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Rich Newell
Rich Newell
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 22, 2012
Last Seen
5 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
Country
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
runewell
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Unravelling stoppers
Well, if you open 1 (13-14 balanced or 17-18 balanced or unbalanced) you aren't likely to even bother looking for a minor suit game unless partner bids an inverted 2. In the case of natural bidding 1 is almost always 4 so a diamond fit is ...
The cost of a bridge game
In Des Moines, Iowa we pay $7 for club games in a nice facility in a strip mall, The club owners eat the extra costs for big-point games. It was $5 when I moved there 13 years ago. Sectionals $9, Regionals $14
Sathya Bettadapura's bidding problem: A764 A32 82 KQ63
agricultural 3NT?
Unravelling stoppers
>We have never seen the need to use the minor suit opening to differentiate the range for a balanced hand 1NT rebid. Well, the cost of not doing so is large 4-pt ranges for 1NT and 1x. The benefit of not showing a convenient the minor was increased accuracy of ...
1S 2S 2NT
The dummy was Txx Jxxxx xxxx AJ With my regular partner I play constructive raises so it is nice to know that partner is 8 to a bad 10, but we don't play that in 3rd/4th seat. Also, the 8hcp can still be soft.
1S 2S 2NT
I'm aware of this possibility, but not in favor of it. We very rarely raise on three spades, and when we do, hopefully we are going to lay down a hand that will still have good play in a Moysian fit. Since we rarely raise on three trump, the ...
Unravelling stoppers
"how do you know about stoppers playing a normal short minor system?" I think this is the correct answer. I used to play 1NT = 10-12 1 = 13-14 or 17-bad 18 1 = 15-16 or good 18-19 We tended not to ever worry about stoppers in the minors I thought ...
Howard Engle's bidding problem: KQ6 AJT74 A JT75
Too good for a 1 overcall in the balancing seat?
1NT is tough to defend
Not sure why people are choosing the Js over the Ks. What's the difference?
1NT is tough to defend
whoops fixed my comment
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