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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
see above... I should have gone for $500.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Chicago Bridge Center
Favorite Tournaments
Lake Geneva Regional, Omaha Regional, any National that I can drive to without ending up in a ditch.
Favorite Conventions
Flannery, negative free bids
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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The difference between winning and success;
I'm from New York. Whenever anyone says, "I'll be honest with you." they are lying through their teeth!
Legal Aid Requested
We play 1C-1D shows either 6-9 balanced, or 6+ with a genuine diamond suit. 1C-1D does not necessarily deny a 4 card mjr, and could possibly be made on a 3-3-2-5 pattern. This allows 1C-1NT to show 10-to a really bad 12. We often find ourselves in 1NT making 2 ...
Couldn't Walk the Dog.. They Closed the door
You should have opened the door and let the pooch run.
Michael Seamon Junior USBC (Part 1)
"...and yet another reminder not to play too fast." The story of my life. Congrats to you, and thanks to all who have played a role in keeping bridge alive and creating interest among young players. The future of USA bridge is in good hands.
I was told by Mike Flader, the now retired Senior National Director, that not only was the offending side not obligated to disclose such an infraction, it was his opinion that it was unethical to do so. He said that this mistake by declarer was like any other mistake, and ...
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: JT842 82 8 AQJ32
I would bid 2C, XYZ invitational hand. Pard will bid 2D, and I will bid 3C. This shows 5 spades and 5C, since a) an immediate 3C rebid over 1c-1s is 6-4 preempt with weak 4 card spade suit and b) any clyb raise must be 5 cards, since partner ...
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: JT842 82 8 AQJ32
Do you play XYZ or checkback at all?
Bergen 4-Diamond bid
This seems to me like a variation on the old Swiss Raises, where 4C & 4D showed either 5 Trump+an A. I forget the distintion between the two.
Insufficient Bid
I would force the offender to pass, and then I would bid 1H. Two can play this game.
Negative Doubles after Opponent's Overcall of 4 of a Major?
We play negative doubles thru 4H. All negative doubles promise at least 2 places to play, and negative doubles of hearts promise spades. High level (i.e. over 4H) negative doubles also promise cards. Partner will be agressive in protecting us in pass out seat.

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