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Richard Whitehead
Richard Whitehead
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Member Since
Feb. 6, 2011
Last Seen
6 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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Team Whitehead
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The Best Bridge Writer
Myself and my first partner (Gary Watson) largely learned how to play bridge from books, being blessed with a local library that included quite a large number of bridge books for some reason. The individual books that had the biggest impact on me were The Expert Game by Reese and ...
The Best Bridge Writer
Many people's favorite book, not at all "little known".
The Best Bridge Writer
Yes and no. Mollo's characters are rubber bridge types, which you don't meet so often in duplicate games (or you don't play enough hands against them to make recognition so easy).
An Absurd ACBL Procedure
Ever since Boye stirred the pot, the more senior and more ethical American pairs have gone from being sensitive to ethical issues to a sort of hyper-sensitive state. So yes, in ACBL-land, go out of your way to avoid even the appearance of impropriety. Which makes the attitude of the ...
Who Will Win the English Open Trials?
Same for me, with the additional comment that I like the thread above - if David Gold had been in the field, I would have voted for him.
How often do you play bridge?
I answered 3-4 times a week, because that's how often I play at the club. But I also fool around with the robots on BBO in between times - not sure if that counts.
Essay: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the BBO Bots
In the round-robins in New York, the top bracket is a Swiss, and you can play up whatever your MP total.
Protect Your Winners
I'm not sure what position you're looking at. Kit is referring to the situation after trick 10, when East is on lead.
Best use of 2!d opening in a big club system
I've been reading Sontag's book Power Precision. Back in the day, Sontag-Weichsel were playing 2 as Roman 16-24 or a weak 2 in hearts. Opening 2 was Flannery and the Precision 2D combined. Sounds like a lot of memory strain, but the two bids together pick ...
Bridge Rule Clarification Questions
I haven't played rubber bridge in many years, so some of your questions I won't attempt an answer. But some are straightforward enough. #3 If I think partner is about to play from the wrong hand, I usually just say so: "you're on the board" or whatever ...

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