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Robert Lass
Robert Lass
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 31, 2011
Last Seen
June 20
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
RRLASS
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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You are now the King/Queen of the ACBL, what next?
First, I'd kill all the lawyers. The BoD would be next. Not serious about the lawyers.
Steve Weinstein's bidding problem: T8xx x K9xx KQxx
We play 3S is 6-9, 4 trump and one defensive trick (either an A or a suited KQ other than trump suit). After this, partner will know what to do.
The Death of Teams
We just got back from the Champaign, IL Regional. Attendance was down markedly. There was only one bracket in the KOs, which ultimately paid in the 35 mp range. All of them were won by a single professional team. The Monday Swiss had 24 tables, and paid a whopping 13 ...
Nickell vs. Lall - Board 111 - 7!S
After reading this with interest, I wonder how someone who has had six months of lessons and a 3rd place finish in a I/N tournament would view the conversation. There is such a vast difference between even "good" bridge players and expert players. The was a wonderful bridge player ...
Downgrades?
As a general rule, I deduct a point for 4333 hands, and also a point for aceless balanced hands. I will often upgrade a point if I have two aces and two tens however, since we play 14-16 NT on most deals, I never upgrade a 13 point hand to ...
Break from the US Open Trials: Report on a Junior's first tournament hand!
My first tournament, I played against Paul Soloway in the second round and almost passed out at the table.
Two ways to show an invite with 4crd !s
We almost never show a spade suit playing Flannery:) We also will bypass 1C/1D-1H and bid 1NT with a tenace position and 4 spades. If partner is strong enough to force to game (by bidding 2D), we will bid spades at the two level. This right-sides a possible NT ...
How to Attract Youth Players?
For starters, don't refer to them as "youth". Call them "yewts" like Joe Pesci did in "My Cousin Vinnie".
Zachary Madden's bidding problem: Qxx AJx x AJ87xx
Missed the initial pass. Ooops. Why did partner bid at all? What is 2NT? Diamonds with club tolerance? I'm really confused now.
Zachary Madden's bidding problem: Qxx AJx x AJ87xx
My partners do not bid 2nt without a club fitter. They also don't bid it on a bad 11 count. 3NT at IMPS seems obvious, but I've been wrong before.
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