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Pete Marvin
Pete Marvin
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 15, 2015
Last Seen
Oct. 15
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

After toying with duplicate in college, I returned to duplicate bridge in late 2014, after career and family, as a retirement "gift" to myself.  Got Life Master in 2016.  Teach a class some at local club level.  A great enthusiast...hope one day to be a great player.  Working on it...     Smile

Basic conventions are St Amer 2/1, with some fun additions at times.


United States of America

Bridge Information

ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
Tough bidding challenge for BOTH partners
As to the question of a 2c open: --It's certainly controversial, hence the question. --I don't agree that it "isn't even close": How would 1D opener like to be passed by a partner with, say, a 5-pt hand? There's significant danger of missing a game by ...
Pete Marvin's bidding problem: AT2 T62 QT92 852
Don't know Sheehan's Law...explain please?
Pete Marvin's bidding problem: AT2 T62 QT92 852
Wow! That's a scientific treatment of the issue, Craig. Thanks.
Pete Marvin's bidding problem: AT2 T62 QT92 852
Kieran, don't be a jerk. I'm clearly asking for analysis of a rationale favoring a game bid or a pass. You respond with petty insults. Grow up.
Pete Marvin's bidding problem: AQT8 96 9 KJ9854
Surprised to see: 1. Only one 3-club call (Christopher makes a good case), AND 2. No one passed the 1 spade open. One could argue that a. the paucity of HCPs, and b. the presence of a spade stack behind opener, might suggest waiting. Comments?
Pete Marvin's bidding problem: QT9 K7 J6 AKQJ87
Yes, we play them.
Pete Marvin's bidding problem: AKT4 AKQ542 J8 Q
Kieran, I said "The question is clearly between 1H and 2C". You said "1H, unless 2H is a game contract now." What do you mean exactly? Was your comment in reply to mine, or were you referring to the desired best opening bid, or what?
Pete Marvin's bidding problem: AKT4 AKQ542 J8 Q
The question is clearly between 1H and 2C.
Is there a PROVEN best carding method?
Fascinating, Ian. But I'd like to understand better: "...assume a spot order of 2,4,6,8,9,7,5,3". "...Then, make an arbitrary decision which end shows even count/odd count and which end shows encourage/discourage. For me, I would say 2=even and 3=odd ...
Pete Marvin's lead problem: 7643 QJ7532 87 6
Thanks to Greg and Richard. Local experts had a similar division of opinion between a heart and a spade. Anyone care to comment on which heart? One might say that with 6 cards in the suit, and the likelihood that high honors are to your right, the Q is best...

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