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Richard Lawson
Richard Lawson
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 29, 2010
Last Seen
an hour ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Flight A player in Minnesota, who can best be characterized as "almost good".

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning the GNT Flight B National Finals
Bridge Accomplishments
GNT Flight B champions 2010. Many-time regional winner of Flight B NAP's and GNT's
Regular Bridge Partners
Andy Caranicas; Sam Larson
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Minnesota Grand Slam Bridge Club
Favorite Tournaments
Gopher Regional
Favorite Conventions
Top and Bottom Cuebids; Odd-Even Discards
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
Andy Caranicas - Richard Lawson
2/1 Bergen with gadgets
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How would you try to win a 28-board match by 77 IMPs?
So, an amusing follow-up: The match was last night. We eventually decided not to change anything except maybe be a smidge more aggressive. But no one suggested the strategy that worked in our favor last night: the Unfamiliar Partnership. Two of the opponents were playing together for the first time ...
How would you try to win a 28-board match by 77 IMPs?
The new scale is what's being used in the event, and 19.86 VPs are what we need to get into second place. So yeah, we need full-on craziness of some sort. :)
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: 732 J87532 7 JT7
xxx in spades = two or three spade losers. Flip the spade and diamond holdings and now I bid a preemptive 3H. On this hand, pass.
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: AT4 J9852 54 J84
Not only were you a passed hand, you passed over 1C. Partner should expect almost exactly the hand you actually held. Partner has six points and ten losers. Any bad result from your takeout double rests squarely with partner in my opinion.
Richard Lawson's bidding problem: T98764 K4 A4 A64
Not sure bidding 5NT helps. Partner's hand: AKQxx Q QJ9x KQx Partner probably bids 6D. You correct back to 6S and get the same X-P-P dilemma you had before. Turns out the 4H bidder does in fact have a diamond void and the opening leader, staring at seven diamonds ...
NABC Robot Individual - How do I practice for this?
I hand-crafted the handviewer link myself, so it should be okay now.
NABC Robot Individual - How do I practice for this?
For some reason the handviewer link isn't working. Reaching out to admins to find out why.
Director, Please: Revoke
My father, decades ago, scored a top making 3NT by ducking the first trick, revoking on the second trick, and winning the third trick with his Ace. One-trick penalty, but still making because the person with the side Ace only started with three cards in the suit led. The laws ...
Richard Lawson's bidding problem: AQ J863 KJ72 987
To channel my mother for a moment: If the predilection of the opponent holding this hand at the other table would be to jump off a building, would you jump off a building too?
Slow double - should I pull anyway?
Partner's hand: AQx xx Qxxx Kxxx West has AKJ of diamonds over this hand. Against 3S the defense can take two spades and two clubs. I was the "slow" bidder. Against almost anyone else I'd feel good about making a penalty double, but my LHO is such a ...

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