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Richard Reitman
Richard Reitman
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 2, 2014
Last Seen
3 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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New Suit Jump In Response to Weak Two
4C as “Preempt RKB” has proven to be useful. Using the other JS’s as fit-showing (3+) is helpful.
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: Q84 93 852 AT874
Advertising a 2-suiter with little/no realistic chance of declaring (gainfully) is a long-term losing proposition.
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: Q84 93 852 AT874
Perhaps a check under the bed with a flashlight is in order.
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: Q84 93 852 AT874
I recommend re-reading your LOTT literature regarding exceptions such as no wastage in the opponents’ suit(s). As for being massacred in 3Sx, that’s for inexperienced science fair experiments like, say, J9xxx Q10xxx x xx. With a legitimate reason to advertise a 2-suiter, and 2S as opposed to a ...
Slam invite question
(My 5H treatment is flawed spades *+/- 5-6m*, w/ no H loser.) If 5H is strictly 2-suited and “slammish”, it would seem that the “-ish” suffix drops off when partner badly misfits spades.
Do you play your 2!D opening as a weak 2?
Nero fiddled while Rome burned.
Slam invite question
While 5OM as a slam demand if partner controls the preempted suit is impractical, there is often room enough to distinguish concern from unconcern about the suit. Here, I favor the following scheme: 4S/5C/5D or 6 of any unbid strain: natural, non-forcing. 4NT: both minors *or* independent spades ...
Tilman Seidel's bidding problem: --- KT72 KQ654 J842
Good idea, provided one can remember to discuss that commonly-overlooked subject with partner.
Bill March's bidding problem: AKQT9xx QTx Qx K
Ime, the latter is a theoretical rather than realistic risk. At least one of the two opps will have extreme spade shortness strongly-suggestive of action.
Tilman Seidel's bidding problem: --- KT72 KQ654 J842
I agree (but NT advances do stand out in my memory). :-)

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