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Richard Reitman
Richard Reitman
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 2, 2014
Last Seen
4 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.


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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Steve Zolotow's bidding problem: K2 AKT653 763 92
Who said I didn’t like it? I simply get more out of the rationale for any choice than the choice per se.
Colin Baker's bidding problem: AK6 AQJ98432 53 ---
Here, however, even on a favorable lead our mission in 6S is far from accomplished.
Steve Zolotow's bidding problem: K2 AKT653 763 92
Saying “I like spaghetti” needs no explanation. Saying “I like 1H” could do with one.
Roger Lee's bidding problem: xx KQJTxxxx --- Txx
Perhaps the opponents’ mishandling of your psych exemplified why they were participating in a *regional* event at a *national* tournament.
"The worst play I have ever seen"
Phil - IMO, excusing the d10 play is overly-generous. When dummy has a trick-source suit, any defensive discard in it ought to be *count*, period. East’s actual hand (along with countless others) was effectively ruled out by the d10 discard. In addition to CZ’s example hand consistent with the ...
"The worst play I have ever seen"
Ken, I’m not convinced that you really tried to process what I wrote. By “top-down” I don’t mean “A...K...etc.”; I mean as opposed to leading out a low one. And I’m surprised that one could think I hadn’t already budgeted for two EW major-suit ...
"The worst play I have ever seen"
FWIW, I agree with the principle that any defensive carding in dummy’s trick-source suit (if any) ought to be *count*. I further agree that the surprise high-low in diamonds should have prompted a subsequent heart switch as opposed to a 4th round of clubs.
How do you play the second double?
Why stop at 3S? Why not double = takeout however many times they bid spades, right up to the 5 or 6 level? ;-) ;-)
Richard Fleet's bidding problem: QT5 9764 AQ A953
My admittedly-infrequent dabbling in cruise bridge has left me with the distinct impression that disregard for the likelihood of “generous” opposing defense will leave us shy of the prestigious winner’s circle. My past cruise-bridge partners have had reliable values for weak 2’s.
Richard Fleet's bidding problem: QT5 9764 AQ A953

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