. In general, I think the geometric ...
Owen Byer's bidding problem: 92 --- AQT7652 AQT7
At the table, I bid 6D, realizing it was a wild guess, but thinking that we were likely headed to a poor result if I did something too passive, which I thought included 5D. My LHO bid 6H holding six hearts, a spade void, and nothing else. My partner then ...
Opening two of a major in 4th seat
Don, do you thus have the understanding that if you open 1S in 4th chair and then rebid 2S, that you show extras?
Play Problem
I guess a simple line is to win the CK in hand. Diamond Ace, ruff a diamond. Spade Ace and King. Heart Ace and King, pitching a diamond from hand, and then ruff a heart back to hand. Draw trump with Queen. If nothing good has happened in hearts or ...
Three-level Responses to a One No Trump Opening
Ed, one small addition to the Romex that I play is that after 2NT - 3C - 3D, we use 3S to ask how many hearts opener has. Responder can use this bid when holding five hearts and three spades. Do you have another way of dealing with this hand? Of course ...
Systems for 2H Bust after Strong 2C Openings
I play this with one partner: 2H is double negative, denying a King or Ace (two stray queens are possible).Then, a. 2S is relay to 2NT and subsequent bids are nonforcing b. 2NT (22-24) is nonforcing c. 3-level suit bids by opener, after 2H, are game forcing
Take action or pass?
My hand is about the same as openers, we have no reason to believe the remaining 6-8 HCP aren't divided evenly between the other two players, and opener is sitting after me. Why would I bid?
Fantasy Standings
Whose idea was it to use Fibonacci numbers for fantasy points, by round?
The "No Trump" system
Very sorry. I thought it was rather innocuous, but I don't want to even hint at saying something inappropriate and offending folks at this fine site -- bad judgment on my part. I copied down the helpful suggested treatments, so please remove my post.

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