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Randy Thompson
Randy Thompson
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Member Since
May 24, 2012
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Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Retired attorney. Avid golfer (though only shoot in mid-to-high 80's) and bicyclist (over 4,000 miles each year from 2010 to 2017).

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, 5th/8th in 0-10K KOs in 2014, 5th/8th in 2009 and 2010 0-5000 Spingold, several regional wins and deep places in national events
Regular Bridge Partners
Barry Spector, Neil Hunter, John Ericson
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ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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A clear case of aphasia, and yet . . .
We are an aging group. Do we really want to go down this road?
What's He Doing This Time?
If you don't expect to beat a contract you can still double it for penalties? It takes 6 tricks to beat this contract and partner is sitting there passing so how many can you play him for? I'd say it's safe to play him for approximately the ...
What's He Doing This Time?
"waiting for a hand where a bid can more or less define a hand with a large upside." and waiting and waiting and waiting and suddenly it's a new decade and still you are waiting for a hand with six defensive tricks and then, when you finally double, those ...
What's He Doing This Time?
I bid 3. Pard can't possibly have the 6 tricks needed to set 2 opposite a passing partner. They have bid the majors; he must have the minors. Not sure there is any hand that SHOULD come in there that didn't bid 2N or 2m at ...
Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: 7 QJ5 AKQT973 Q3
Double would be my third choice (after pass, which I chose, and 3, which may get us one trick higher than this quackery's last plus score. Dreams of beating 1N doubled are fantasies of those who have never played a weak NT. (You have a better shot at ...
Lebensohl or not?
misread the problem and deleted comment
Utility of a 3-card super-accept raise over Jacoby Transfers and a Strong NT
The big payoff of superaccepting with 2N with 17 and 3 card support and superaccepting with all 4+ card fits (showing min with 3M and Max with 3) is that when you merely complete the transfer, partner knows to not expect any of that -- you at best have 3 ...
Utility of a 3-card super-accept raise over Jacoby Transfers and a Strong NT
I voted yes, but only play them in a 15-17 context. The problem with 14-16 is that it is too often an upgraded 13 and we may not have the protection of the LAW with only 3 card support. Over any range of 1N opener, I like to play that ...
Four-suit transfer followed by 3M
"Surely Stayman then 3m has some 4-card major." Not in my weak no trump partnership, where Stayman is the ONLY way to get out in diamonds with a weak hand. We hope to get to pass 2 and/or there might be a 3-card major where we'd pass ...
Four-suit transfer followed by 3M
I play it differently with different partners. Two interrelated things impact this decision. First, would Stayman followed by 3m be forcing? Second, what range of 1N are you playing? Playing a weak NT, I think that 3m rebid is best played as weak; playing a big NT I think 3m ...
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