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Richard Lawson
Richard Lawson
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 29, 2010
Last Seen
15 minutes 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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Shortest Board Ever
I have a similar story. Declaring 7NT, partner got impatient when LHO took a while to find an opening lead and claimed. Turns out I actually had my bids and he had 13 tricks on any defense.
GNT Final: District 9 vs. District 21
I stopped watching midway through the third quarter. It was obvious D9 was spent after yesterday's match and just had nothing left in the tank. Poor decisions one on top of the other. And D21 punished each and every one, playing near-flawless bridge. Congratulations to D21.
GNT Final: District 9 vs. District 21
So after partner opens, RHO bids 1NT, you double for penalty, LHO escapes to two of some suit followed by two passes... what are your forcing continuations? How do you ask for Aces? Are you a teensy bit worried that partner has psyched? Speaking for myself, I cannot imagine bidding ...
Andy Caranicas's bidding problem: Q984 T64 A8532 A
I guess it depends on what I know about West.
dump bidding boxes - all in favour ?
If you did this as a poll I'd guess it'd go 90-10 (at least) in favor of keeping bidding boxes at all levels.
Ridiculous results, doubled or redoubled
GNT Swiss 2009: we score up 6SX for +1660. Lose seven when partners bring back 4SXX for -1880.
Danger Hand First
Just out of curiosity: why was it so clear the diamonds were 6-2? In my head I had the diamonds at 7-1 until your comment.
You go for an average with your eyes open.
It's down 3, isn't it? Declarer has one spade loser and five outside losers.
You go for an average with your eyes open.
The point isn't to decide the King is singleton offside but you're going to finesse anyway. The point is to *say* the King is singleton offside but you're going to finesse anyway. That way if it loses you can say, "I knew it, but I had to ...
You go for an average with your eyes open.
Would South open 2S on AJTxxxxx x QT9x -?

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