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Robert Lass
Robert Lass
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 31, 2011
Last Seen
Jan. 18
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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Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: Q AKQJ4 KJT73 K6
Me too.
Who gets to sleep on the couch?
I'm with you. What is the difference between 2 places to play and a negative double? Don't they promise the same thing.
When to bid a NT-game with 10 opposite a 14-16 NT or 9 opposite a 15-17 NT
We have been playing 14-16 NT (in most seats) for many years. We use 1n-2S as a range asking bid (or a club hand) to determine openers strength. This way, you KNOW when partner has a minimum as opposed to guessing. This, along with tightening up hand evaluation, gets us ...
Time for a rethink
I have no objection to playing against any methods except "forcing pass". That is because a forcing pass gives the side opening with a pass has a distinctly unfair advantage. What is this advantage? Simply the fact that neither opponent is allowed to double. There is no other bid in ...
Matt Williams's bidding problem: AQ432 AQ9 --- KQT92
I'm with you.
Feedback for Convention Chart
Here's my problem with "strong Pass". If I have a balanced 15 and my LHO opens a forcing Pass in front of me, can I double for penalties? Must I open 1NT? How about a two suited hand. Can I double for takeout? This is the issue that killed ...
Undiscussed Double
We play X is shortness because partner will always reopen with a double with any hand he would have passed a penalty double. 4D would show 1st round control and a slammish hand.
1S-2H;3H Now what?
In ACBL, 2C with xx is not GCC compatible (you apparently need 3 to have a "suit"). Even Gazzilli is Mid-chart. I agree though that two of a minor here will get you to hearts anytime you belong there.
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: T863 AQJT4 K6 A8
At MY table, the ops end up in 2H doubled, down 800!
RIP Bill Wickham
Just started to get to know him. He will be missed. I hope all his squeezes and finesses work for him in his next bridge games.

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