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Richard Lawson
Richard Lawson
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 29, 2010
Last Seen
May 24
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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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 ...
Declare 7NT on the Nine of Diamonds lead
This is incredibly useful. Thanks for the detailed analysis. How did you arrive at these figures? By hand? I've been looking for a good bridge single-dummy analyzer for quite some time but can't find one. I used to be a math major with a predilection for statistical analysis ...
Declare 7NT - the actual layout and the subtle mistake I made
I had the dealer wrong. This was Board 8. West dealt. I'll fix that.
Richard Lawson's lead problem: AQJT43 KJ9 4 K74
Peg Kaplan has declarer's hand almost exactly right. K9x AT AKQJxx AQ Leading either a diamond or a high heart honor kills the contract. You still have to defend accurately on a diamond lead. On the run of the diamonds you have to reduce to AQJ KJ - Kx. When ...
ATB - Poor slam
FWIW, 6C makes on the actual layout. Clubs break 3-2 and the opening leader has the King of hearts.
My NABC Robot Individual Journey - Day 1
Thank you everyone for the kind words of encouragement. I will continue to publish these reports until bridge dies out altogether. I have fun writing them, and that should be all that matters.
My NABC Robot Individual Journey - Day 1
Sounds like there is not much of an appetite for these kind of articles on the main page of BW. I'll hold off posting more until we get a robot-dedicated forum.
My NABC Robot Individual Journey - Day 1
They lead small from xxx. The robots don't understand the concept of attitude leads yet.
My NABC Robot Individual Journey - Day 1
Very good point. West is unlikely to be leading a doubleton heart, so odds are very good I can set up the Nine of hearts.

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