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Richard Lawson
Richard Lawson
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 29, 2010
Last Seen
Nov. 15
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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What is the best Grosvenor Gambit you've seen?
I had never read the original article before. That was actually quite a dark and grim read. I think he was going for dark humor and missed. Thanks for linking, anyway. Great to see where these terms come from.
What is the best Grosvenor Gambit you've seen?
I did this many years ago in a KO match. It reads like a Victor Mollo story, but I did it intentionally, deciding it was the best line: AJ8 x AKxxxx xxx KQTxxx Ax - AKxxx In a very competitive auction we got to 7S on a heart lead. Since the ...
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: AJ932 J932 A94 2
Andy and I had our one and only major fight over exactly this kind of hand. Intermediate hands with 5-4 in the majors opposite partner's 1m opening are so difficult to describe. If you push too hard, you find that partner has opened a shapely 11-count and you're ...
ATB - Hopeless grand
I watched as my teammates bid this grand, and I can't pin my finger on what exactly went wrong. Change West's hand very slightly - KQxx Qxxx xx AKxx - and the grand is cold. In a Flight A event, half the field bid this grand and went down. How ...
Steaming tendencies part 2: part score vs game
I did some research into gambling addiction back when I first started playing poker, so I could keep an open and honest look at my own behavior to make certain I wasn't succumbing. I'm pretty sure I did not. One common story among gambling addicts is that they ...
What do you lead from J982? (Modified)
I understood just fine, Serge. I have a similar dislike for Jxxx leads. The decider in this instance for me was the quality of the intermediates.
What do you lead from J982? (Modified)
Very good questions. My partner in this weekend's NAP Regional Finals and I like to lead top of 9xx or lower and second-high from 9xxx. But... Ancillary to the question posed in the poll is what do we lead from 98xx. One of us says the Nine and the ...
What is 4!H?
Personally, I would bid 3NT with the above hand. Yes, I give up on slam opposite AJxx xx Qxx Kxxx. But it also avoids ambiguous auctions. By bidding 3H you can very easily end up in 5C/5D down one or just making with 3NT cold for ten tricks. Preempts ...
steaming tendencies
I once doubled a 4C contract playing rubber bridge holding four inescapable winners in my hand. We set it one and everyone at the table made nasty comments about my double. Sure, I had them set in my hand - but what if partner revoked? I quickly learned that most rubber ...
What is 4!H?
In my favorite partnership, this is Blackwood agreeing diamonds. Absent that, it has to be a cuebid. There should be no choice-of-game implications since North is very clearly showing long, strong diamonds.

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