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Randy Thompson
Randy Thompson
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Member Since
May 24, 2012
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55 minutes ago
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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).

Country
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
dolph924
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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Opening 1 NT point range on convention card
Include the widest range possible and you are "safe." We tried to be specific, in announcing "12-14, could be 15 if 4-3-3-3." Our attempt to be forthcoming caused opponents untold grief! One would hear it and say, "aha! our strong NT defense applies because it might be 15." The other ...
Reviving old questions.
In my most long-standing partnership, one of us nearly always splinters with a stiff A/K; the other seldom does. Neither is 100%. And, after decades of trying it both ways, I cannot tell you which way is more effective. My advice is to do whatever your partner prefers on ...
Liam Milne's bidding problem: K64 J97542 KQ4 4
Don't think that matters. What he will have is either the minors or clubs and over 2, he has two cheap ways to show the minors (double and 2N), one with power and the other shape and he can overcall at the three level.
Liam Milne's bidding problem: K64 J97542 KQ4 4
3N over 3 is one way to bid the minors and it may work if LHO has 10 of them that are divided 5-5. Over 2 he can double to show both minors and values, bid 2N to show both minors and shape or bid 3m with a ...
Liam Milne's bidding problem: K64 J97542 KQ4 4
If facing 3 hearts, we will be defending 5 or 6 if we start with 2; we might buy it in 3 or 4 if we start with 3.
Liam Milne's bidding problem: K64 J97542 KQ4 4
If we have a 6-3 heart fit, we may have to bid to the 6 level to buy it. The opponents will have 17+ minor suit cards. 2 makes it trivial for them to find their double fit; 3 does not.
Liam Milne's bidding problem: K64 J97542 KQ4 4
There are two other players at the table (who have no impact in a bidding contest but matter in a real setting). If we don't have a heart fit, there is no advantage to bidding 2, as it mistates the location of our values; if we do have ...
Bob Okker's bidding problem: AJ52 K5 K93 AKJ5
Brad: You took the words right out of my mouth about the reason for bidding 1. I'm pretty sure we are wrong, but old dogs often don't bother to learn new tricks.
ATB oversave
Being "smarter than the field" isn't always a plus. Even if you think 6 is right, you can be sure that almost no one but you in a club game will think that, so you will be competing with many tables where the contract is 5 doubled ...
ATB oversave
Richard: I think that's an ACBL rule. For sure you can't do it here.
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