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Rich Newell
Rich Newell
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 22, 2012
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning 3 consecutive regional open pairs events in MN in 2018 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
Hanoi Rondón's bidding problem: 7 AKJT732 5 J764
Are you allowed to pscyhe a 1NT opening, what with all the rules about it (no stiff below Q, balanced)?
Meaning of 4C
I'm guessing "Meckwell", "Michaels", and "Cappelletti" aren't words either, according to your dictionary.
Rich Newell's bidding problem: AQJT97 --- A AK9543
I bid 6 which makes but after pass pass Dr. John Gustafson bid 7 with 11 red cards and no aces or kings, and held us to +500. I was just curious how many people would bid 5NT but with no chance to bid either of my suits ...
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
There is an article a few years old on the ACBL website stating a 2C opener can be made on any hand that can reasonably be expected to game with almost no help from partner. I can't find it right now, but this example definitely would not qualify. We ...
Jim Perkins's bidding problem: AK96 Q92 T872 Q2
I play constructive raises with my partner, so our agreement is that 3 now is a weaker hand that recommends stopping in 3 (could have tried 3 or 3NT but didn't) and 4 is a 10-11 hand. I'm interested in what people think 3 ...
Attitude or Count?
You don't write Jacoby's or Blackwood's, do you? Of course not, their last names didn't end in s
ATB missed slam II
I searched fourth suit forcing and 2/1 and found two previous discussions on this site. In both instances the clear majority favored using 4th suit forcing.
Richard Lawson's bidding problem: T85 Q854 J97 KQ3
I used to play a totally different runout that allowed you to play in any 5-cd suit or any touch suits including spades and clubs. (XX encompasses all 5+ card suits). But then your pass is alerted as forcing XX and there still is no 1NTX option. If you bail ...
How to open minor suits with 19-21 HCP or 4-5 losers, playing BWS?
Partner will make gave with as little as Qx or xxxx and nothing else, so I am not risking getting passed out in 1. last we need is opponents finding a spade sac.
How to open minor suits with 19-21 HCP or 4-5 losers, playing BWS?
if we assume 5 tricks from the diamond suit, that's 9 tricks in total. I'm opening 2 and after 2 3 prepared to settle in 3NT or 4.

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