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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
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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ATB: In competition, how much do you need to support partner's 2-level overcall?
I have a different evaluation of the South hand. 5-3-3-2, no aces, honors in short suit, only 1/2 of a cover card, only three trump. This hand does not qualify for a simple raise. Partner, if he has a good hand, can reopen.
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: A4 AK95 75 A9743
Doesn't the second double show Hearts and a minor?
Battle of principles
Certainly true, but most common treatment by expert players around here (midwest US). What does a negative double show? Less than spades? Not clear to me how this would work.
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: J JT654 AJ865 KJ
Pass! How will partner know what to do if I bid the same with AJxxx of hearts as well. By passing in direct seat, partner will tell me what to do. His x shows a good raise with some defense and his 3H is purely competitive. Over X, I will ...
Steve Bloom's lead problem: 92 AQ94 53 AT832
Whether ruffed or not, the underlead is a lout suit preference signal should partner have an entry. If this loses to an opponents stiff king, quit bridge and all card game immediately!
Michaels for the Majors Maybe???
How about good old fashioned Top and Bottom q-bids?
Michaels for the Majors Maybe???
We play 2C is natural and 2D is Mike. Over Precision/Aftificial 1D, we play that 2D is natural and that 2H is Mike. Works pretty well, and solves the problem of what to do with a good hand with clubs or diamonds in those situations.
Your Take on This Exposing This Revoke?
This topic arouse a few years ago in my discussion with a very well respected National Direcor. His opinion was that not only were you not required to report that your partner had revoked, but that it was unethical and illegal to do so. His reasoning was that revokes and ...
How weak is an opener in Standard 2/1
Would always open.
Battle of principles
Play as above. Additionally, I'd like to understand the need for a support double when South guarantees a 5 card suit. We play the double is takeout.

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