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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
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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What is 1!C - (1!S) - 2!S?
This is why I don't like 2 card club openers. Catering to the rare occasion that you open a diamond on a three card suit. If this bother you so much, open one of a major:)
What is 1!C - (1!S) - 2!S?
Club raise and/or stopper ask works better for us. Its a little more flexible.
how many spades?
I'd bid 3NT. Why not?
Memphis hotels
Memphis has a 17% hotel tax.
Strong Hand
Another hand for control responses. If partner replies anything other than two diamonds, we can take our time to decide which slam to play.
Stong marmic
Isn't marmic something that goes on toast?
Howard Engle's bidding problem: KQ6 AJT74 A JT75
If partner has a penalty pass, then you can likely make 3NT. Its tough to set a one level contract 3 tricks.
What is the best treatment for 2NT?
I'm with you.
David Yates's bidding problem: AT9865 J9 87 AK9
Double! Shows spades.
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: KQJ 74 KJT72 643
I had to bid 1NT just to keep this from being unanimous. When partner now bids 1M, what do you do? Bid 1NT or 2D? How about if he bids 2C? Do you pass, bid 2D or bid 2NT? I say, just bid 1NT and get it over with. Chances ...

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