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Owen Lien
Owen Lien
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 20, 2010
Last Seen
Nov. 5
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
3rd in the Blue Ribbon Pairs in 2015
Bridge Accomplishments
5000 mini spingold champ; 3rd in BRP 2015; 1st in 0-10K swiss 2016
Regular Bridge Partners
Zach Brescoll, Zach Wasserman
Member of Bridge Club(s)
The Bridge Connection - Southfield, MI
Favorite Tournaments
Atlanta Labor Day Regional, Charleston/Myrtle Beach Christmas Regional
Favorite Conventions
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
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Is unspecified smolen a thing?
2N - 3 // 3 - 3 shows at least 5/4 either way in the majors. I forget the follow ups
Disclosure that Limit Raise bid might be based on shape and not HCPs?
The directors instructions seem correct. To not explain that you would show a limit raise with a hand like this is to not be following the requirements of full disclosure. Even if you haven’t expressly discussed that this hand should make a limit raise, you have an implicit agreement ...
I just want to say that I enjoy the symmetry of tricks 6-8 and that dummy has two four-of-a-kinds which is something I’ve only seen once before. Declarer also has two four-of-a-kinds. I know Michael is accurate with spots, so this is pretty incredible.
Conventions that work best (when they don't come up)
Having played 2 double negative for many years, I have recently switched to starting with 2 waiting and ambiguous as to strength. The first reason is that a 2 response preempt opener’s natural or birthright (a/k/a Kokish) 2 rebid, forcing that hand to ...
A mildly interesting deal (NY winter regional)
1110 still possible - 4m X +2 vul. Saw this once as a BAM win against 1100 at the other table. Was frustrating because the defense dropped a trick trying to beat the contract.
Michael Low's bidding problem: 4 72 932 KQJ8763
I play with most of my partners that 3 would be natural and invitational but inappropriate for a penalty X. i.e. the same hand with AQJxxxx of . Therefore I’m obliged to settle for 2
I hope you mean the MIT blackjack team.
Club Ruling
S has abused UI. N didn't alert 2 as intended. Behind screens, S would not be privy to the failure to alert and would only see his partner's failure to double 2. However because his partner didn't alert the bid, he knows his partner wouldn ...
2016 World Youth Championships Open Discussion Thread
Interesting possibility in the final match for Sweden to do some unsportsmanlike dumping if Sweden were to try to lose to USA 2 in the junior division. Seems unlikely considering the teams in 7th and 8th and how close the top few teams are in VPs; but still possible.
Jason Feldman's bidding problem: AKxxx Axx Axx Kx
I have this hand - could have an A and a K less and partner has forced to the 5-level. How do I not force to a grandy? I XX first in case partner can make a sensible correction to 7NT. If I had a void and wanted to bid 7 ...

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