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Ribs Lamothe
Ribs Lamothe
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Member Since
May 14, 2016
Last Seen
March 11
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

One of those many players who quit bridge for many years to focus on career and now just returning to the game. Born 1946, married with 3 boys.  Live in Coppell, TX.  Dedicated distance runner and write a column on running for the Dallas Morning News.

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Rock, Paper, Scissors
I was the player who submitted the hand, and lest you think I was nuts to open one diamond, I had stared at the hand so long that by the time I decided to pass, I thought I ought to open, so I bid one diamond. Only two pairs played ...
Which cue bid to use?
Thank you Ray. Very insightful.
Which cue bid to use?
Thank you Eric. So many options to choose, and these responses have been thoughtful in helping my partner and me talk them through.
Which cue bid to use?
All of this is valuable, mostly because it gives my partner and me some ideas to talk through, e.g., the opportunity to show a stopper for a possible NT contract. Thanks all of you.
Which cue bid to use?
Makes sense. So step one is make sure the opps bids are natural. The Precision diamond bid is "two plus diamonds" as I understand it. Thank you.
Gratuitous Question!!!
I can shed some light on this. I sat east when partner and I played this deal, although not against Marion and his partner. Marion is too kind to point out that EW are not strong players, and east fits into that group "who would double holding 5 trumps" as ...
Two-Way New Minor Forcing (a.k.a. xyNT)
Sept 2018 issue of ACBL Bulletin, Billy Miller's column: He says in competition this system is on, unlike your description Gavin. What are the pros and cons of system on or off in competition?
Post 14 Mrs. Phyllis Bosworth & Mr. Terence Reese
Whatever Richard Fleet says, I trust him.
MPs squeeze
I had trouble with the comment, "The only thing I might add is that the K♣ is almost certainly at your left judging from the lead." Someone enlighten me why this is so.
Matt Muir's bidding problem: AT75 KT9 AQ3 K98
I'm glad you posted this, as I go through the same ruminations every time I have to make this decision. I get it right half the time!

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