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Richard Reitman
Richard Reitman
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 2, 2014
Last Seen
7 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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Andy Caranicas's bidding problem: T62 AJ52 A AJT92
TB, your concluding sentence lacks a demonstrable basis. The opps evinced no interest in game on their own. Sure, there exist players who may base their competitive decision on ours, but we’ve no reason to believe that either opp fits that description. I would assign your “95%” to their ...
Merijn Groenenboom's bidding problem: 432 AKQJ A2 T932
Were partner to pass 3H, would you feel you’d done enough? Partner’s X says it’s our deal, so we have an obligation to (1) distinguish this hand from a blah minimum, and (2) express receptivity to both majors. 4D.
ATB - Who applies The Law
Henry, of course West can do something different: hoping to buy it for 2S but unable to do so, and surmising that 3H will score poorly, s/he decides to disturb the latter contract—a routine situation.
Shiang Chen's bidding problem: 65 AQJ9643 A7 65
BK & ML: Are you aware that this is a 4th-seat action? We must avoid a minus score, i.e., losing to a pass-out.
Floyd McWilliams's bidding problem: AJ63 KQ AKJT3 A6
Valid points regarding tempo. IMO undue slowness of 4H would necessitate a Pass, whereas undue haste would rule it out.
Tom Allan's bidding problem: AKQ9542 KJ43 A 6
I welcome further bidding by any player, to give me a better idea of who has how many of what. 3S natural and, in light of the free 2D bid, forcing.
meaning of a bid
Apparently sadomasochism need not involve props.
ATB - Who applies The Law
Of the two partners, West, with 3 low hearts and respectable spades, is better-placed to decide that 3H undoubled is likely to score poorly.
Matko Ferenca's bidding problem: A84 T5 KQ5432 93
(A lead out of turn usually ends up being “a poor lead”.)
Craig Biddle's bidding problem: Q42 KJ3 K765 Q32
A strong-1C system gives one only an *excuse*—not close to a legitimate *reason*—to open a 9-loser hand (modern LTC).

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