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Owen Lien
Owen Lien
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 20, 2010
Last Seen
9 hours ago
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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The Road to Columbus begins Saturday, June 1, 2019
You can qualify at any club and then play in the finals of the district in which you are registered. I have done so myself.
What is the best treatment for 2NT?
I voted “scrambling” but now I’m in doubt. Thinking about it, that really only caters to 1=3=3=6, unless you regularly overcall 2m on 5m(332). Based on that, I think that 2N should be natural even though it breaks my rule that 2N is not natural ...
Unfortunate Result
I vote for 5
If a player is forced to pass, does that mean that they accept an insufficient bid?
Also, the director was correct that the partner of the person who made an illegal X is barred from the auction and, since you ended up as declarer, there should have been lead restrictions (I.e. you could have forbidden the lead of any suit not named by during the ...
If a player is forced to pass, does that mean that they accept an insufficient bid?
Actually, I don’t believe that a player that is required to pass is permitted to inquire as to the meanings of the opponents bids while the auction is still live since it cannot possibly affect what call they take.
A new type of regionals
Len, please don’t forget that the ACBL also includes Canada, Mexico, and Bermuda.
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 ...

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