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Richard Lawson
Richard Lawson
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 29, 2010
Last Seen
May 25
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me
Flight A player in Minnesota, who can best be characterized as "almost good".
Country
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
Sterman
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
Andy Caranicas - Richard Lawson
2/1 Bergen with gadgets
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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 -?
You go for an average with your eyes open.
Come to think, why did partner pull the double in the first place? +500 it's better than anything we can manage in hearts.
You go for an average with your eyes open.
I don't know... the sequence 2S followed by 4S with eight spades speaks to me of a hand with zero outside values. I'd be inclined to let the Eight ride. You have more knowledge of South's cuteness, though, so would give way to your greater table presence.
Richard Lawson's bidding problem: K864 A4 Q93 AKT4
The rest of the story: At the table, partner did indeed reopen, as I would have. The complete auction: ......1N - 2H - P P - X - P - 2S 3H - P - 4H - AP Making 4. The 2H bidder was 1-6-5-1. Lose ten imps when the other team in a slightly different auction did ...
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