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Randy Thompson
Randy Thompson
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 24, 2012
Last Seen
5 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
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ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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What do you expect from partner?
There is another BIG plus to bidding 3M with 4-card support and a minimum hand. Responder can now revalue his hand in support of Opener's suit. Some 5-1-4-3 hand with 7 HCP would never dream of moving over 2 if opener just completes the transfer, but we very ...
This isn't "Just bridge"? USBC Appeal #2
I think John is suggesting changing what is "legal."
What do you expect from partner?
By agreement, opener should be able to bid an "advance push" 3 directly over 2. With a "super-accept," bid something else (what you bid depends on agreement) -- usually 2N or 3. This is just another place where the LAW protects you when you bid at the three ...
Yuan Shen's bidding problem: T765 AJT95 Q2 87
This problem comes up at the table very frequently and I can testify from decades of weak NT experience that NO answer works best all the time. I tend to focus on suit quality. If spades are good and hearts are bad, then Stayman then 2 seems best; if ...
Question for those playing CYZ
Another advantage of having ALL invites go through 2 is that it makes life simple -- if you don't go through 2 it isn't an invite. That means that 2N is freed up for a double-duty way to show clubs (weak or GF -- with invite would bid ...
Question for those playing CYZ
How about when responder has 4-6 in the reds? X-Y-Z lets you stop in that 6 card diamond suit instead of picking your poison or having to bid 1N with 2-1 in the blacks. The tradeoff on not being able to stop in 2 is at least offset by ...
This isn't "Just bridge"? USBC Appeal #2
Or perhaps a 6-imp procedural penalty or a requirement that the appellant w/o merit be disallowed from playing in the next session. Sponsored teams wouldn't sweat a fine. The fine was only ever there to intimidate appeals by the financially disadvantaged.
This isn't "Just bridge"? USBC Appeal #2
The best aspect (IMO) of Lebensohl after a double of over weak is that you don't need to discuss details -- you have already discussed them in the 1N context. If you play slow 3N shows stopper Lebensohl oner 1N, you play it over that double of a weak two ...
Should this be a forcing pass?
IMO, Opener's pass suggests we have no game bonus to protect. He should bid 5 with a great offensive hand or should double 5 if he has 2+ defensive tricks but nothing special on offense. If, after Opener passes, Responder thinks we can't beat 5 ...
Missed slam - who was more responsible
Is it North's "fault" that the 6 wasn't the 6 or the 6 or the Q wasn't the Q? Needs to be a sign erected here: Danger! Result Merchants at work! :)
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