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Rich Newell
Rich Newell
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 22, 2012
Last Seen
Aug. 13
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning 3 consecutive regional open pairs events in MN for 96.36 MPs and winning the third one by 8%
Bridge Accomplishments
42nd in 2013 Silodor, 2014 District 14 Flight A NAOP, Challenge the Champs Jan 2010
Regular Bridge Partners
Toby White
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Des Moines, Unit 216
Favorite Tournaments
District 14 regionals, Iowa sectionals
Favorite Conventions
Ones that actually come up
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Hi-Low, Bal-Unbal: chinese menu choices
I think a 3 rebid has some merit. With 17+ I nearly always prefer a 2NT rebid rather than some underbid like 2 but this is a problem hand that's just not good enough, so I see the appeal in sandbagging 2.
Mini & Weak No Trump
The runout I play is after 1NT by me, X (of any kind) by LHO: XX is a 5-card suit (alert). Partner is expected to bid 2, pass or correct. This bid can have a wide range. 2C, 2D, 2H, and 2S all show 4+ cards in that suit ...
Peter Lipp's bidding problem: AQJ QJT6 KQJ QJT
That might be 19HCP, but I am still missing 3 aces and 3 kings. Partner may only have 3-4 of these cards for his opening bid. But if he has extras we need to be there, so quantitative 4NT it is.
Mike Cassel's lead problem: JT975432 6 AQ5 5
Why is the J ambiguous? Did my partner really bid 3 vul on T9xxxxx? If he has JT9xxxxx why is he not playing the jack?
Thomas Berg's bidding problem: QJ974 QJ954 K8 6
On the other hand, I have a 9-count that includes spade values that aren't going to be very helpful in a heart contract. I'm passing hoping to take down 1SX +100 or +300, and I can still bid my hearts later.
Max Schireson's bidding problem: J9632 652 J3 Q82
3 sounds about right.
Mike Cassel's bidding problem: --- KQJ742 AKQJ973 ---
Opening 1 first so partner can choose between 6 and 6 at his next bid.
Steve Moese's bidding problem: KJ4 AJ964 K94 86
As opposed to 5 spades?
Mike Cassel's bidding problem: K6 AQT632 Q2 KQT
About a month ago I inquired about people's help game suit tries and wondered if 2NT might be used to ask for controls. I am finding that I often want to raise to game with most 5-loser hands opposite a simple raise, and ...
What is the logic of Senior events now considering...

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