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Richard Reitman
Richard Reitman
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 2, 2014
Last Seen
22 minutes 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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Is 3x - (pass) - 3y forcing or non-forcing
It’s not that simple, John. For one thing, how does opener know whether responder’s suit is Axxxxx or KQJ10xxx ?
Hank Youngerman's bidding problem: K AQx KQ9xx A8xx
“...if he doesn’t have five hearts, we don’t want to play in hearts.” In what strain would we rather play holding, eg., xxx KJxx AJ Qxxx ?
ATB - we pushed them to slam. Again.
ATB - we pushed them to slam. Again.
(Good point, Ken.)
Mikael Rimstedt's lead problem: AJ863 KJ98 --- Q842
That’s what I’m voting for.
Mikael Rimstedt's lead problem: AJ863 KJ98 --- Q842
Why did E cue-bid rather than jump directly to 3NT? The X rules out mild SI, so perhaps E has four hearts. Lacking the diamond partner was hoping I had to lead, I doubt that an initial spade trick could be their ninth.
Mikael Rimstedt's lead problem: AJ863 KJ98 --- Q842
Except when both defenders have shown a long suit, I don’t subscribe to the lead-your-suit doctrine of doubling nt contracts. Not only will partner normally lead his/her long suit, why confirm the opps’ fear that 3NT is on shaky ground and removing is wise?
Alan Shillitoe's bidding problem: 6 AKJ76 AKQJ4 95
“Too late” indeed...thanks to the so-called “successful” 3S splinter. If instead diamonds had been bid twice in a row, after RKB + Q-ask in H’s pd would treat 6D as an offer to play rather than an enquiry about the dK.
Is 3x - (pass) - 3y forcing or non-forcing
No problem, Rob...just please don’t give up growling & barking.
ATB - we pushed them to slam. Again.
Well, 5 respondents have voted for passing the W hand, and who knows how many were dissuaded therefrom? (Nonetheless, your point is taken.)

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