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Robert Lass
Robert Lass
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 31, 2011
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Can you identify my Avatar?  I'm the best bridge player in Chicago for about three hands a month.  The rest of the time, I just swim along with the other fish.

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
As a punk kid after hours at the Wild Whist BC (in LA), going for $200 in a $5 an IMP money game in which the only non-World Champion was me!
Bridge Accomplishments
2019 Winner 0-10K Knockout Memphis NABC
Regular Bridge Partners
Tom Fogarty
Favorite Tournaments
Any National that I can drive to without ending up in a ditch.
Favorite Conventions
Flannery,
BBO Username
RRLASS
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
Ro & Ro
2/1 Many hands upgraded
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1!c-2!d: What do you play it as (in 2/1)?
I play that it has at least one defensive trick. That way, partner can tell when to double their 3-level contracts when he is holding book in his own hand. This works particularly well at matchpoints.
1!c-2!d: What do you play it as (in 2/1)?
I play inverted minors are forcing to game, so this bud is a good limit raise in .
Strong NT overcall that does not promise a stopper--disclosure obligations?
The legendary Canadian Barry Harper once told me, "There are two kinds of stoppers. The ones you have, and the ones your opponents think you have." So true.
Summer NABC Moved
Bummer. I just made reservations for South Dakota.
Debbie Rosenberg's bidding problem: AQ K KT753 AQ653
Weren't the Veracious Imprecations an R&B act from the late 60s? I believe they recorded on Stax and may have opened for Otis Redding.
Liam Milne's bidding problem: 9 K87642 82 AQ94
This was my thinking as well. Partner should play me for this hand because I might have stretched a little with a better suit. I guarantee a six-bagger some cards.
Jim Munday's bidding problem: Kxxx AKJTxx x xx
I guess I'm still a junior at heart. I bid 5 confidently.
Writing style question
How is that supposed to make the poor semicolon feel? I say three spaces after a period and two spaces after any other diacritical markings.
Writing style question
However, at live bridge here in the midwest, a goodly percentage of the players, when naming the final contract out loud, will say something like "Four spades in THE West."
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: Q653 K AQT6543 7
Partner could not bid over 1. If they had spades and a hand, they likely would have overcalled. Same with . Therefore, partner is mostly broke, or has a hand with . Let them guess.
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