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Richard Reitman
Richard Reitman
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 2, 2014
Last Seen
2 hours 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.

email:  probridge@me.com

Country
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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Duane Christensen's bidding problem: AKJx AKQxx --- ATxx
Unless we’ve agreed that (contrary to “standard”) a 1NT advance of a TOD may be rather skimpy, 2H here is functionally forcing. Having bid 2H, most of the time we would next cuebid diamonds. The problem with 3D (now) is that partner may take it as simply a warning ...
Duane Christensen's bidding problem: AKJx AKQxx --- ATxx
Some have argued that doubler’s 2M is non-forcing in competition, but this situation has nothing in common with a X of the 1NT advance. Were 2M passable, too often we’d have to consume vital bidding room —if not go minus needlessly—just to show a hand too strong ...
Duane Christensen's bidding problem: AKJx AKQxx --- ATxx
Having already chosen 1NT, advancer can afford to branch out with 3C, knowing that doubler can still bid 3D if concerned about a single stopper.
Mikael Rimstedt's bidding problem: T5 A9765 AJ T986
How many “extra values” can a passed-hand X have?
Mikael Rimstedt's bidding problem: T5 A9765 AJ T986
If analogous to a 1-level XX context, 2H would’ve denied a hand this good.
Duane Christensen's bidding problem: AKJx AKQxx --- ATxx
Agree; a repeat X denies a diamond void.
Michael Low's bidding problem: AKQTx --- xxxx AQxx
But partner will double 5H if s/he wishes to discourage further bidding.
Duane Christensen's bidding problem: AKJx AKQxx --- ATxx
What is partner to do with xx xx A10xxx KJxx or the like?
Jarek Langer's bidding problem: A5 A Q8532 JT973
(...not to mention that of a reopening 2NT.)
Michael Low's bidding problem: AKQTx --- xxxx AQxx
Indeed. By leaving two steps below 4S instead of zero, 4C figures to elicit helpful information—including partner’s reaction to *LHO’s* 4H—more often than would *our* 4H.
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