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Robert Lass
Robert Lass
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 31, 2011
Last Seen
June 17
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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Gidwani is ACBL's Next CEO
Certified Financial Advisor.
Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: --- Q9x A8xx AQ8xxx
I think South's pass is mandatory, showing a minimum opening bid. If partner can double facing a possible (unbalanced) 11 count, the South hand can afford a pass. This hand will not play well for declarer. If you think you are ahead in the match and want to avoid ...
Reporting your team's renege
As explained to me by Mike Flader, the now happily-retired National ACBL Director, it is actually unethical for you or your partner to call attention to a revoke because it skews the actual results. In a pair game, all the other pairs will receive a lower score if you allow ...
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: --- AKT AK876 AQ986
Would have bid 5S the 1st time. Couldn't be anything but a strong H raise with 1st rd S control and a monster hand.
A Third Bidding Approach
We open almost all 11s, and many 9-10 distros and have no trouble at all in "sorting it out." The key is found in the bidding's green and says PASS:) We use a 14-16 NT structure and a minor suit response system that is highly conventional. The ...
And congrats to you and your team for such a great performance.
Interview with Sylvia Shi
You are looking at the future of USA bridge. Great interview.
Bidding their transfer suit
We have been play this bid as Michaels for several years, with great success. Paul, I "invented" this bid during a Swiss Match against one of the pairs from the then World Champion Dutch team. It seemed obvious to me; you can't possibly have the suit you bid, since ...
Invitational or Attempt to Signoff
Both good questions. Yes, Harald, the system is off by PH. We play constructive single raises & preemptive double raises by PH. Alvin, we have tried both ways and have discovered that playing inverted raises as game forcing gives us the most room to explore. Why jump to the three level ...
Invitational or Attempt to Signoff
In our system, we play inverted raises as forcing to game. This hand does not qualify. The choices are either 1NT (10-11 bal) or 2D (limit raise in clubs). I would pick 2d since the hand is lacking in outside stoppers. I suspect partner would bid 3C since he didn ...

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