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Rich Higgins
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Member Since
Dec. 30, 2015
Last Seen
May 18
Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing with my Dad for his final G'burg tourney
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Hot Springs Village
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
Rich Higgins
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What's going wrong with Gatlinburg ??
Schedule of afternoon-night for KO and major pair games is not viewed by most of current bridge population as appealing. I know many on this site will say morning - afternoon schedule is terrible, so no need to repeat that you despise this. G'burg attempt to accommodate both groups with ...
Double Standards
Aaron's comment on factored adjustment is interesting. I did not know this was done sometimes. Is it related to whether the % of polled folks disagreeing was less than 'significant'? After partner's BIT in IMP pairs; 7 of 9 agreed with my bid, but it was disallowed as a ...
The 3 word challenge
Puzzle Lover Paradise
Was this (not) funny enough?
I really like Peg's comments about questioning the opponents bidding. Whether it is appropriate very much depends on if it sounds like implied criticism or is a genuine interest in what could be an interesting treatment. From ACBL Zero Tolerance Policy: ... behavior which will not be tolerated: Negative comments ...
Was this (not) funny enough?
First board of a KO just after introducing ourselves (I lived in La. at time), my pard opened 2NT. I bid Puppet with 0 hcp and 6 diamonds, hoping pard had 4 card major, but willing to play 3M. 3NT would have been the undesirable response. Anyway, pard answered 3 ...
How do you raise?
I like playing that semi-forcing 1NT denies a major suit fit (3 card limit raises choose between 3 & 3, not 1NT). Opener can pass 1NT with minimum balanced hands, but opener bids again with extra shape or non-minimum hcp.
How do you raise?
3, 3 card limit raise nominally showing better minor
Do we need the BOG?
I was at the Atlanta Board of Governor’s meeting, which was also the ACBL annual membership meeting. The first ACBL speaker had a Powerpoint presentation. I think it was another ACBL person assigned to project the presentation from a laptop, so attendees could see the slides. However, these two ...
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
Assuming the 50-50 split mentioned by Dale applies to current NABC attendees, I think ACBL polling for desired start times should be done for all potential customers, not just those who currently attend NABCs. As the membership average age increases, I expect there are an increasing number of members who ...
Can Bergen raises be unlimited?
With one pard, I play 2NT over 1M as 4 card constructive+ raise. I have not played a bunch of hands dealing with interference, so comments to improve would help - I agree with comment about guessing depending on level of interference. Some things I like about this treatment: 1) frees ...
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