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Richard Whitehead
Richard Whitehead
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 6, 2011
Last Seen
an hour ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

Bridge Information

BBO Username
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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Team Whitehead
2 over 1
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Unusual Pairings and names.
There's a Thomas and Gerald that play at our club.
What ACBL Arbitration Agreement?
I recently renewed my ACBL membership on-line. Acceptance of the arbitration agreement is now prominent in the renewal dialog. It wasn't, a few years ago. I don't know when they changed it.
As I said, *before* starting. We don't change within a session.
Pontificate on a Common Game deal
I opened 1 playing 2/1, and partner refused to stop bidding below 6. She didn't consider 7, however.
I can't sit everywhere.
I have one partner who doesn't want to be dealer on the first couple of boards. So which seat we take depends on the movement and the number of boards per round. So we like to start at table 5 if we're E-W, because I'm East whether ...
Should South find a bid with this hand?
Even if you pass over 1, you have to then bid 2 over 2. That can't be anything but natural.
X/NT Inversion
In the book describing Tangerine Club, I noticed that those guys played this sort of inversion against opponent's opening weak 2s - 2NT is for takeout and double showed the sort of hand I would have overcalled with 2NT. I assumed that they were competing in fields where undisciplined openings ...
Prep Before the Game
I've been in New York a long time, but I learned to play bridge in England many years ago. One thing I noticed on moving is that Americans don't know how to drink. Sure, they can pour stuff down, but they seem to treat it as an end ...
1NT - should it be 100% forcing in response to 1H or 1S
I do have one partner who announced "forcing" after my 1NT response (correctly, per our agreement), and then passed. Everyone at the table found it amusing (fortunately), and our agreement was changed to semi-forcing before we played the second board of the round.

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