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Richard Whitehead
Richard Whitehead
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Member Since
Feb. 6, 2011
Last Seen
May 24
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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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.
Overcalling 1NT with a singleton
@DY: Thanks for a new word. Sciolism got added to my vocabulary.
Richard Granville's bidding problem: J64 AQ943 852 T7
11-17 in some sense unbalanced, probably a red singleton. With a balanced hand, I would have either opened or rebid 1NT.
High-Level Preempt: Alertable or Not? (ACBL)
Routine bridge is that a 3rd seat preempt is unpredictable, at the 3-level or the 4-level. As long as partner doesn't know more than the opponents, what is there to alert? You going to say "could be weak or could be strong"? Opps will really thank you for that ...
Inverted Minors
@CM: True, except it hasn't been much of a problem for us, in practice. We like other uses for 2/2 j/s over the minors, so our choices are a bit limited.
Inverted Minors
I prefer 1m-2m forcing 10+, 1m-3m weak 4-6, 1m-j/s Om mixed 7-9. That works regardless of your NT range, although I prefer weak, without compromising 1m-2M j/s. It does introduce a problem if you like 1D-2C GF and 1D-3C invitational. I recommend making 1D-2C just F1 instead. You ...
Takeout Double with 8 HCP?
With one partner, I'm playing a version of Mini-Roman, where 2 = 4-4-4-1 or 5-4-4-0, short in a minor, 10-14hcp. Admittedly, this is intended to be somewhat preemptive, but we find the proper attitude for Responder is to bid aggressively. Generally, whenever Responder has a major suit fit, the ...
Another question about alerting when there's no agreement
Tim: "It seems to me that east was guessing: west might have had reds, minors, or clubs. At no point during the auction should he alert because there is no agreement." At the point West bid 3, he neatly defined his hand, and East was no longer guessing.
What Does An Ethical Huddler Do
If I'm trying to decide between bidding and passing, after a long huddle that I recognize, I always bid. If I'm trying to decide between two bids, I just try to pick the best one, and let the chips fall as far as director calls go.

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