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Richard Whitehead
Richard Whitehead
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Member Since
Feb. 6, 2011
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

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ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
2 over 1 GF
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Penny strong NT
2/1 GF
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2/1 Game Force
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Minorwood or Redwood?
Eastwood - do you feel lucky?
Yuan Shen's bidding problem: AKQT875 --- AKJ985 ---
I'm going to start with 2, bid spades and then diamonds. As long as partner has a sense of humour, 2-2; 2-3; 7 looks like a decent shot.
Desambiguating a weak no trump situation
"Grotesque" just means peculiarly ugly - it isn't offensive, just more emphatic than simply "ugly". Once antidisestablishmentarianism was allowed as a word, the door was open to constructed words like this.
Desambiguating a weak no trump situation
With those hands you aren't at the 3-level. Opener raised to 2 and Responder passed.
Efficient bridge thinking tricks, and how to learn them
A piece of advice I got relatively early on was simply about watching the cards. All of us normal humans forget things now and again, but your memory is almost certainly better than you think it is. Towards the end of a hand, you actually have a decent chance (if ...
Open Or Not?
The other problem is that if the hand isn't passed out, partner will never believe your hand is this good.
The Worst Convention Ever
With one partner, I play a home-grown version of mini-Roman. We have restricted it so that the shortage is in a minor suit, and defined responses so that we can bid properly when Responder is strong and Responder nearly always finishes up as declarer. We like it. OK, it's ...
Slightly off shape 1NT?
I don't automatically select the opening with this shape - whether I open 1NT or 1 on this hand is as much a matter of mood as anything else. If the NT range is stated as 15-17 it wouldn't be a problem, because the long suit justifies an ...
Delayed Alert
I always explain before the opening lead, if the opponents didn't ask during the auction. I don't see why some of my opponents should have better explanations than others.
Can't play to the 13th trick
Possibly more confusing is when a defender manages to not play a card to a trick. I was dummy a few weeks ago when that happened.

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