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Owen Lien
Owen Lien
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 20, 2010
Last Seen
Dec. 13
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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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 ...
Jason Feldman's bidding problem: AKxxx Axx Axx Kx
XX to be followed by 7
Owen Lien's bidding problem: --- T9x A9xx 98xxxx
No - this one of the many potential things that partner could do after you choose to respond 1NT and I'm just trying to find out what people would do over a 2NT re-bid (there's also one with a 3 re-bid).
Owen Lien's bidding problem: --- T9x A9xx 98xxxx
Gonna set up two other polls with other potential re-bids by opener - 2NT and 3.
Owen Lien's bidding problem: --- T9x A9xx 98xxxx
No, I was asked about this hand by a newcomer while directing at the club today. She passed and was trying to understand why it was a 0 and whether passing was right or not; and, if not, what the correct response would be and why.
Balancing the field at your local ACBL club
I direct part-time at The Bridge Connection in Southfield, MI and we have a similar situation to yours. We have several pairs that request stationary (N-S) assignments. What we typically do is to grant these requests and balance the remainder of the field. Most of the pairs making these requests ...
I like to play a passed hand jump to 2NT shows this hand while a jump to 3C is a fit jump. 2D as drury makes more sense over a 1S opening so opener can make an artificial 'noise' with 2H, but that step isn't available after 1H-2D as ...
Freak Common Game Hand
I didn't play this hand, but was asked about it. I suggested that if you have the agreement you might open 4NT specific ace ask which would get you to 7NT opposite the 2 ace response and that opening 7 may push the opponents to bid 7 ...

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