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Robb Gordon
Robb Gordon
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 21, 2010
Last Seen
8 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I am the ACBL National Recorder. I was on the NAC (appeals committee) from 1984 until its demise. I joined the ACBL Laws Commission in 2006. I was added to the ACBL Ethical Oversight in 2010. I am particularly proud (and mystified) about being appointed to the ACBL Goodwill committee. My hobbies include my dogs, singing, wine, and watching baseball and basketball. Former member District 17 Board and former 1st Alternate Director D17.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
NABC Champion, WBF Mixed Teams Bronze Medal
Favorite Tournaments
Phoenix, Denver, Albuquerque, Las Vegas, Toronto, Eilat, Gold Coast
Favorite Conventions
transfers of all kinds
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
Bridge Winners Standard / Eastern Scientific template
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A Simple (I think!) Question
I don't understand one of the potential answers. You ask about what to play to encourage. You are asking what a correct attitude signal is. Why would count be relevant? If you didn't specify encouragement, that choice would be appropriate.
Richard Margolis's bidding problem: AT4 AK96 J3 AKT6
It would be nice to make a forcing pass, but since 3 wouldn't be forcing, a pass higher than 3 can't be forcing either.
Changes for All ACBL Special Games
First Class Mail went from 2c to 3c on November 3, 1917 for the war effort. It was reduced back to 2c on July 1, 1919. There was also a 3c rate during the 1860s but it was limited to 1/2 oz.
Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: AJ72 743 82 QT52
I think that for most experts this is a "pre-balance" situation and 2NT can be quite frisky. To me Pass is clear.
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: J5 9 AQJ92 AT985
After a 1NT overcall a simple 2 bid may not give you the chance to bid again. 2NT should not be a completely preemptive action between two bidding partners that haven't shown a fit. It is very dangerous.
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: 963 K8762 Q7 J53
I like my 5 bid over 3NT that wasn't very popular. I don't want the "last guess" so I avoid that problem.
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: J5 9 AQJ92 AT985
The question is what 2NT shows. To me, NV, it suggests offense without a lot of defense. With this hand I bid 2 and judge whether to bid 3 if I have the opportunity. Yes, sometimes it will go 2 p 4 and I am fixed ...
After 2!h double negative to 2!c
"In some of my partnerships I play that 2♦ in response to 2♣ promises values and 2♥ becomes the "second negative". " I avoid these issues because I refuse to play that. I play either 2D negative and 2H artificial POSITIVE or plain old 2D waiting. I like the Kokish convention ...
A new low for the robots
I object. Peter Noone in Herman's Hermits "Mrs. Brown".
Tales from the Attic: The Good Old Days, Part One.
Carol's husband Tommy played with Crane quite often.

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