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Randy Thompson
Randy Thompson
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 24, 2012
Last Seen
3 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 2019).

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, John Erickson
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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Slobodan Guzvica's bidding problem: Q54 AJ96432 T A9
They opened the bidding in first seat and there was a response and partner has shown a minimum overcall. Surely there is no reason to cater to slam-going hands here. I would have bid 3 (fit-showing and forcing to 3 or higher) instead of 3. Then the ...
Undos in the Reynolds KOs
They are supposed to alert and explain the bid at exactly the same time that they make it. There is an alert button right there and and explanation box. There is NO need to give them time to alert. A slow alert is almost as bad as no alert and ...
Master as a racist term
In what universe is this thread not banned as political?
Advanced Acol Books?
Oxymoron alert!
Defending Against the Precision 2!d Opening
2 also confounds shape-doublers. If their double promises 3+ support for BOTH majors, they can be in a lot of trouble. If they are 2-4 or 4-2 in the majors and don't have enough power or stopper(s) for 2N, they are forced to make some extremely flawed ...
Preferred Method (if Any) for Showing “Bust Hand” After Partner’s Strong 2!c Opening
Serge: Yes. 2 is an immediate double neg for play in hearts (denying 4 hearts or 3 and a stiff/void) and may or may not have the same for spades (depending on spade length). 2 is an immediate double neg for spades but either has 4+ hearts ...
KS many years later
If they have those majors, they'll have them whether you open or pass. Passing puts you way behind if this is a competitive part score hand. If their suits are higher ranking than yours, then the last time to bid yours at the one level is now. Life doesn ...
KS many years later
Nonvul, we have moved our 1N range down to 11-14 (14 only if 4-3-3-3). Vul or in 4th seat, we use 12-15 (15 only if 4-3-3-3). And, we have moved all out-of-1N-range flat hands w no 5 cd M to 1C (14-16 or 15-17). This makes 1 always a ...
Preferred Method (if Any) for Showing “Bust Hand” After Partner’s Strong 2!c Opening
I prefer: 2...0-3 HCP, no K, no QJ same suit, <4 hts, no 3 hts and side stiff 2...0-3 HCP, no K, no QJ same suit, <4 spds, no 3 spds and side stiff, 4 hts or 3 and stiff Any other hand responds 2 ...
Bidding in Competitive NT auction
Yes, I would just say "unusual over unusual structure." The DONT structure I would not expect anyone to know, even though it is similar, it requires the 2 bid to be complicated.
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