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Robert Lass
Robert Lass
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 31, 2011
Last Seen
Oct. 15
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
Any National that I can drive to without ending up in a ditch.
Favorite Conventions
Flannery, negative free bids
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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Do What Is Possible, Not What Is Easy
Fire, meet brimstone. Well said!
(1!D) precision can be 2+, 3!D and 3NT overcall
2♦ is natural, values & suit for a 2 level overcall. 2♥ is Michaels (Majors) 3♦ asks for a diamond stopper 3NT is to play
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: 84 9 94 JT876532
3NT! Let them work it out.
Is style disclosable?
Yes, she could have asked that too. Unbalanced minimums are dealt with by rebidding the opening minor suit or using checkback with a four card major (e.g. 4-1-5-3).
Is style disclosable?
The key to this is "generally known to bridge players." I had a World Class player grill me two weeks ago because when she inquired about the meaning of 1D-2D (game forcing)-2NT, I replied it was a balanced minimum. Later in the auction, her partner asked about another bid ...
Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: K2 AK653 --- J98652
I bid 5H, so that when they bid 6D, I will know what to lead.
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: T9763 T 9763 K32
If you had seen my partner's 2C bids, you would bid 3NT here too!
Zachary Madden's lead problem: Q2 AK764 6 QJT87
Of course!
Equal Level Conversion Parameters
We only play this double at the 2-level. Works for us.
What's this DBL Part 2
This is a variation of the "Striped-Tail Ape" double, where you double someone in game because the result is better than letting them make slam! Otherwise, I don't have any idea.

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