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Richard Lawson
Richard Lawson
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 29, 2010
Last Seen
June 2
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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The Vacant Spaces Trap
I still remember when someone presented the Law of Vacant Spaces to me. I just stared at them in befuddlement. I knew there were so many flaws in the "Law" but I also couldn't find a way to articulate them in a way that makes sense to someone who ...
Impolite to compliment partner?
May as well share the best "compliment" story I know, although it's not my story. A couple of decades ago, one of my bridge friends was dying of a fatal disease. Zia very graciously agreed to play with him in a one-session event at a Nationals. After one hand ...
Richard Lawson's bidding problem: K42 AQ643 K98 J2
I don't disagree at all, and in fact discussions between my partner and I along those lines are what prompted the poll. But that does mean you'll never find slam with AKx Qxxxx Kxxx x opposite xx Kx AQJxxxx Ax, but maybe that's okay.
Richard Lawson's bidding problem: K42 AQ643 K98 J2
Okay. So what's your proposed bidding sequence for AKx Qxxxx Kxxx x opposite xx Kx AQJxxxx Ax? Also, what's your proposed bidding sequence for AKx Qxxxx Kxxx x opposite xx xx AQJxx AKQx? This is the issue partner and I have been struggling with in auctions that start ...
Richard Lawson's bidding problem: K42 AQ643 K98 J2
I actually almost put in that 3H must surely show specifically the KH, but decided against it. I kinda wish I had now.
Richard Lawson's bidding problem: K42 AQ643 K98 J2
I don't disagree, but what do you bid with, say, xx Kx AQJxxxx Ax after 1H - 2D - 3D? Would not 4C deny a heart control? Wouldn't opener feel compelled to sign off with AKx Qxxxx Kxxx x?
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.
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