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Randy Thompson
Randy Thompson
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 24, 2012
Last Seen
7 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Retired attorney. Avid golfer (though only shoot in low 90's/high 80's) and bicyclist (over 4,000 miles each year from 2010 to 2018).

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
When we made the Vanderbilt round of 16 and walked into the room, we saw people whose faces we had seen on magazines, whose books and articles we had studied. My wife turned to me and said, "this is like an IQ test -- which object is out of place in this group?" Obviously, that was us.
Bridge Accomplishments
9th/16th in 1983 Vanderbilt, First in 2013 NABC Bruce LM-5000 Pairs, 9th in 2001 NABC IMP Pairs, 6th in 0-10K NABC Pairs in 2016, 3d/4th in 0-6000 KOs in 2018, 5th/8th in 3 other limited NABC KOs, several regional wins and deep places in national events.
Regular Bridge Partners
Barry Spector, Neil Hunter, Ben Franz
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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1NT or 1C
How about being in game opposite some average 6 counts? If you back your judgment and rebid 2N over pard's 1 response, he won't be passing 2N with a decent 6 or any 7, much less a dreadful 8 count. Do you want to be in 2N ...
1NT or 1C
I guess Bridge Winners must be a weak field chock full of walruses. :) At this point, the vote is 42-16 in favor of opening 1N. Maybe everyone is out of step but Johnny? Lucky for me that when playing 2/1 these days, or when playing Meckwell Lite, my opening ...
1NT or 1C
Rebidding 1 with this hand seems to me to be both an underbid and a misdescription of shape. 2 rebid seems both an overbid and a misdescription of shape. A 2N rebid works over a 1 response, but over a 1 response? Opening a flat 17 ...
Lame Claims
You would "go out of your way" to randomize the result being compared to other tables? Really?
What Is Partner Showing?
Or ignored.
What Is Partner Showing?
Ah, the recurring disagreement about take-out doubles and about how strong overcalls can be. :)
What Is Partner Showing?
What else should 2 show than a spade fit and invite+? Didn't our double say we have spades? Now the cue says we have enough power that we might have a game even opposite a hand that could only bid 1. With other strong hands that don ...
What Is Partner Showing?
You make those doubles too? :) That makes this for sure a competitive part-score hand, where it is more important than ever to raise to 2 so pard can decide what, if anything, to bid over 3/3. Shame does not relieve you of your duty to tell ...
Lame Claims
Lesson common to these claim polls is: NEVER claim. Let them stew, even when you have all top trumps.
What Is Partner Showing?
2 should cover all the strong hands with 4 spades, so 2 should be a bid made in anticipation of more red suit bidding by the opponents. Thank you, pard, as now we know that the LoTT says we can be relatively safe competing to 3. The ...
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