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Rich Newell
Rich Newell
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 22, 2012
Last Seen
an hour ago
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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Redoubling Isn't Rude
Your redoubling is no more "rude" than their double. Just in case the hand is such that other opponents might also doubled, I need to set this hand apart by expressing my own opinion.
Lightening Strikes Twice
And it prevents auctions like this one I saw last month: RHO opened 1C I bid 1S LHO didn't seem to acknowledge my existence and also bid 1S I think he made his bid sufficient to 2S if I recall and then strangely neither me nor my partner bid ...
Lightening Strikes Twice
In a 2-board round I noticed that my bidding box didn't have a a 2 card in it. Naturally I needed to made that bid both times during the round.
Jean-Luc Lachance's bidding problem: --- A632 KQT8 AKT63
2 is the only forcing bid for me (well, aside from 4NT). As long as I am an unpassed hand partner should bid something else with a non-minimum. Over a 2 minimum I'll bid 2NT.
How to play 3NT at Matchpoints
What are you going to come down to after pitching on 2 hearts followed by 2 spades?
How to play 3NT at Matchpoints
Running the T at this point wins a trick when the queen is onside. Playing a club requires an honor and the ten to be onside. Or both honors onside but that would leave north with only 8hcp which is less than the expected 9. So I'm playing a ...
500,000-1 Hand
I think people worry about that way too much. First of all, it is rare to have a bust hand opposite a heart hand. The auction here would have continued 2 2 3 4... Furthermore, although seeing the big hand can make the defense a bit ...
500,000-1 Hand
In April I was dealt K4 AKQJ4 AK AKQJ opposite 96 T8653 853 984 This was a home team game and both pairs bid and made 6.
Mike Cassel's bidding problem: 8 A3 AJ72 K97653
I believe it is known as "Third Suit Forcing" (1m 1M 2m 2X where m
ATB - Hopeless grand
A queen ask would confirm that partner has the queen of hearts as well as the queen of clubs. The problem with that idea is that when partner does not have a wasted queen of hearts slam is more likely, but now you aren't in a good place to ...

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