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Rich Newell
Rich Newell
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 22, 2012
Last Seen
Feb. 15
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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Rich Newell's bidding problem: 653 AQT6 32 AK32
1 1 1 1 1NT 2 I wonder if you should bid more than 2 spades though.
The Grand?
How to tell if partner has that hand or xxx xx AJ AJxxxx
Michael Donnelly's bidding problem: AQT976 A4 KQT9 J
It's only a 4-loser hand (might be looking for a few jacks though)
Critique this auction, which bid was least correct?
I loathe the 2 response, it really eats up room unnecessarily. How about 1 1 3 3NT 4 4 4NT 5 7 My only problem is, is it clear I want to bid 4NT and find out partner has one ace and ...
Richard Fleet's bidding problem: KT642 T72 T7542 ---
I'm passing. If they try to leave it in, partner should either: 1) Bid a second suit. 2) XX to get me to bid a second suit. 3) Know I'm broke, play 1CX, and make it.
Calling all probabalists!
Peter Lipp's bidding problem: AQ5 K6 76 KJ8654
13hcp and a 6-card suit is not enough for a 2-level overcall?
Rich Newell's bidding problem: 653 AQT6 32 AK32
My hand was J Kxx AKT9xx Qxx The auction went 1 1 1 2 3 3 3 5 I assumed he had 5+ clubs on the auction and did consider 4. Both contracts are makeable double dummy ...
New Event - Double Elimination KO - Toronto Regional
If you are going to split the middle 18 boards into 9 + 9, you should probably do that for the first and third set of 18 boards?
Missed Grand
The bots on BBO like to super-accept after 1NT and a transfer with bids that show doubletons. Perhaps this could be extended to 2NT: 2NT 3 (3 and 4 show doubletons in the suit bid, 3NT would deny, so 4 directly would show a doubleton diamond ...

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