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Richard Reitman
Richard Reitman
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 2, 2014
Last Seen
a minute ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Twice a national champion, I plan to play more often, having recently retired from a 33-yr career as an MD specializing in Emergency Care and Orthopedics.


United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning the Senior Swiss with a first-time partner and first-time teammates.
Bridge Accomplishments
1st in the Senior Swiss in DC, 2nd in the Mixed Pairs in Louisville, 1st in the 0-5K Pairs
Favorite Conventions
(1) Drury, (2) splinters, (3) expanded use of transfers.
BBO Username
dbl me
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Line of Play
In practice that would often serve you well... but I wouldn’t rely on it against defenders I knew to be wily. Two main problems: (1) it gives up on East holding royal-x in hearts plus the guarded sp10, and (2) (assuming West appears not to have a problem) upon ...
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...but “all” of your values = an optional opening hand...and it’s imps.
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Tom: How can 1NT be “the best you can do” when X is by no means a lie and (unlike 1NT) could easily represent a maximum initial Pass? Eric: If that is the case, it must be prominently displayed on the CC. Absent such disclosure, there is no basis for ...
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I’m amazed that some respondents see little inconsistency in portraying as 6-10 a hand they might have opened, and favorably-positioned to boot.
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I found the reason sufficiently warranted to select that answer option.
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How many respondents regard AQ in the suit overcalled by RHO as “6 hcp”?
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So partner, with 14 or a nice 13, is expected to keep bidding? Are we to assume that partner in 3rd chair has a light opener until proven otherwise?...a great way to miss a game at imps.
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I said “over”, not “in response to”. Two very different kettles of fish.
Treatments over 1NT with 5-card major
...leaving 3C free for...?
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1NT is an “unpopular opinion” because—over an overcall —including a great 11 for 1NT is an unpopular treatment. As for opener’s pass, by no means does it deny legitimacy.

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